ARBS 2020 registrations
Events and conferences

Registrations opening for ARBS 2020

Visitor registration for the ARBS 2020 trade exhibition opens on December 2. The event will be held in Melbourne from May 19–21, 2020, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The organisers are promising access to Australia’s most comprehensive display of products, innovations and services from the top HVAC&R and built environment suppliers in the […]

NSW registration
News

A halfway solution for NSW?

The NSW government has taken the next step on the road to professional registration of engineers and other building practitioners – but the draft bill has already raised concerns. The draft of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 aims to deliver on the reforms committed to by the government response to the Building Confidence […]

NSW-registration
News Public Comment

NSW takes first step towards registration

The NSW government has released draft regulations to introduce registration for building and development certifiers. The move comes one month after Victoria passed legislation for compulsory registration of engineers, and follows the recommendations of the Building Confidence implementation plan. Engineers Australia has criticised what it perceives as the excessively narrow focus of the regulation. “The […]

Legislation Updates News

Professional registration on track in Victoria

Victoria’s Legislative Assembly has passed the Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019. The legislation, modelled closely on the existing Queensland Professional Engineers Act, is intended to fulfill the government’s 2014 goal to introduce a mandatory, statutory registration scheme, and work with other jurisdictions to develop a nationally consistent registration scheme for engineers. “The government remains determined […]

Legislation Updates News

BMF prioritises professional registration for engineers

Following an independent assessment of problems in the building and construction industry, the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) has developed a roadmap for reform. And one of the key changes it has signalled is the need for a nationally harmonised registration scheme for building practitioners, including engineers. The implementation plan is a product of the Building […]