Professional Engineer Registration Scheme in NSW

When the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBP) and Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (RAB) laws came into effect in 2020 they applied to Class 2 residential apartment buildings.

The NSW Government intended for this to be expanded to additional classes and is now rolling out these changes.

From 3 July 2023 the DBP and RAB acts will include the construction of new Class 3 and 9c buildings. In July 2024, the acts will be further expanded to include alteration or renovation work for existing buildings in these classes.


Australia faces engineering skills crisis by 2040

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Australia faces engineering skills crisis by 2040 An independent report commissioned by Professionals Australia projects a skills shortage of 200,000 engineers by 2040, undermining vital engineering projects and economic growth unless industry and governments take urgent action to grow the engineering skills base and workforce in Australia.

The report ‘Engineering a Better Future: Australia’s Growing Crisis in Engineering Skills’ identifies failures in the education pipeline for engineers, the underutilisation of qualified engineers in the workforce, and an extremely low participation rate of women in engineering as the main reasons for the predicted shortage.