Code of Practice

RPEQs are bound by the Code of Practice for Registered Professional Engineers, which is developed by the Board in collaboration with professional organisations and universities. The Code of Practice is reviewed at least once every three years and submitted to the Minister for Housing and Public Works for approval.

The objectives of the Code are to:

fulfil the requirements of section 108(1) of the Professional Engineers Act 2002, which states that the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland must  “make a code of practice to provide guidance to registered professional engineers as to appropriate professional conduct or practice”; 

set out the minimum levels of professional conduct required to be met by registered professional engineers in Queensland so that they can carry out their roles within a framework of integrity, care for the public, and competency; and

assist the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in determining “whether the registered professional engineer has behaved in a way that constitutes unsatisfactory professional conduct, or practice” (Professional Engineers Act 2002, s129).

The principles reflect the obligations under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 that a registered professional engineer in the practice of engineering in Queensland has to:

clients or employers; and
general professional obligations.

Click here to view the current Code of Practice.