BPEQ Policies

BPEQ is committed to protecting the public and setting the standard of engineering. BPEQ’s policies guide its decision making processes and expectations.
Assessment Entity Considerations Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide clarity in relation to the Board’s policy considerations when considering applications by organisations to become an Assessment Entity providing an assessment scheme under the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

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Board as a Model Litigant Policy

The purpose of this policy is to state how the Board will conduct itself and adhere to model litigant principles in a manner that exemplifies the principles of justice.

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Certification by RPEQs Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Board’s views on certification by RPEQs in the context of the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

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Complaints about the public official policy

The objective of this policy is to set out how the Board will deal with a complaint (also information or matter) that involves or may involve corrupt conduct of its public official as defined in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

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Complaints against Registered Professional Engineers and Investigation Decisions Policy

The purpose of the policy is to set out the framework by which the Board will deal with complaints made against RPEQs.

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Complaints Management Policy

This policy establishes the underlying principles and obligations of the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (Board) concerning the management and resolution of complaints. This policy has been developed in accordance with the Board’s values, and the Public Service Act 2008 (PSA) which requires a department to establish and implement a system for dealing with customer complaints.

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Continuing Professional Development Audit Selection Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline the Board’s policy as to how it will determine the list of RPEQs to be audited each year for compliance with its Continuing Professional Development policy.

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Continuing Registration Requirements Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Board’s Continuing Registration Requirements in accordance with Part 2, Division 4, Subdivision 1 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002, for engineers applying for renewal or restoration of their registration.

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Generic Designs Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline the Board’s position in relation to the finding of a faulty generic design during the course of its investigations into a matter.

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General Registration Process Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the Board in considering applications for registration from professional engineers.

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Investigations Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide the framework for investigations by the Board, or by Board authorised investigators, into the conduct of RPEQs and into suspected offences against the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

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Mutual Recognition Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Board’s position on applications for registration made under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth).

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Offences and Investigation Decisions Policy

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (Board) is responsible for protecting the public, maintaining confidence in the profession and upholding professional standards of Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ). The Board’s regulatory compliance and enforcement function, of which the complaints process is a key part, is critical to maintaining those standards, and consequently, public safety and public confidence in engineering services.

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Payment of Penalty and Costs Policy

The purpose of the policy is to establish a uniform practice for recovery of fines and/or penalties imposed on RPEQs and other persons in disciplinary proceedings and prosecution proceedings.

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Penalty Infringement Notices Policy

This policy outlines the Board’s procedure for issuing Penalty Infringement Notices under Part 5 of State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014.

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Professional Discipline Decisions Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the Board, RPEQs and the public on how the Board will make decisions and exercise its discretion regarding matters of professional discipline.

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Prosecution Decisions Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the Board, RPEQs and the public on how the Board will make a Prosecution Decision and how it will exercise its discretion in doing so.

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Provision of Technical Advice Policy

The purpose of this policy is to explain the Board’s role and position in relation to provision of legal and technical advice in interpreting the requirements of the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

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Publishing Information on the Website

The purpose of this policy is to establish a uniform practice for the publication of decisions and information about RPEQs and persons other than RPEQs found guilty of an offence.

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Restoration of Registration Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland’s (Board) position on applications for restoration of registration made under Part 2, Division 4, Subdivision 3 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Act).

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Verification of Documents Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline the Board’s position regarding verification of documents provided in applications for registration.

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