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.
Mutual Recognition

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Board’s position on the application of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth)(“MRA”) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth)(“TTMRA”) (“Acts”) when a notifier/applicant who is an engineer registered with a registration authority in another jurisdiction within Australia or New Zealand, has applied for registration with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (“Board”).

Read Now
Board as a Model Litigant

The State of Queensland conducts seeks to conduct itself as a model litigant and adheres to the model litigant principles published by the Department of Justice and Attorney General.

Read Now
Complaints against Registered Professional Engineers and Investigation Decisions

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 in Queensland (RPEQs). The Board’s professional discipline 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.

Read Now
Investigations

This Policy provides the framework for investigations by the Board, or by Board authorised investigators, into the conduct of registered professional engineers of Queensland (RPEQs) (section 41) and into suspected offences against the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) (Act) (section 42).

Read Now
Offences and Investigation Decisions

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 in Queensland (“RPEQs”). 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.

Read Now
Payment of Penalty and Costs

The purpose of the policy is to establish a uniform practice for recovery of fines and/or penalties imposed on Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) and other persons in disciplinary proceedings and prosecution proceedings conducted by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (“Board”) in accordance with the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (“Act”) and costs orders made in favour of the Board in such a proceeding or any other proceeding conducted by or against the Board.

Read Now
Professional Discipline Decisions

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (“Board”) is, pursuant to the provisions of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) (“Act”), responsible for protecting the public, maintaining confidence in the profession of engineering and upholding professional standards of registered professional engineers of Queensland (“RPEQs”).

Read Now
Prosecution Decisions (s.75)

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (“Board”) is, pursuant to the provisions of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) (“Act”), responsible for protecting the public, maintaining confidence in the profession of engineering and upholding professional standards of registered professional engineers of Queensland (“RPEQs”).

Read Now
General Registration Process

This policy provides guidance to the Board in considering applications for registration from professional engineers.

Read Now
Verification of Documents

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

Read Now
Generic Designs

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.

Read Now
Provision of Technical Advice

The Board is occasionally approached by professional engineers and engineering firms to provide legal and technical advice in interpreting the requirements of the Professional Engineers Act 2002(the Act) to their particular circumstance. This Policy sets out to explain the Board’s role and position in relation to provision of such advice.

Read Now
Continuing Registration Requirements (CRR)

The purpose of this policy is to outline the Board’s requirements in relation to Continuing Registration Requirements (CRR) which also includes the minimum requirements a registered professional engineer should undertake in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Read Now
Certification by RPEQs

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. Certification is ultimately the responsibility of the individual RPEQ.

Read Now
CPD – The Board’s Selection Rationale

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 (CPD) policy.

Read Now