Back in the Workforce Bursary

Back in the Workforce Bursary

On #INWED20 BPEQ reaffirms its commitment to supporting women in engineering. Our Back in the Workforce bursary has helped several RPEQs – like Parisa Hejazi and Kim Hines-Ng – keep or regain their registration through CPD.
RPEQ Parisa Hejazi (#18611 - Chemical)
RPEQ Parisa Hejazi (#18611 - Chemical)

PARISA HEJAZI

I learnt that Safety in Design approach begins with an emphasis on making choices. Choices on design, material and methods of manufacture or construction that can enhance the safety of the finished product.

“I learnt that Safety in Design approach begins with an emphasis on making choices.”

As a design engineer at Utilitas Group – developing biogas hubs across Australia – the new knowledge will assist me to promote safety throughout my design to safeguard lives during the life of the project from construction through to maintenance, operation, demolition or dismantling and disposal.

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

1205

total female RPEQs

8%

growth since 2019

508

civil engineers

145

chemical engineers

Kim Hines-Ng

The Safety in Design course provided participants with an overview of the Work, Health and Safety requirements of designers and engineers. What I found particularly useful was the focus on understanding the underlying principles contained in the WHS legislation.

“What I found particularly useful was the focus on understanding the underlying principles contained in the WHS legislation.”

The benefits of a holistic approach to managing engineering risk was recommended. The advantage of designers reviewing the overall lifespan of the project from design and construction through to operation and demolition was discussed and demonstrated. The course also provided definitions for terms commonly used in risk reduction methodologies and helped to dispel confusion between them.

RPEQ Kim Hines-Ng (#07440 - Civil)
RPEQ Kim Hines-Ng (#07440 - Civil)
The Back in the Workforce bursary is open to female RPEQs, non-practising professional engineers and former RPEQs based in Queensland. The bursary supports successful applicants to attend continuing professional development courses and maintain or regain their registered status. To apply for the Back in the Workforce bursary download and complete the application form.
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