Assessment Scheme Application

BPEQ works collaboratively with professional organisations to regulate the engineering profession in Queensland. Organisations may apply to administer registration assessment schemes in any of the approved areas of engineering on behalf of BPEQ.

BPEQ will consider an application and give a written report about the application to the Minister for Housing and Public Works, who approves application, within three months from the date BPEQ is given the application. This report must contain:

  1. the Board’s recommendation about whether the Minister should grant the application; and
  2. if the Board recommends that the Minister grant the application–any recommendation by the Board that the Minister impose a condition on the approval.

Instructions for Applying for Approval, Renewal or Variation of an Assessment Scheme

Applications for approval of a proposed assessment scheme, renewal of the approval of the assessment scheme or variation of the assessment scheme, must be made directly to the Minister by:

POST

Minister for Housing and Public Works
PO Box 2457
BRISBANE Qld 4001

or

EMAIL

hpwdts@ministerial.qld.gov.au

BPEQ’s Registrar should also receive a copy of the application for approval of a proposed assessment scheme, renewal of the approval of the assessment scheme or variation of the assessment scheme by:

POST

The Registrar
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
PO Box 15213
CITY EAST Qld 4002

or

EMAIL

admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au

Applicants must ensure that the application form is completed in full, and that all accompanying documents evidencing suitability of the scheme are included.

Applications for approval, renewal or variation of an assessment scheme must be completed following BPEQ’s Instructions for Applying for Approval, Renewal or Variation of an Assessment Scheme. Applications that do not follow the instructions will not be accepted.

While the instructions give applicants in depth information on what BPEQ requires, the PE Act states that a scheme is suitable for approval if:

  1. the scheme adequately provides for the assessment of qualifications and competencies of engineers in an identifiable area of engineering; and
  2. the scheme is consistent with national and international standards for the recognition of professional engineers; and
  3. the scheme includes procedures for the assessment of applicants under part 2 that are conducted in an independent and professional manner; and
  4. the entity conducting the scheme has adequate procedures for monitoring and improving the assessment process carried out under the scheme; and
  5. the fees imposed under the scheme for the assessment of qualifications and competencies are reasonable having regard to the scope of the services being offered; and
  6. the scheme includes adequate continuing professional development requirements for professional engineers and an effective audit program to ensure continuing registration requirements are met; and
  7. the entity conducting the scheme employs competent persons to perform assessments of applicants under part 2 and has proven procedures for training and accrediting those persons who will perform the assessments; and
  8. the entity conducting the scheme has the financial capacity and facilities to conduct assessments of qualifications and competencies; and
  9. the entity conducting the scheme has a proven capacity to undertake independent and authoritative assessments in a timely manner; and
  10. the scheme or entity conducting the scheme satisfies other criteria provided for under a regulation

Assessment Scheme Application Form

Your details

Applicant’s Declaration: