Code of Practice

RPEQs are bound by the Code of Practice for Registered Professional Engineers. The code is develped by BPEQ in collaboration with organisations and universities and is reviewed once every 3 years.

Code of
Practice

The Code is intended to:

Guide

Provide guidance to RPEQs as to appropriate professional conduct or practice.

Conduct

Set out the minimum levels of professional conduct required to be met by RPEQs so that they can carry out their roles within a framework of integrity, care for the public, and competency.

Assist

Assist the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in determining whether the RPEQ has behaved in a way that constitutes unsatisfactory professional conduct, or practice.

The Code applies obligations on RPEQs to:

Society
Clients
Employers

The main principles of the Code are:

  • Considering the social, environmental, economic and other possible consequences
  • Acting with honesty, integrity, fairness, and without discrimination
  • Considering health, welfare, and community safety
  • Considering effects on the natural environment
  • Inform client or employer of consequences of disregarded advice
  • Disclose actual and potential conflicts of interest
  • Not disclose or misuse confidential information
  • Bring knowledge, skill, judgement, and care to the task
  • Not engage in professional misconduct, or fraudulent or dishonest behaviour
  • Communicate with fairness, honesty, and adequate knowledge
  • Not promise, accept, or give inducements
  • Work within area of competence and not misrepresent competence
  • Provide adequate direct supervision of professional engineers services carried out by unregistered persons
  • Continue to develop knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Comply with the Code and support those who seek to uphold the Code