Registration of Engineers: Stakeholder Consultation


Engineers provide a critical service to the economy. Engineering advice is fundamental to many industries including the construction, aeronautical, chemical, manufacturing and electrical industries.

Despite the important role they play in the economy, the majority of engineers are not required to register or hold a license. This stands in stark contrast to almost all other professionals, including lawyers, doctors, nurses, architects and teachers.

The Government supports a statutory registration scheme to raise standards across the engineering profession, reduce the risk of harm and loss to the public, and to position the profession for increased services exports to neighbouring economies, many of which require the registration of engineers.

This initial stage of consultation covers the proposed basic requirements and coverage of an engineers' registration scheme and will include consideration of registration arrangements in place in other jurisdictions.

Consultation paper

A consultation paper has been prepared and comments are invited by Thursday 29 September 2016. Comments can be sent to

Registration of Engineers - Stakeholder Consultation Paper (PDF 420kb)

Registration of Engineers - Stakeholder Consultation Paper (DOCX 245kb)

Stakeholder roundtable

A stakeholder roundtable will be convened by the Hon Daniel Mulino MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance, on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

Registration is required to attend the roundtable. Please register your attendance to