For compliance, RPEQs and those seeking RPEQ status, must record their continuing professional development (CPD) activities. IPWEAQ's online CPD logbook is the most efficient way to manage your CPD obligations.
This online logbook keeps track of CPD activities including conference attendance, technical tours, short courses, private study, services to the engineering profession, and more. Regular updating of your CPD logbook not only keeps track of your CPD hours, it builds your CV.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidelines
As a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), you occupy a position of trust and responsibility within the community, industry and across government. To ensure your skills and knowledge remain up to date, an RPEQ must engage in regular structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD). As a minimum, an RPEQ must undertake 150 hours of structured professional development over any given three year period.
Objectives of CPD
CPD activities are designed to:
- maintain or increase technical competence
- develop new areas of expertise
- increase effectiveness in the workplace
- grow your leadership capabilities and improve career opportunities
- increase your network of fellow professionals
A minimum 10 hours must be dedicated to risk management during any three year period.
The RPEQ Guidelines outline the types of professional development activities considered acceptable to attain or retain RPEQ status.
Auditing of CPD Hours
As an assessment entity for the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ), IPWEAQ conducts CPD compliance audits on Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQs) who have registered IPWEAQ as their assessment entity with BPEQ as part of their registration or renewal process. Audits will be conducted by random selection across the year. Using www.trackmycpd.com.au makes your CPD activities highly visible, improving the likelihood of successfully passing audit.
If you wish for IPWEAQ to be your assessment entity for CPD compliance auditing purposes, you must advise BPEQ as part of your annual RPEQ renewal process.