Professional Performance for Associations & the Profession

The PPIR Program offers many opportunities to advance the engineering profession and achieving the key goal of improving professionalism and performance.

Throughout the phases of development of PPIR, the project has enjoyed strong support and positive relationships with a wide range of associations and organisations who share these goals.

This has included round table discussion groups, hosting of seminars and promotion of PPIR and its activities to association members.

It is expected that associations will play a key role in the further development of the PPIR Program in areas such as graduate and senior engineer training, and certification and registration of engineers.

What PPIR Can Deliver to the Engineering Profession

The PPIR Program can lead to:

  • Wider recognition of Australia’s high engineering standards

  • Increased competitiveness of Australian engineering in world markets

  • Undergraduates being better prepared to become professional engineers

  • Improved awareness of the professionalism of engineering that will help attract young people into engineering careers

By adopting the PPIR Program, the engineering industry and profession can raise its public profile, its economic productivity and its international competitiveness. It can deliver to the economy and public at large outcomes that will gain and deserve increased recognition for the vitally important role played by engineering in everyday Australian life.

Benefits from Widespread Adoption of the PPIR Protocol

  • Better Understanding

    Better understanding by clients, peers, government and the community of how to gain best advantage from the application of the professional engineer’s skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Legal Recognition

    Recognition of engineering professionalism in the law.

  • Contractual Recognition

    Greater recognition of engineering issues and innovation, particularly in contracts.

  • Expert Evidence

    Improvement in the relevance and quality of engineering expert evidence.

  • Professional Liability

    Fewer professional liability issues arise with more predictable outcomes.

  • Innovation

    Innovation becoming a driving force in Australian engineering practice.

How PPIR Can Address Contemporary Engineering Industry Realities

The table below summarises key issues currently being encountered in the Australian engineering profession and industry and how PPIR can address each of these issues (click to enlarge):

End Point Goals of the PPIR Program

  • Embed in Education

    To embed PPIR in the education, training, qualification and certification of professional engineers by tertiary institutions and professional associations.

  • Company Certification

    To offer company certification for PPIR, where PPIR is used by companies to: train and assess the performance of employed engineers; align company systems & processes; and tender and contract.

  • Performance Enhancement

    To enhance the performance of individual professional engineers and to create a company and contractual environment that allows engineers to perform their work following the principles of PPIR.

  • Professional Recognition

    To achieve recognition of PPIR as the basis of a professional engineer’s duty and standard of care in both prospect and retrospect, supported by a system of accredited experts on PPIR to interpret and apply the Protocols.

  • Widespread Adoption

    To achieve widespread support for the adoption and recognition of the PPIR Protocols for Performance and Engagement as descriptors of sound professional practice for individual professional engineers and for organisations undertaking engineering tasks.

  • Long-Term Custody

    To arrange for the long-term custody of the PPIR Protocols in such a way as to preserve their integrity, maintain their relevance and broaden their use and recognition.

    These organisations have been involved with The Warren Centre in the development of the PPIR Program:

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