Strategic Plan

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is an independent statutory body responsible for regulating the vast and multi-faceted engineering profession across the state, through a fair and consistent set of standards, designed to uphold the highest engineering conduct. The Strategic Plan sets out the Board’s strategic priorities, opportunities and risks for the next four years (2023-27).


Read the 2023-2027 BPEQ strategic plan:

Our Vision

Driving a higher standard of professionalism of engineers for a safer tomorrow.

Our Purpose

To protect the public and maintain confidence in the profession by upholding the highest standard of engineering.

Our Principles


we drive a high standard of professionalism and pursue opportunities to continuously improve


we make informed and objective decisions in a transparent manner and we are accountable for our actions


we are honest and ethical and treat everyone reasonably, equally, and with respect


we work as a unified team to create effective outcomes and build relationships with our stakeholders

Our Objectives

Drive a high standard of professionalism in engineering


Leadership through collaborative engagement


Strong corporate governance


For Queensland: Our role in Queensland’s future


We support the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community.

    • Good jobs: Good, secure jobs in our traditional and emerging industries.
    • Better services: Deliver even better services right across Queensland.
    • Great lifestyle: Protect and enhance our Queensland lifestyle as we grow.

The Strategic Plan 2023–2027 recognises our commitment to human rights, acknowledges our First Peoples – all of which are central to the culture we want to achieve together.

The Strategic Plan 2023–2027 details the strategic risks that we need to manage, the opportunities we can pursue, the strategies we will employ to deliver our objectives and the performance indicators that will measure our success.


Strategic Opportunities

Amend and improve the legislation to better protect the profession and the public

Revise the areas of engineering to reflect changes in engineering and synergise areas of engineering of a similar nature

Attract and support more women into the profession

Continue to improve relationships with key stakeholders, peak bodies and industry to provide a more responsive and efficient public service

Create a new provisional category of registration for recently graduated engineers bridging the gap between graduation and registration as a professional engineer

Establish international networks to understand how other countries regulate engineers and coordinate regulatory efforts

Educate RPEQs to maintain high standards and professionalism through education

Lead the discussion regarding a National Professional Engineering Registration Scheme

Strategic Risks

Reputational Risk

The Board recognises that it must uphold its reputation through proactive engagement with its stakeholders.

Risk Medium@3x
People Safety Risk

The Board is committed to people safety, both internally and externally, in its role as an employer and regulator.

Risk Low@3x
Protecting the Public

The Board is committed to protecting the public by ensuring professional engineering services are provided by a RPEQ in a professional and competent way.

Risk Low Medium@3x

The Board places great importance on governance and compliance and has a low appetite for any breaches in statute, regulation, professional standards, ethics, bribery or fraud.

Risk Low Medium@3x
WHS Risk

The Board aims to make its workplace a stimulating, supportive and safe place to work.

Risk Low@3x
People and Culture

The Board continues to build high performance, dedicated, professional and innovative capabilities of its staff, through empowerment and leadership development.

Risk Medium 1@3x
IT & Cyber Security Risk/Threats

It is a requirement to ensure the Board’s systems and processes operate effectively and securely.

Risk Medium 1@3x
Compliance to the Professional Engineers Act 2002

The Board has little appetite for failure to comply with the Act that include persons, stakeholders or entities performing professional engineering services and assessments, subject to the materiality and/or potential consequences of the event.

Risk Low@3x