Code of Practice Review


The Code of Practice is developed by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) to provide guidance to RPEQs as to appropriate professional conduct or practice.

The Professional Engineers Act 2002 (PE Act) and accompanying regulations sets out BPEQ’s functions and the statutory requirements relating to the practise of professional engineering in or for Queensland. The PE Act also sets out the requirement for a Code of Practice.   The Board must review the Code of Practice at least once every three years.

All current RPEQs are subject to the Code of Practice. Pursuant with s112 of the PE Act, the Code of Practice may be used as evidence in any disciplinary proceedings brought by BPEQ against a RPEQ, as evidence of appropriate professional conduct or practice.

The Board has commenced a review of the Code of Practice and is seeking feedback.

The consultation period is now open and will close on Wednesday 27 March 2024.



The current Code of Practice went into effect on 29 October 2021 and can be found here.

The purpose of the Code of Practice is to:

  • promote the obligations which underpin professional engineering services
  • provide a set of guidelines and principles to inform RPEQs on appropriate standards of professional conduct or practice
  • affirm the accountability of the engineering profession to the public in Queensland and
  • promote public confidence in professional engineering services provided by RPEQs and undertaking work in or for Queensland.

The Code of Practice is divided into three sections:

  1. Professional Conduct
  2. Personal Conduct
  3. Professional Expertise

Each section consists of principles that underpin expectations of RPEQs performing professional engineering services in or for Queensland.


Have your say

  1. Review the Code of Practice
  2. Provide your feedback by either:
    1. Filling out the online survey
    2. Uploading a written submission via email at:
    3. Participate in an online information session on the following date:
      – Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 12pm – Register here

For your feedback, the Board would like to know:


  • Are there existing matters in the Code of Practice that need review?
  • Are there new matters that should be considered for inclusion?
  • Is there anything else you would like to share about the Code of Practice?


All feedback must be submitted by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board via:




Privacy Statement

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) is collecting personal information in this survey. Your responses will assist us to consider and analyse options regarding Code of Practice. Your survey responses will be reviewed and provided to the Board for consideration.

Survey responses may also be published on BPEQ’s website and included in a consultation paper report. Feedback may also be used for related research, policy or planning functions.

Your responses may be disclosed to other state government agencies for the purposes of policy or planning functions related to professional engineering.

BPEQ will collect your personal information and may contact you to seek further feedback. Unless authorised or required by law, your personal information will not otherwise be disclosed without your consent. The survey is hosted on Typeform. The Board is not responsible for the privacy, security practices or content of the Typeform website. Please refer to Typeform’s privacy website for more detail here. If you do not wish to provide feedback via the survey, you can provide feedback via email at: