- Engineers Originate
- Technologists Adapt
- Technicians Apply
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- They have a published body of knowledge (BoK) for each occupational category
- They demonstrate competence as guardian or the BoK
- They demonstrate an ability to share and disseminate the BoK
- They have the following grades: cadet, associate, member, fellow
- The grades are stepping stones, and all have to start at the bottom (cadets includes, students, graduates and all others who have neither the minimum education or experience to be an associate)
- Minimum entry point is associate: Minimum of 5 years experience at the level of cadet completing appropriate graduate development programme. Minimum requirement for member is 5 years experience at Associate pursing an appropriate development programme. Minimum requirement for Fellow is 10 years at level of Member pursuing an appropriate development programme. Typical expected distribution is 20% cadets, 60% associates, 15% members, and 5% fellows. If there are higher percentages in the higher grades then the requirements for progressing are not hard enough.
- Minimum Education one or more associate degrees (AQF-6).
- They comply with the Australian qualification framework (AQF). Movement from one level to the next implies increase in depth of knowledge, increased personal responsibility and increased independent thought. Qualifications have to be defined starting at AQF-1. The qualifications have to be properly articulated to enhance occupational mobility.
- The organisation to represent an hierarchy of occupations, which are typically expected to work as part of a team. (eg. trades, drafters, designers, technical scientists. Whilst members having a trade are likely to exceed those having science qualifications, the expectation is that only those tradespeople interested in progressing to associate or work very closely with associates will be interested. Trades will typically have a different body of knowledge, and likely have different organisations involving artists.)
- The organisation is not permitted to hold more than 20% of the people in a given occupation or broad area of practice. (eg. practitioners should have at least 5 organisations to choose from to protect diversity and provide alternative perspectives. So can have an organisation which represents generalists engineering, and more specific ones representing mechanical, civil, structural, electrical. Or put another way the IEAust has to loose its national monopoly: its colleges become separate institutions. Not a major imposition given more than one nation which speaks English, and which have various more worth while learned societies: so more productive to create local branch of a more international organisation.)
- Legislation will require a minimum of Associate to practice without supervision.
[(10/11/2019)] : Original