The IMarEST has responded to the New Zealand government’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) consultation on proposed changes to the occupational regulation of engineers.
The consultation put forward proposals to:
- Establish a new registration scheme for all engineers to ensure a base level of professionalism.
- Establish a new licensing regime to regulate who can carry out or supervise engineering work in specified practice fields that have a higher risk of harm to the public.
- Set up a new regulator to oversee the registration and licensing process and investigate complaints.
These would not only affect all engineers in New Zealand, but also engineers from overseas wishing to work on projects in New Zealand.
- The global membership of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST);
- The New Zealand branches of the IMarEST in Auckland, Wellington & South Island;
- Our members in New Zealand and our members who may do business in New Zealand;
- The discipline of marine engineering as a whole in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Division of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects has also confirmed it's full support and endorsement of the IMarEST’s submission.