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1 ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA Candidacy and Registration Matters 28 MAY 2013 1

2 2 CATEGORIES CATEGORYSECTION IN ACTSUB-CATEGORY PROFESSIONAL18.(1)(a)  Professional Engineer  Professional Engineering Technologist  Professional Certificated Engineer  Professional Engineering Technician CANDIDATE18.(1)(b)  Candidates for above categories SPECIFIED CATEGORY 18.(1)(c)  Lift Inspector  Lifting Machinery Inspector, etc.

3 WHY REGISTER (1) o Professional status o Marketability and financial gain o Trust and recognition by peers in the profession o Professional competence 3

4 o Prerequisite in terms of external legislation (e.g. National Water Act 36 of 1998, in terms of which an approved professional person must be "approved" before being permitted to undertake certain dam safety related tasks) o Statutory requirement (compulsory registration under Act 46 of 2000 under development) o Work reservation o International recognition o High risks involved in engineering 4 WHY REGISTER (2)

5 Professional Development Model Accredited Programme Training And Experience Practice (Life long) Meet Standard for Engineering Education Meet Standard For Professional Competency Candidate Registration Graduation / Certification Professional Registration Observe Code of Conduct and Maintain Competence through CPD 5 5 - Yearly Renewal of Professional Registration

6 6 TRAINING PROGRESSION LevelNature of Work ResponsibilityLevel of Support Typical time 1. Being ExposedInduction/ Observes NoneExplains challenges/ solutions 6 to 12 months 2. AssistingPerforms under close supervision Limited for work output Coaches and feedback 3. ParticipatingPerforms under limited supervision Full for supervised work Progressively reduces support 12 to 18 months 4. Contributing Performs with approval of work output Full to supervisor for quality of work Candidate articulates own reasoning and compares 5. PerformingWorks without supervision Full as appropriate for a registered person Candidate takes on without support/ limited guidance 12 months

7 7 PLANNING PRINCIPLES: TRAINING PROGRAMMES Two principles must be followed by supervisors and mentors when planning training programmes for candidates: o Firstly, a variety of work activities is necessary for the proper development of a candidate. Variety may be obtained at the various stages in the lifecycle of an engineering activity: conception, planning, design, construction, implementation, operation and closure. Associated with this lifecycle are specific functions, including commissioning, testing, improving, trouble-shooting. Candidate should experience several stages in the lifecycle of a project or projects.

8 PLANNING PRINCIPLES: Continued… 8 o Secondly, increasing responsibility and accountability within the organization must be imposed on and accepted by the candidate until he/she is capable of accepting professional responsibility in making and executing engineering decisions at the full professional level.

9 NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM 9 o Implemented as from April 2013 for the Engineer category and not before October 2013 for the Technologist and Technician categories. o New policy guideline documents are competency based and will substitute current documents. o Moving towards electronic system of applying for registration as from July 2013. o New documents already available on the following link:

10 o The new system for the engineer category will be phased in over a period of two years, commenced as from July 2013. o Candidate engineers who trained under the current registration system will be allowed to apply in terms of the current requirements/ documentation till 31 March 2015. o The two systems would therefore be run concurrently for a period of two years to phase out all “previous system” applicants. o All applicants submitting after 1 April 2015 would therefore also have to provide New Registration System evidence of competence and will be assessed against Competency Standard R-02-PE. 10 TRANSITION TO NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM

11 New Guideline format: o R-01-P Policy on Registration of Persons in Professional Categories o R-02-PE Competency Standard for Registration as a Pr Engineer o R-03-PE Processing of Applications for Registration as Candidate Engineer and Professional Engineer o R-04-P Training and Mentoring Guide for Professional Categories o R-08-PE Guide to the Competency Standards for Registration as a Professional Engineer o R-05-PE Discipline-specific Training Guidelines (still under development) o E-17-P Criteria and Processes for Recognition of Educational Qualifications (all professional categories) 11 New Registration Process Guideline Documents

12 12 THANK YOU! Website: Email : Tel No: (011) 607 9500 Offices : Waterview Corner, Building 2 Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma

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