As a wave of foreign workers continues to flood into local markets, the engineering profession in Australia is moving to set up a registration scheme which will verify the qualifications, experience and commitment to professional development of those registered and provide assurance of their expertise and professionalism.

Announcing the scheme, Engineers Australia chief executive officer Steve Durkin stressed his organisation supports skilled migration, but said the profession needed to ensure those engaging engineering services would be able to verify the competence and integrity of those whom they choose to engage. He added that this has become especially…