GENERAL GUIDANCE NOTES
- Use this form if you are applying for an Assessment for Admission (AFA)/Registration for entry to IEPNG competence based register or IEPNG membership classes. If you are preparing a portfolio of evidence for Continued Registration Assessment (CRAs), Use this form if your practice area has changed materially or if your assessors have asked to provide more detailed evidence.
- In completing this form, please refer to the relevant competence standard (and performance indicators) you are being assessed against.
- The table at the rear of the form provides definitions of ‘complex’, ‘broadly-defined’ and ‘well-defined’ engineering problems and activities.Write your material in the first-person using ‘I’ or ‘me’ instead of ‘we’ or ‘us’ statements.
IMPORTANT, BEFORE FILLING OUT FORM PLEASE READ THESE NOTES
- This form requires you to provide two examples for each element of the relevant competence standard that you believe shows you meet the requirements for each element of the standard in your practice area.
- The examples you give should demonstrate a level of complexity consistent with the standard you are being assessed against. The factors contributing to the complexity of the engineering work are given in the definitions at the rear of this form. It will assist assessors if you state the factors you consider contribute to the complexity of the work in each example.
- You may provide three (or more) examples if you wish – for example, you might have more than 2 cases of ‘strong’ evidence or you may wish to use more examples to demonstrate competence over a diverse range of activities within your practice area. if,say, you are a ‘generalist’ civil engineer, you may to do this by providing geotechnical,waters and structural design examples.
- When documenting your examples, be succinct and precise – large amounts of detail are not required. Typically a well-written example would only need half to a full page of text.
Feel free to include photos or videos as attachments if this will help the assessors.
- Refer to the performance indicators (these are the bulleted text listed in the competence standard, accessible via the links given above) of the relevant element for guidance on the nature of evidence that is expected. For your convenience, the performance indicators for the Professional Engineer are listed for each element in this form. As atest, we suggest you ask yourself ‘Does the evidence I have provided match one or some of the performance indicators?’
- You can use the same piece of work for one or more elements where different facets of the work can be used to demonstrate competence in different elements . If you do this , cross reference relevant information to save yourself time and avoid repetition – however, please ensure that assessors can find the relevant information easily . Your first reference to an example might describe the work in some detail – covering information such as the name of the job, significance of the project (such assize and cost), your role in the project and the key actions you took or responsibilities you had and factors contributing to the complexity of engineering work involved. You need only make reference to this element (or other documents ) when using the same work as your example in subsequent elements – although you need to highlight the specific activity relevant to the element (e.g. analytical skills, management skills or risk management as appropriate).
- Registration requires evidence of current competence in engineering . Engineers in engineering management roles (engineers managing engineering related projects or businesses ) are still considered to be ‘in engineering ’. If your role is in engineering management you may interpret ‘engineering problems’ as the ‘engineering management problems’. You should also make reference to your engineering management role in your practice area description.
- Minimum of two (2) Work samples are ‘good evidence ’ for assessment and are now required for both AFAs and CRAs. The number of work samples you should submit will depend on the extent each work sample demonstrates competence across the standard . Ideally you would submit sufficient work samples to demonstrate competence across all 12 elements.