Subsea Eng. Competency

Overview of the Subsea Engineering Competency Programme

  • Initiative: by SUT (Perth Branch) in conjunction with industry
  • Intent: Subsea Engineering recognised as an Area of Practice on the National Engineering Register (NER)
  • Option: the basis for assessment as a Chartered Professional Subsea Engineer with Engineers Australia
  • Benefits: a career planning tool and personal recognition as a competent subsea engineer

Our objectives:

  • Clearly identify the elements of competence, what they mean in practice and indicators of attainment required to be assessed as competent
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities the subsea engineer will be competent to undertake
  • Provide clear assessment criteria
  • Have a consistent format to the competency profiles
  • Have a consistent approach to describing competencies that reflects best industry practice

Forward plan:

  • Update to industry at AOG 2019
  • Roll-out of the Subsea Engineering competency framework in the National Engineering Register (NER) will be conducted by Engineers Australia (EA).
  • Establishment of Chartered Professional Engineer (Subsea Engineering) will be provided by EA
  • Establishment of Chartered Technologist (Subsea Engineering) and Chartered Associate (Subsea Engineering) will be developed subject to demand from individuals and industry and will be provided by EA
  • Post implementation the SUT (Perth Branch) Subsea Engineering Registration Sub-committee will provide ongoing oversight of the Subsea Engineering Competency Framework and update the requirements to reflect changes in practices and any other areas deemed appropriate

SUT (Perth Branch) Subsea Engineering Registration Sub-Committee Members:

Committee Members

Mark Casey
Rex Hubbard
Chris Merrick
Matt Moore
Normal O'Rourke
Ian Wilson (Team Lead)