Assessment Process and Forms

Assessment Process and Forms

Written by Administrator

The Competency Based Assessment (CBA) has been in the works for a while and while the Institution tries to ensure roll out is done appropriately, the approach taken for this has been to get everyone to go through the process. The plan is for feedback to be provided for users to better streamline and improve the process in all membership categories. 

Below are the different forms required for the registration process: 

  • Form CA01            Instructions to fill in CA01 
  • Form CA03            Instructions to fill in CA03
  • Form CA04            Instructions to fill in CA04
  • Form CA05            Instructions to fill in CA05
  • Form CA06            Instructions to fill in CA06


To meet the minimum standard a person must demonstrate that he/she is able to practice competently in his/her practice area to the standard expected of a reasonable professional engineer. The extent to which the person is able to perform each of the following numbered elements in his/her practice area must be taken into account in assessing whether or not he/she meets the overall standard.

  1. Comprehend, and apply knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning widely applied good practice for professional engineering
    • Has a Washington Accord degree or recognised equivalent qualification or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge and is able to:
      • Identify, comprehend and apply appropriate engineering knowledge
      • Work from first principles to make reliable predictions of outcomes
      • Understand assumptions and constructs of mathematical or theoretical models and is able to determine the relevance of their use in given situations
      • Seek advice, where necessary, to supplement own knowledge and experience
      • Read literature, comprehend, evaluate and apply new knowledge
  2. Comprehend, and apply knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning good practice for professional engineering that is specific to the jurisdiction in which he/she practices (for CPEng assessment this relates to the jurisdiction of Papua New Guinea)
    • Understands and operates within the legal and regulatory framework in the jurisdictions in which she/he practices
    • Understands and applies appropriately the special engineering requirements operating within the jurisdictions in which he/she practices
    • Understands and applies codified knowledge such as standards, IEPNG practice notes, codes of practice etc
  3. Define, investigate and analyse complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering
    • Identifies and defines the scope of the problem
    • Investigates and analyses relevant information using quantitative and qualitative techniques
    • Tests analysis for correctness of results
    • Conducts any necessary research and reaches substantiated conclusions
  4. Design or develop solutions to complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering.
    • Identifies needs, requirements, constraints and performance criteria, including as appropriate the need to design for safety, constructability, maintainability etc
    • Develops concepts and recommendations that were tested against engineering principles
    • Consults with stakeholders
    • Evaluates options and selects solution that best matched needs, requirements and criteria
    • Plans and implements effective, efficient and practical systems or solutions
    • Evaluates outcomes against original specification or design brief
  5. Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of one or more complex engineering activities
    • Takes accountability for his/her outputs and for those for whom he/she is responsible
    • Accepts responsibility for his/her engineering activities
  6. Manage part or all of one or more complex engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice
    • Plans, schedules, organises and monitors progress of projects or activities to deliver specified outcomes within time constraints
    • Applies appropriate quality assurance techniques
    • Manages resources, including personnel, finance and physical resources
    • Manages conflicting demands and expectations
  7. Identify, assess and manage engineering risk
    • Identifies risks which impact on people, property and the environment
    • Develops risk management policies, procedures and protocols to manage safety and hazards during construction/fabrication and product life cycles
    • Manages risks through ‘elimination, minimisation and avoidance’ techniques
    • Designs for safety during construction/fabrication, operation, maintenance and de-construction/decommissioning
  8. Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the relevant code of ethical conduct
    • Understands IEPNG and/or CPEng codes of ethics
    • Behaves in accordance with the relevant code of ethics even in difficult circumstances (includes demonstrating an awareness of limits of capability; acting with integrity and honesty and demonstrating self management)
    • Informs decision makers of significant consequences from not following advice (eg, relating to risks, safety etc)
  9. Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of professional engineering activities generally
    • Considers long term issues and impact(s) of own engineering activities, such as use of materials, waste during fabrication/construction, energy efficiency during use, obsolescence and end-of-life issues.
    • Considers and takes into account possible social, cultural and environmental impacts and consults where appropriate
    • Recognises impact and long-term effects of engineering activities on the environment
    • Recognises foreseeable effects and where practicable seeks to reduce adverse effects
  10. Communicate clearly with other engineers and others that he or she is likely to deal with in the course of his or her professional engineering activities
    • Uses oral and written communication to meet the needs and expectations of his/her audience
    • Communicates using a range of media suitable to the audience and context
    • Treats people with respect
    • Develops empathy and uses active listening skills when communicating with others
    • Operates effectively as a team member
  11. Maintain the currency of his or her professional engineering knowledge and skills
    • Demonstrates a commitment to extending and developing knowledge and skills
    • Participates in education, training, mentoring or other programmes contributing to his/her professional development
    • Adapts and updates knowledge base in the course of professional practice
    • Demonstrates collaborative involvement with professional engineers (Papua New Guinea engineers for CPEng assessments)
    • Awareness and application of recent developments within his or her own practice area
  12. Exercise sound professional engineering judgement
    • Demonstrates the ability to identify alternative options
    • Demonstrates the ability to choose between options and justify decisions
    • Peers recognise his/her ability to exercise sound professional engineering judgement.