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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

This two-day Intensive provides an understanding of the industry to support new professionals joining the public works sector at any stage of their career. Designed in consultation with industry, the program provides big-picture context and essential knowledge to assist professionals to competently navigate the sector.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for professionals working in any organisation (government and non-government) involved in the public works sector, in particular professionals new to the industry, including:

  • Recent graduates
  • Contractors undertaking public works projects
  • Professionals moving between private and public sector organisations


  • presents sector-wide information and knowledge, allowing employees to become familiar and comfortable with the sector more quickly than by work experience alone,
  • provides context on how the public works sector enhances the quality of life for Queensland communities, and how they can contribute,
  • increases understanding of the relationships between public and private organisations
  • builds resiliency, enthusiasm, and pride for working in the sector
  • supports attraction and retention strategies
  • includes up to one year of complimentary IPWEAQ Membership giving professionals access to information specific to public works professionals


Delivered over two days at IPWEAQ's state of the art facilities in Brisbane, Public Works Professionals

Day one

  • Roles and responsibilities of each level of government
  • Community expectations - levels of service and communication
  • Record keeping and governance
  • Managing natural disasters
  • Engineering a sustainable future - smart cities, innovation and circular economies
  • Critical thinking
  • Networks and involvement in the sector
  • Art Exhibition Evening 

Day two

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Native title and cultural heritage
  • Managing infrastructure assets
  • Site visit
  • Career opportunities and goal setting
  • Pathway to registration
Cost (including dinner 
Day 1)
 Plus GST
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Location: Brisbane

Venue: Public Works Professionals

6 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm

Date: 23-24 November 

Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm (each day)


Kingsford Smith Motel

610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton 

Phone: 07 3868 4444
Email: bookings@kingsfordsmithmotel.com.au

Alcyone Hotel Residences

35 Hercules Street, Hamilton 

Phone: 07 3505 5200 


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