Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Public Works Professionals Orientation (PWPO)

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.

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


  • 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


PWPO is delivered over two days at IPWEAQ's facilities in Brisbane 

Day one

  • Roles and responsibilities of each             level of government
  • Community expectations - levels of         service and communication
  • Record keeping and governance
  • Engineering a sustainable future -           smart cities, innovation and circular         economies
  • Managing natural disasters
  • Critical thinking
  • Native title and cultural heritage
  • Social networking opportunities         

Day two

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Networks and involvement in the             sector
  • Site strategies - for the human factor
  • Managing infrastructure assets
  • Career opportunities and goal setting
  • Site visit
  • Project management

Registrations for the PWP Orientation will open in 2023

 + GST
IPWEAQ member


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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