November 16 - 20. The Rise, Maylands

This is IPWEA's 7th Public Works signature event in WA and, as always, it is aimed at contributing towards the personal growth and continuous development of industry professionals working in this space.

This is also the Institute’s singular, most significant training event in Western Australia.  It covers a wide repertoire of topics which gives senior managers the opportunity to nominate their younger staff members to attend, and expand their knowledge and skills-base – and also having time to meet and interact with their peers from other organisations and work environments.



The Public Works Training Week was designed with “younger” staff in mind, although “older” staff are more than welcome to attend. It is also aimed at staff in the administration, supervisory, technical and operations areas of public works. 

Due to a change in process and a call being put out for teaching papers, we believe this will be our best Training Week yet – as we have an excellent line-up of facilitators who will be presenting from a range of disciplines and expert areas. And, since we hold concurrent streams in half or full-day sessions, delegates will have a number of options they can select from. 

While the role of Public Works professionals continues to expand in a changing work and economic environment – where the industry, as a whole, will be facing more challenges than ever before – training becomes all the more important for people’s career growth and development.  This is because Change will bring-on new challenges and PW professionals will need to convert them into opportunities – and profit from them – using a whole range of new and improved skills. 

This is why the Public Works Training Week is designed to expand and enhance capabilities.  As such, I wish to request senior managers to nominate as many delegates to attend this event – especially, younger professionals embarking on a career in public works.

Shared registrations are available for this event, allowing great value for money, and the option to send different staff members to sessions specific to their requirements.

Foundation Grants
Grants from the Public Works Engineering Foundation are available to IPWEA members who wish to attend the 2015 Public Works Training Week – especially delegates from regional and remote WA.  Please log on to the IPWEA WA website – – and check out the section which describes the Foundation and the application process to access these grants.

In closing, I would like to express my gratitude to all members of the Education & Training Committee for their commitment in making IPWEA Western Australia’s 2015 Public Works Training Week such a significant event. And I look forward to welcoming all delegates and presenters when you join us at PWTW 2015 in November!

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Please feel free to contact our Events and Training Coordinator, Cathy Higgs, on 9321 5740 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you require any further information.