Engineers Australia's calendar of activity for young engineers contains two pieces of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) content each month created to support, develop and grow early career engineers. The calendar is made up of two series: the YEA CPD Series and YEA Tech Talk Series. 

YEA CPD Series

The Young Engineers CPD series has been put together exclusively by young engineers for young engineers and is designed to support you on your career journey into the professional world.

The series aims to provide educational content that bridges the gap between what you learn at university and what you need to know in the workplace by delivering learning opportunities that you can practically apply on the job.

YEA Tech Talk Series

The Young Engineers Tech Talk Series will regularly profile technology platforms, programs and solutions, or topics of a technical nature, and will be pitched specifically at early career engineers.

Download the latest version of the CPD calendar or scroll below to find out more and register to attend. 


More than just the facts: The essential guide to communicating technical topics to non-technical people

Learn how to discuss technical topics in ways familiar and welcoming to any audience.

Tuesday 10 November 2020
5pm - 6pm AEST

Recording now available

Navigating Difficult Conversations

This webinar explores the skills, tools and strategies used to effectively navigate difficult conversations with our peers, managers and important stakeholders.

Tuesday 8 December 2020
5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording now available

Ethics - Recognising and Dealing with Unethical Situations

This live webinar will cover why ethics needs to be on your radar, and how you can help promote a great culture at your organisation.

Wednesday 27 January 2021
5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording now available



Whistleblower on a $20.7m fraud. Then what?

In this live webinar, you will hear from Sylvain Mansotte, a whistleblower and how it changed his life and the life of many others for the better.

Tuesday 9 February 2021
5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording now available


Tech Talk with Autodesk

Digital Technologies Influencing your Workplaces

This talk will provide attendees with an overview of current and emerging technology trends that are influencing the way we plan, design, construct and operate assets in the built environment. We will discuss the benefits and capabilities, case studies and practical examples of how these technologies are being used across all forms of engineering. 

Wednesday 24 February 2021

5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording available soon


Story Telling: The universal tool for understanding, engagement and memorability

How can we use the power of story telling to be more influential in your work?

This webinar will cover:

  • The perils of abstract concepts
  • The powers of storytelling
  • The 4 essential features of a story
  • How to find, craft and tell stories to increase understanding and persuade others

Tuesday 9 March 2021
5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording now available

Tech Talk with Interscale Pty Ltd

What Is BIM?

In this session we look at Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

BIM is NOT software, but a process that begins with the creation of an intelligent 3D model and enables document management, co-ordination and simulation during the entire lifecycle of a project (plan, design, build, operation and maintenance).

  • What BIM is and why there is a demand for it
  • BIM Levels (0, 1, 2, 3)
  • BIM Dimensions (3D, 4D, 5D, 6D…….)
  • BIM Levels Of Development (LOD100, LOD200, LOD300, LOD350, LOD400, LOD500)
  • Where to find relevant BIM documentation in Australia

Tuesday 23 March 2021

5pm - 6pm AEDT

Recording now available

Values and Purpose - Building strong career foundations

During our working life we will be faced with many challenges and difficult decisions.  There are numerous variables that influence our decision making.  Clear purpose and values form the foundation for informed decision making. Purpose is what gets you to work each day, the inspiration for what you do. Values become your guide, to hold yourself accountable to your purpose.

  • Tools for exploring your purpose - can my purpose change?
  • Exploring values - how do values benefit my career?
  • Converting values from words to actions

Tuesday 13 April 2021
5pm - 6pm AEST

Recording now available

Tech Talk with Hexagon

Digital Technology Integration for Project Delivery

This presentation will provide an overview of what a digitally integrated project environment looks like and how this is achieved utilising the Hexagon Suite of Tools (HSoT). We’ll walk you through a real-life story line that incorporates best practices, including Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), so you can see first-hand a management of change during construction scenario and how Engineers today can effectively execute this change through integrated data re-use.
Participants will learn:

  • how to break down the current industry silos and better collaborate to change the way we work, re-using data generated to work more efficiently.
  • Better understand what is required to support downstream activities for project execution through an integrated software environment.

Implement Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) methodology using the Hexagon Suite of Tools

Tuesday 20 April 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

Recording available soon

How you can contribute to a great corporate culture (as a young engineer)

An organisations culture is shaped by the leadership, however, it is every employees responsibility to contribute to a great workplace experience. Whether you are leading a team or looking to influence your manager join this session here we will cover;

  • How to identify if your organisation is dedicated to providing a great workplace
  • What to do when there is something missing in your workplace experience

Get involved in creating a great place to work. 

Tuesday 11 May 2021
5pm - 6pm AEST

Recording now available

Tech Talk with CAD Group

Collaboration and Data Management in Design and Manufacturing

In this the era of information, engineers have access to a multitude of digital tools and technologies that revolutionise the way things are made.  Combining this with the increased need for collaboration has led to an explosion of data which needs to be managed, and more importantly, harnessed to take full advantage of the data generated from the concept stage all the way to product obsoletion.  This webinar looks at the technologies and workflows that help address the design challenges of today.
Participants will learn:

  • A understanding of today’s data management challenges in engineering design and manufacturing
  • Learn the Importance of design collaboration to improve the efficiency and quality of design
  • Discover how a cloud-based collaboration and data management solution addresses these challenges

Tuesday 25 May 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

Recording available soon

Competency Without Tears (or Liability): The Pathway for Ethical, Professional, Practicing Engineers

If you obtained your undergraduate engineering degree from a university program that is accredited under the Washington Accord, or if you have been assessed and are eligible for registration on the National Registers, that means that you will have achieved the competencies necessary to be a professional engineer.

But what if you are asked to carry out tasks that are beyond your competency? What are your obligations? Do you have any liability? How does this affect your professional standing? And how can it affect your employment?

This seminar will help you navigate the ins and outs of working as a practising professional engineer. We will explore the competency framework and your ethical and professional conduct obligations, and how these interact with your duties as an employed professional. And we will find ways for you to practice as an ethical and professional engineer without jeopardising your employment or your professional standing.  

Tuesday 8 June 2021
5pm - 6pm AEST

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Tech Talk with Bentley Systems

Best Practices of Digital Workflow and Digital Twins in the Construction Industry

A digital revolution is underway in construction and a new mindset is needed to start exploiting digital workflows and digital twins. Best practices improve efficiency, reliability, and cooperation to deliver meaningful and sustainable improvements in the industry. Hear about current trends, how technology is enabling projects to be completed on time and on budget, and how this is creating career opportunities.

Participants will learn:

  • The state of the construction industry and drivers for change
  • The use of digital twin technologies such as 4D construction, reality modelling and mixed reality
  • How digital project delivery and asset management are enabling improvements through the entire asset lifecycle
  • Understanding of digital construction solutions and how they can support your career progression.

Thursday 24 June 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

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Fast-track Onboarding: How to move quickly in your new job

According to recent estimates, new-hires require anywhere between 18-24 months on a new job before their true abilities and skills begin to emerge.  Why is there such a marked delay between hiring and expected performance?  During this session, we will explore the process of transfer (moving skills between different contexts) and consider what is required to effectively bring your abilities to bear in any new job situation.

  • What are the three pillars of transfer?
  • What techniques are best suited to help us quickly move past each of these pillars?

What is the only truly future-proof skill – relevant to any job you may obtain?  

Tuesday 6 July 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

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Tech Talk with Interscale Pty Ltd

Digital collaboration tool for Architecture, Engineering & Construction industries

In this session we look at the Bluebeam REVU software and how it is utilized in projects as a collaboration tool using the PDF file format. By using REVU the PDF file format now becomes the master drawing file and eliminates the need for data exchange between different CAD packages.

Students will learn about:

  • How REVU can be used within the Design Office for Mark-ups and Revision Control.
  • How REVU can be used to do Quantity Take-offs from PDF files.
  • How REVU can be used as an As-Built Checking Tool.

Tuesday 20 July 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

Registration opening soon

YEA CPD Series

Future Proofing Office and Industrial Assets by Re-engineering Them From the Inside Out Rather than Financially Engineering them From the Outside In.

Learn how to regenerate unloved buildings into high-performing assets, through aesthetic and engineering upgrades to meet the needs of the occupants and the environment.

Tuesday 10 August 2021
5pm - 6pm AEST

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Tech Talk with CAD Group

Automated Clash Detection using BIM 360 Model Coordination

BIM360 Model Coordination allows automated clash detection on BIM Data hosted on BIM 360. It allows the BIM/VDC Manager to have complete control over how to run automated clashes. For Projects requiring ISO 19650 compliance, it also allows the onus to be on the discipline lead to deliver the models ready for automated clash detection.

Participants will learn:

  • Activate the BIM 360 Model Coordination Service for Automated Clash Detection
  • Create Coordination Spaces for ISO 19650 Compliant projects
  • Create Issues using Clashes
  • Action and Resolve Clash Issues


Monday 23 August 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

Registration opening soon

Principles of Learning

Believe it or not, most human beings aren’t great at learning.  Despite our best intentions, we often undertake strategies that are either inefficient or ineffective.  During this session, we will explore several principles of human learning that will help you move quicker and easier through the learning process.  This, in turn, will help you move faster than others when tackling a new job, a new position, or a new project.

  • How to survive meetings and seminars.
  • What is the one key to deep, lasting, durable memories?

What is the single-biggest impediment to learning (hint: it’s something nearly everyone does)? 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

5pm - 6pm AEST

Registration opening soon