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CPEE Executive Manager Presents at Infrastructure Thought Leaders Seminar

Dr Kym Neaylon (CPEE Executive Manager Professional Development) was invited to be co-speaker in Melbourne at the recent Engineers Australia ‘Infrastructure Thought Leaders Seminar’ on the important topic of ‘Pavement Design into the Future’\ Kym’s forward-looking presentation focused on trends and issues impacting on pavement performance such as climate change, emerging and alternative materials in pavements such as waste plastic and nanotechnology, and his view of the emerging issues challenging...

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Farewell to David Francis – Austroads

Following over 15 years of dedicated service to Austroads, David Francis, Chief Operating Officer, will formally depart for “greener pastures” to his home town of Bendigo in Victoria to seek a “transition to retirement” away from the big smoke.    Photo - Nick Koukoulas Chief Executive Austroads, David Francis Chief Operating Officer Austroads, Ray Farrelly CEO CPEE. At an informal morning tea at Austroads on 17 October, and with Austroads staff gathered Austroads CEO Nick Koukoulas...

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Workplace Mentors Provide Valuable Support for CPEE Students

One of the final units that the Centre for Pavement Education (CPEE) students undertake in their higher education program is a capstone unit involving a research project relevant to their work with support from a formal mentor – student link. For Semester 1, 2019 we would like to acknowledge the valuable help given by the following mentors to the success of our recent students who studied the industry research projects unit:

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Why Wait for 2020? Secure Your Position in Semester 2, 2019

With Semester 2 starting, and enrolments extended to 30 July, this is a final chance to secure your 2019 place in our specialist Master, Graduate Certificate or Engineering Professional Honours programs covering roads, pavements and infrastructure asset management. According to Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) CEO, Ray Farrelly, Australia’s current lengthy infrastructure pipeline reinforces more than ever the need for increased capability and knowledge in the work environment. “The...

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CPEE Alumni: Coming Soon

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the CPEE Alumni, a new network that will enable CPEE alumni to easily connect with each other and engage with the network for career advancement and support. Membership of the CPEE Alumni will be open to CPEE higher education graduates but will require formal application. CPEE Alumni members will have access to services, benefits and special offers including: Network of likeminded persons and interests Short course registration...

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The End of Financial Year is the Perfect Time to Register for a CPEE Short Course

The end of financial year is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to update your skills while also taking advantage of the End of Financial Year savings on CPEE short courses and workshops. All you need to do is register and pay BEFORE 30 June 2019 for an EXTRA 10% discount on advertised prices. This EOFY discount is in addition to other discounts such as our early bird special. To receive your EOFY discount please contact Pat at CPEE on (03) 9890 5155 before registering to obtain...

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CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly Awarded Order of Australia Medal

We are pleased to advise that Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Chief Executive Officer Ray Farrelly was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award is “for service to civil engineering” in respect of “significant contribution to engineering particularly the road construction industry through pavement education and skills training". CPEE Independent Chair, Peter Mitchem made the following statement: “This is wonderful news and...

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Reminder! Apply or Re-enrol Now for Semester 2

 With the current boost in infrastructure projects across Australia there is increasing demand for skilled individuals in key technical areas associated with the design, construction and maintenance of road and pavements. Now is a great time to consider further study with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) and take your career to the next level. CPEE is an accredited private provider of tertiary education and offers online higher education courses that provide a unique...

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Joint Winners of 2018 CPEE Excellence Award in Teaching

The CPEE Annual Excellence Award in Teaching gives recognition on an annual basis to academic staff (Unit Chairs) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or related contribution to curriculum enhancement. As CPEE (Centre for Pavement Engineering Education) is committed to programs that provide graduates with a good fit to employment requirements in the roads, pavements and asset management sector it strongly supports excellence in teaching. This Award is one way to recognise those academics...

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CPEE Support of Standards Australia is Helping Sustain the Pavement Industry

One of the ways that CPEE helps sustain the pavements industry is through in-kind support of Standards Australia, the leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation in Australia. CPEE Executive Manager Professional Development, Dr Kym Neaylon holds the volunteer role of Independent Chair for the Standards Australia Committee CH-025 ‘Bitumen and Related Products (for Roadmaking)’, a position he held long before joining CPEE. The role of Independent Chair requires...

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CPEE Strives to Maintain Links with Government

CPEE was pleased to meet with Paul Hamer, Member for Box Hill in the Victorian State Parliament, to discuss our role as a not-for-profit and accredited provider of higher education and short courses servicing the road and pavement sector. While the discussion focused on continuity and changes in the engineering and education sectors, we were also pleased to learn about Paul’s considerable engineering experience - he holds a Master of Engineering and worked in a variety of government and private...

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Bendigo or Jakarta – “Have Knowledge Will Travel”

Last week, Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Executive Manager: Professional Development, Dr Kym Neaylon, spent a couple of days in Jakarta as a guest of the 11th Global Asphalt and Pavement Summit.  Kym gave a presentation on bitumen use in Australian pavements, also chaired the Advanced Technology session, and finished with a CPEE training session entitled "Road Pavements and Bitumen for non-road people". 

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Short Course Update and Presenter Receive Major “Thumbs Up”

The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) is very pleased to have received such positive feedback following presentation of our updated short course ‘Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation – Understanding and Evaluating Options’ in Sydney last week. “Thank you for a knowledgeable two days of training.” As is usual practice with CPEE courses, delegates were asked to provide feedback to assist us to improve course offerings and to better meet our educational and training objectives....

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Appointment of Professor Phil Evans Further Enhances CPEE Academic Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Evans to the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Academic Board, which further enhances the standing of the Board. Professor Evans is Consultant and Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at Notre Dame University, Western Australia. Professor Evans is a former practicing civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in local government and as a consultant in the areas of road and bridge design and construction, geotechnical...

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