Welcome to CPEE
The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an accredited private provider of higher education that specialises in courses servicing the road and pavement sector. With programs ranging from intensive one day short courses through to postgraduate Masters level awards, CPEE aims to meet the needs of someone new to the industry as well as the established practicing professional.
CPEE's strong links to University and industry partners provide courses that are a unique mix of academic learning combined with real world practical experience.
Good News on Self Education Expenses
Although the announcement was back in July last year, it is worth reminding of the Federal Treasurer Chris Bowen's announcement that the government will defer the introduction of its proposed $2000 cap on self-education expenses until July 2015.
Under strong lobbying from the professional societies and educational bodies,
SHORT COURSES – LONG ON BENEFIT
After a review of the 800+ individual delegate feedback froms received last year from all courses held last year, we have noted, among the many plaudits, areas for improvement and content enhancement. The 2014 courses will reflect the positive changes with the intention to again provide what delegates most want.
CPEE a Winner in Excellence Awards
AustStab, the Pavements Recycling and Stabilisation Association, presented their 2013 Awards of Excellence to celebrate 15 years of education and relationship building, and improved safety and innovation
Held at the QT Hotel on the Gold Coast on 13 August 2013, AustStab celebrated distinction in the industry with its second Awards of Excellence, sponsored by Caterpillar Australia.
"The collective work of the four award winners, and others finalists, for the Awards of Excellence have improved workplace safety, provided long distance and short course education to over 600 students in insitu pavement stabilisation, have provided innovation and excellence in unique pavement locations, in challenging work environments, celebrated substantial long term relationships and produced real economic, social and environmental savings in a diverse number of locations across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland."
The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) entry titled "Enhanced Knowledge and Education" won in Category 2: Excellence in Research or Education.
New Chief Executive for AAPA
AAPA Chairman Tony Aloisio has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Caltabiano as Chief Executive of AAPA, commencing 28 January 2014. He advised that Mr Caltabiano brings to the role of Chief Executive extensive experience in the bituminous surfacing industry, and has had many years of direct contact and involvement with AAPA, and is well known to the Members.
Last year AUSTROADS released the 2012 version of its “Guide to Pavement Technology, Part 2: Pavement Structural Design” which contained many editorial and technical changes as well as a number of changes to the appendices.
The updating of this important document provided a challenge for CPEE on two fronts. Firstly, the Austroads Guides are used as a significant reference text in a number of the specialised CPEE Distance Learning Units that from part of its Post Graduate programs and impact on those studying the popular CPEE Graduate Certificate and Masters of Technology qualifications. The technical unit notes therefore had to undergo a revision to ensure that the learning material was up to date with the latest information coming out of Austroads.