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.
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 who have shown an excellence in their contribution to enhancing the student learning experience during 2018.
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 maintaining the respect of the bitumen producers, manufacturers, contactors, and state government users, who, at times, have competing agendas.
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 roles prior to entering parliament.
CPEE strives to maintain strong links with government, industry, state road authorities, research bodies and consulting engineers throughout Australia, and we appreciate Paul taking time to meet with us.
Pic: Peter Mitchem (CPEE Independent Chair), Paul Hamer (MP Box Hill), Ray Farrelly (CPEE CEO), CPEE, Mignon Goswell (CPEE Higher Education Officer)
Specialist knowledge requires ongoing professional development to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the sector. CPEE's suite of Short Courses and online award programs offer the ability to increase the capabilities of staff and maintain up-to-date technical skills as they progress throught their engineering career.