Following the conclusion of the 2nd Semester of 2017 Academic year, a total of 11 students successfully completed the requirements to be awarded either a “Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology” (Grad Cert) or a “Master of Pavement Technology” (MPT). The successful Graduands gaining formal approval from the CPEE Governing Council were:
|Benjamin Harvey||Grad Cert||Golder Associates Pty Ltd||WA|
|Arthur Apostolopoulos||Grad Cert||VicRoads||VIC|
|Steven Puli||Grad Cert||State Roads Division| Dept of State Growth||TAS|
|Yusuf Bardi||Grad Cert||Melbourne Metro Rail Authority||VIC|
|Steven Middleton||MPT||City of Swan||WA|
|Nischal Subedi||MPT||Dept of Infra. Planning & Logistic||NT|
|Rahul Pratap||MPT||Prataps Civil & Asphalt Quarries Ltd||FIJI|
|Christopher O'Dea||MPT||Newlands Civil Construction||QLD|
|Freddy Salvador Gamarra||MPT||SMEC International Ltd||PNG|
A number of Graduation Ceremonies were held in February and March where it was convenient for Graduands to attend personally to receive their Testamurs from CPEE Chairman, Peter Mitchem or CEO, Ray Farrelly.
Photo Above - Three Graduands (Rahul Pratrap (left), Davin Slade and Shoukry Marzouk) each receiving their Masters Award at CPEE Ceremony in Melbourne in March 2018 with CPEE Chairman Peter Mitchem and CEO Ray Farrelly (far right) .
Photo Above - Two Perth based Graduands (on left, Steven Middleton - Masters, and Benjamin Harvey – Grad Certificate) at Ceremony on 15 March 2018 with Ray Farrelly CPEE, CEO and at far right, Bob Andrews CPEE Unit Chair presiding .
Student Excellence Award Winners
Photo Above - Harry Chambers receiving Austroads sponsored CPEE Student Excellence Award – 2017 (Fundamentals of Road Pavements) per Ray Farrelly, CEO, CPEE, in Perth.
The first of this year’s CPEE Graduation Ceremonies was held in Toowoomba, QLD to honour CPEE Student Chris O’Dea on his completion of the CPEE Master of Pavement Technology award.
As pictured, Chris O’Dea with his wife, was presented with his Testamur at the office of his employer, Newland Civil Construction, with the officiating party including Newlands senior management, CPEE CEO, Ray Farrelly, CPEE Academic Advisor, Prof. Frank Bullen and CPEE Director of Studies Prof. Ron Ayers.
In addition, over 24 staff and family who attended the ceremony learnt of Chris' excellent performance and achievements during his studies. As a rewarding addition to the events, Chris was also presented with a Student Excellence Award recognising him as the most outstanding student in the 2017 offering of the 'Insitu Stabilisation' unit.
Future CPEE Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled for Melbourne and Perth during March and we look forward to meeting our recent grandaunts face to face.
Photo: Chris O'Dea presented with the Award by CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly
One of the final units that students undertake in three of the CPEE higher education programs is a capstone unit involving a project relevant to their work. CPEE appreciates that the students in the Industry Research unit and the Work Based Project unit are helped in their study by a supervisor in the workplace. These supervisors keep in contact with the students through the semester and when the final report is submitted assist the CPEE Unit Chair by giving their analysis of the quality of the report. This is particularly helpful in the aspect of the specifics of the project itself as their on the spot expertise aids the Unit Chair.
In semester 1 this year CPEE gratefully acknowledges the help given by:
- Craig Best, Asset Planning Coordinator, City of Swan, Perth WA
- Robert Busuttil, Principal Surfacings Engineer, NZ Transport Agency
- Sean Durkin, Managing Director, Durkin Construction, NSW
- Ross Evans, Resurfacing & Rehabilitation Manager, Main Roads, Perth WA
- Russell Grierson, Manager Infrastructure Engineering & Design, Glenorchy City Council, Tas
- Ashley Milner, Engineering Manager, Newlands Civil Construction, Toowoomba, Qld
- Tyrone Toole, Chief Adviser Asset Management, ARRB, Melbourne, Vic
At the recent Melbourne 2 day short course on Flexible Pavement Design, student Jalal Soufi-Sabbagh was presented with his Testamur for his Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology. CPEE HEO Mignon Goswell was delighted to meet Jalal, an Airport Engineer with Aurecon Group, face-to-face and remarked at his dedication during his studies with CPEE.
At the Ceremony in front of 32 Delegates attending the 2 day short course, CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly advised on the excellent academic record of Jalal and congratulated him on his achievement.
PHOTO: Ray Farrelly (left) with a delighted Jalal Soufi-Sabbagh
The Annual CPEE Student Excellence Awards give recognition to students who have demonstrated excellence in their performance during the academic year whilst undertaking specialist technical postgraduate units offered by CPEE and by its partner University, the University of Tasmania.
As with previous years, the eligibility criteria required to be considered is for students to have achieved 'distinction' grade level and/or have demonstrated excellence in their development with at least 'credit' grade level and have shown compelling commitment. The individual Unit Awards are sponsored by key organisations within the roads and pavements sector with each unit award winner receiving a monetary amount of $500 and the Student Excellence Award Certificate. Selection is based on academic results across the 2017 year.
The recent signing of an MoU between the Victorian Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) and CPEE marks the latest formalisation of the strengthening links with the sate divisions of the Institute and CPEE.
The increased cooperative engagement, specifically in respect of specialised training in the roads and pavements sector, will provide positive outcomes for both organisations as each strives to enhance the technical and operational capabilities of the those working in local government and the industry.
PHOTO: Lt to Rt Ray Farrelly CEO CPEE, Ossie Martinz President IPWEA VIC and David Hallett CEO IPWEA VIC.
Having just been confirmed by the CPEE Council as Graduates from its Pavement Technology Programs, CPEE was pleased to have a presentation ceremony in Sydney where the testamurs were personally presented to the successful Graduands. At the ceremony, CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly advised on the excellent outcome for both Laura Shaughnessy and James Loney.
The Presentations of the Testamurs to both Laura and James were made by CPEE Council Member and Austroads CEO, Nick Koukoulas.