Engineering Due Diligence

Engineering context

Not only do engineers have to be mindful of the laws of nature, they must, like any principled and scrupulous professional, operate within the confines of common law.

This two-day course will provide you with the tools to implement due diligence processes as part of good governance, ensuring that you possess the skills and knowledge to implement a reliable, diligent and defensible approach to address critical risks.

In the normal course of events, due diligence enables senior decision makers, taxpayers and shareholders to understand required expenditure. In worse case scenarios, if legal action occurs, it ensures you have done everything in your power to satisfy the courts.

You’ll discover the difference between risk management and due diligence, learn how to use appropriate tools to educate and influence others, find out about the requirements of work health and safety legislation and a great deal more.

Reading material
Each participant receives a copy of the latest edition of the R2A text, Engineering Due Diligence, which will be used as a basis for the course.

Download the course Technical Flyer for more details.

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

1.   Deal with ethical issues
4.   Develop safe and sustainable solutions
6.   Identify, assess and manage risks
7.   Meet legal and regulatory requirements
11. Judgement

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*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Engineering Due Diligence


"I found the processes and thinking around the project and safety due diligence most useful, and I could see how I could use those techniques in my business and work. This course turned around my mindset on this topic - I can now see how the application of due diligence will have a positive effect on my corporate governance and my project work." - Phil, 2019

"Very relevant to my current role - even chapters and subjects outside safety, especially sustainability." - participant, 2019

"Application at a practical level [was most useful to implement] due diligence at my organisation." - participant, 2019

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$ 2,355.00 - Non-member
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We can bring this course to you and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

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Is this course for you?

We’ve designed this course specifically for company directors, senior executives, project directors as well as risk and compliance staff. This course is not sector-specific.

Your facilitator for this course

Richard Robinson is Chairman of R2A Due Diligence Engineers. Richard is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Marine Pilots Institute. Richard has degrees in Engineering (Monash University) and Philosophy (University of Melbourne). He is the principal author of Engineering Due Diligence (11th edition 2019) which is used as a text by a number of Australian Universities.

Richard also facilitates courses on Introduction to Defensible Risk Management, Construction Safety Due Diligence and Project Due Diligence in construction for Engineering Education Australia. Richard was also a major contributor to the third revision of the Engineers Australia's safety case guideline.

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