Find out where CEnvP is being talked about and keep up with the latest developments through the media.
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Supporting the Development of Early Career Environment Professionals
: Staged Training for Environmental Professionals (STEPS Program)
The EIANZ is introducing an initiative that will support and develop people through their environment career so they can become highly talented, skilled and ethical practitioners, recognised for the quality and professionalism of their work.
For more information please visit www.CEnvP.org/steps or to register an expression of interest contact Nicole Brown, STEPS Program Development Coordinator, on 03 9001 6934 (Australia) or 03 741 3102 (New Zealand) email@example.com.
Adelaide scientist Alexandra Blood scores win for environment, women and SA
2012-11-13 : IN THE MEDIA || ADELAIDE NOW || ADELAIDE environmental scientist Alexandra Blood has become the first woman, and the first South Australian, to win a prestigious environmental industry award.
First woman wins Environmental Practitioner of the Year award
2012-11-07 : IN THE MEDIA || WME Business Environment Network || Golder Associates’ Alexandra Blood has been named 2012 Environmental Practitioner of the Year by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), the first woman to win in the awards’ history.
Next intake deadline: 21st Sept
2012-06-15 : Planning to apply? Quite a large number of applications in the March intake were incomplete when submitted and have been deferred to Septembers intake.
Take the time to get your application right from the start so there are no unnecessary delays.
Start your application today - ask your nominated referees to complete the Referee Report template now! (don't forget Part E signoffs at the same time)
Phoning us from New Zealand?
2012-02-02 : We are pleased to announce our new Christchurch number 03 741 3102 (11am-7pm Wed-Fri).
Recognition by New Zealand National Environmental Standard (NES)
2011-12-21 : The New Zealand National Environmental Standard (NES) for contaminated land has identified CEnvP as one method for assessing a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner.
Draft Users' Guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health as follows:
"One method for assessing whether someone is a ‘suitably qualified and experienced practitioner’ is to refer to existing professional bodies that currently certify New Zealand based environmental professionals. The requirement for being “suitably qualified and
experienced” would apply to those members with demonstrated contaminated land experience. Examples of such professional bodies are:
• The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) – see
• The Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) scheme run by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) – see www.cenvp.org."
SGP coach named Environmental Practitioner of the Year
2011-11-22 : A Printing Industries Sustainable Green Print (SGP) trainer and auditor has been awarded the prestigious Environmental Practitioner of the Year award.
Simon Leverton, Senior Manager of EnviroRisk Management in Geelong, Victoria personally facilitates all Printing Industries SGP training in Victoria and Tasmania and is also an accredited auditor.
The award was announced at the Environment Insti...
Geelong Scientist Named Environmental Practitioner of the Year 2011
2011-10-04 : Environmental and sustainability consultant Simon Leverton has been named the “Environmental Practitioner of the Year” at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s (EIANZ) Annual Conference Gala Dinner 2011 held on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast last week.
Nigel Murphy, Chair of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP) Board said “Simon is an outstanding environmental practitioner who has worked for government and the private sector. His work currently assists private sector and government clients meet regulatory compliance, strive for best practice and implement resourc...
Renewed Recognition for CEnvP by Australian Govt
2011-08-25 : The Australian Government has published its response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The Review put forward 71 recommendations, one of which was to develop a national Code of Conduct for environmental consultants, and create a unit to enforce good environmental practice. The Government Response was as follows:
"The government recognises that environmental industry-based certification schemes and voluntary codes already operate in Australia. An example of an industry-based certification scheme is the Certified Environmental Practitioner Program, which is an initiative of the
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, a professional body of environmental practitioners in Australasia. This program assesses environmental professionals in competency criteria of training, experience, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, and provides
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, "Australian Government Response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999", Commonwealth of Australia, 2011.
New EIANZ Code of Ethics to be adopted in September
2011-06-30 : The Board of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme seek your feedback.
A working group has recently completed a review of the EIANZs Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. The latest revision is attached for your perusal. NZ Code of Ethics Draft (v3) | Working Group Responses to Feedback on v1 and v2 | Proposed Posters of the CodesThe document has been expanded to include a Code of Professional Conduct, principles and guidelines. Version 3 is also available for download at www.eianz.org. The EIANZ and CEnvP Board hope to adopt the final version at the 2011 EIANZ AGM in September.
In order to ensure that good environmental outcomes are achieved, it is essential that the work of environmental practitioners is governed by good practice and the highest ethical policies and standards.
In essence, the Code of Professional Conduct addresses standards of behaviour that meet general community expectations of ‘professionalism’, and the Code of Ethics addresses moral considerations based on the shared values of the environment profession. A high standard of professional and ethical practice requires both perspectives.
The Code is a voluntary industry code applicable to professional environmental practitioners and was originally adopted by the Council of the Institute in 1989 and ratified by members of the Institute in a General Meeting in the same year.
All members of the Institute and CEnvPs must conform to the letter and spirit of the Code and all other environmental practitioners are encouraged to adopt the Code in their work.
Your comments and feedback will form the basis of the CEnvP Board's response to the draft code. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th July 2011. EIANZ members are welcome to forward their feedback to their Division or Chapter representative directly.
Dec 2011 Update: New Code of Ethics is due to be put to a referendum of EIANZ members shortly, before implementation soon after. We will keep you informed.
Queensland Dept of Public Works recognises CEnvPs for prequalification
2011-05-01 : Queensland Government Department of Public Works recognises Certified Environmental Practitioners in its prequalification system for building industry consultants. For more details, download Attachment 2 of the application guide.
Queensland Government recognises Certified Environmental Practitioners
2011-05-01 : Queensland Government recognises Certified Environmental Practitioners in its prequalification system for building industry consultants. For more details, download Attachment 2 of the application guide.
Catalyst: Snail Whisperer John Stanisic
2011-02-17 : ABC News
"they assist in the decomposition process, they break down the decaying leaves, they convert it into protein and move it up the food chain..."
EIANZ Meets Government Advisors
2011-02-16 : The Vice President of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) met with key federal politicians this week to discuss climate change and Federal and State environmental legislation, policy and practice.
Proposals raised during the meeting included ensuring only Certified Environmental Practitioners be eligible to prepare impact statements or provide services for Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act purposes.
Please view the EIANZ news for further details.
John Stanisic - 2010 CEnvP Award Winner an Authority on Land Snails
2010-10-28 : Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP)
"John’s advocacy for an essential but often overlooked component
his integration of research and consultancy, and
his proactive approach to funding of
all indicate that he is continuing to make
contribution to environmental practice"
- Alan Chenoweth, CEnvP Board
The Comparitive Benefits of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme in Australia & New Zealand
The Comparitive Benefits of the Certified Environmental
in Australia & New Zealand, by Vanessa McKenzie
Australasian Journal of Enviromental Management, EIANZ
September 2010 (Volume 17, No 3)
EIANZ Member Snapshot - Neil Boland, CEnvP
2010-06-01 : EIANZ - The Environmental Practitioner, No 18
"EIANZ’s greatest achievement is the Certified Environmental Practitioner
When I started practicing in this field, the idea that you could be
an "environmental professional”
was literally a joke.
Engineering companies openly stated that they were experts
in the environment, social impacts, building design - the lot.
Many of the
we have today are the result.
This attitude has been hard to shift,
but the advent of
the Certification scheme has made a significant improvement.”
- Neil Boland CEnvP
CEnvP Profiles featured in the Directory
2010-01-01 : CEnvPs can get further recognition by submitting a CEnvP Profile to be posted in the Directory. Profiles of up to 300 words covering current position, career path and qualifications will also briefly address ‘Why you became a CEnvP’ or ‘What do you feel the CENVP Program adds to the environment industry’. Take advantage of the extra exposure as a CEnvP!
Submit profiles to email@example.com
Mark O'Brien 2009 CEnvP Award Winner Raises the Bar for Environmental Sustainability in Film Industry
2009-10-23 : Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP)
"In recognizing Mark’s achievements we thank him for his
and commitment to the environment, and for
facilitating awareness in another industry
of how environmental sustainability and carbon footprint reduction can be achieved,
hopefully creating an industry
benchmark against which
other film productions
will be measured going forward”
- Nigel Murphy, CEnvP Chairperson
Adam Smith 2008 CEnvP Award Winner Calls for Government Support of Certification Initiative to Improve Environmental Practice and Outcomes
2008-11-01 : "This will lead to improved environmental practice
and outcomes in Australia and New Zealand.”
- Adam Smith, CEnvP of the Year 2008
Alan Chenoweth :: 2008 Simon Molesworth Award Winner
2008-11-01 : CEnvP, Mr Alan Chenoweth of the EIANZ SEQ Division was the recipient of the Simon Molesworth Award for outstanding contribution to the development of the EIANZ and the environment profession at the national level.
In making the award, CEnvP Chair, Nigel Murphy, said, "Alan exemplifies a leading practitioner making significant contributions to the Institute and environmental practice through his instrumental role in the establishment of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme, leadership role the recent STEP initiative of the Institute to establish
a pathway for the training of our emerging environmental professionals and numerous other contributions".
Putting the good into environmental practice
2008-08-01 : WME Environment Business Magazine www.wme.com.au
"It is important to realise we can have good environmental policy
but fail to achieve good environmental outcomes. The vital third ingredient
for successful environmental outcomes is excellence in environmental practice."
- Nigel Murphy, CEnvP Chairperson
Environment is the essence
2008-02-01 : WME Environment Business Magazine www.wme.com.au
February 2008, 19:1, p16
"As environmental issues become more pressing,
environmental advice must become more transparent
There's a long way to go."
- Bill Haylock, EIANZ President, CEnvP
Hugh Lavery :: 2007 CEnvP Award Winner Calls for Greater Effots in Creating Sustainable Future
2007-10-01 : Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP)
"It is important for the profession to recognise the work
of its leading practitioners
as this will help to
standard of environmental practice and
the standing of the profession.”
- Nigel Murphy, CEnvP Chairperson
2007-02-01 : The Yalumba's EMS is managed by a certified environmental practitioner, demonstrating
the organisation's commitment to a high standard in ethical and environmental practice?
Queensland Govt: Regional Natural Resource Management
2007-02-01 : Assessing impacts on the Great Barrier Reef is only done by CEnvPs
2007-02-01 : In Victoria, VicRoads requires that a contractor shall engage an individual/s to review
the Environmental Management Strategy and Environmental Management Plan(s) and that
such persons shall have demonstrated competence and suitable experience in
environmental management in a construction environment; and be either a Certified
Environmental Practitioner, or a member of the Environment Institute of Australia & New
Zealand, Institute of Engineers (Australia), Environment
Business Australia, or other appropriate affiliation; satisfies the requirements for an
environmental auditor as detailed by AS/NZS ISO 19011:2003 Guidelines for quality and/or
environmental management systems auditing; or be on the Victorian EPA environmental
auditor registered list.
The Balancing Act of Environmental Ethics
2006-12-01../images/WME_article_Dec06.jpg : WME Environment Business Magazine www.wme.com.au
December 2006, p18
"Embedding ethics in environmental practice is gaining
ground for specialists navigating a balance between
ecological, social and economic issues."