You need this approval if you intend to be an auditor for contaminated land in Queensland. An auditor independently evaluates a contaminated land investigation document that has been prepared by a suitably qualified person, and, when appropriate, certifies that the contents of the contaminated land investigation document complies with the requirements set out in the Act.
An auditor does not investigate or write reports about contaminated land or undertake projects to remediate contaminated land, such work is undertaken by a suitably qualified person. An approved auditor can also take on work as a suitably qualified person, but they cannot undertake both roles for the same project or in relation to the same land.
All auditors must comply with the 'Code of professional conduct' located in module 4 of the 'Queensland auditor handbook for contaminated land'.