You need this registration to undertake work as a surveyor. Surveyors carry out work such as determining property boundaries, preparing contour maps or setting out the location of roads, tunnels and buildings.
There are four levels of registration:
- Surveying associate
- Surveying graduate (this registration requires you to gain practical experience in the profession and demonstrate progression towards registration as a surveyor)
- Surveyor with endorsement.
Registration alone does not qualify you to undertake surveying work, and you must not conduct surveys of a specific category until you have obtained the relevant endorsement. A registered surveyor may seek one of the following endorsements:
- Mining (3 categories - open cut, underground coal, underground metalliferous)
You will need a consulting endorsement if you intend to operate a cadastral surveying business or charge a fee for a cadastral survey. If corporate registration is sought then the corporation must nominate a cadastral surveyor with a consulting endorsement.