Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Persons may make a written complaint to the Board about the conduct of registered persons.
The Board has power to appoint investigators to investigate possible professional misconduct under the Act. After considering the investigator's report, a professional conduct review panel of the Board may impose fines or require the surveyor to correct a survey or undergo further training, or if the situation requires it, refer the matter to Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT may impose more severe penalties, including reprimands, fines, orders for correction of defective work and suspension or cancellation of registration or endorsements.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
The Act requires information notices to be given when particular decisions are made. The information notice must include advice that the decision can be reviewed by QCAT.
Decisions of QCAT may be appealed to the appeal tribunal of QCAT. An application for leave to appeal must be filled in the registry within 28 days.