In order to operate a cadastral surveying business or charge a fee for a cadastral survey, section 76 of the Surveyors Act 2003 requires the cadastral surveyor to hold a consulting endorsement.
If corporate registration is sought then the corporation must nominate a cadastral surveyor with a consulting endorsement. The nominated cadastral surveyor MUST already hold a consulting endorsement, ie. corporate registration cannot be obtained at the same time as an individual cadastral surveyor applying for a consulting endorsement.
Steps to a Consulting Endorsement
- Review the Competency Framework Consulting Endorsement
- Develop CERs and gather supporting documentation
- Apply to have competency assessed by SIBA
- Lodge an Application for a Consulting Endorsement
1 Review the Competency Framework Consulting Endorsement
Review the consulting framework to identify what competencies have to be demonstrated and what supporting documentation will be required.
2 Develop CERs and gather supporting documentation
Prepare your CERs and clearly reference the CER to the elements of the framework and attach all relevant supporting documents that will assist to demonstrate your skills and competency.
3 Apply to have competency assessed by SIBA
The Board has outsourced assessment of the consulting framework to the Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA). Review the ASIBA-Assessment Guidelines-consulting-endorsement and if necessary contact SIBA to discuss the assessment requirements. A consulting competency assessment fee is charged by SIBA. Once the assessment is satisfactorily completed SIBA will issue a certificate of competency a copy of which will be required by the Board.
4 Lodge an Application for a Consulting Endorsement
Complete and lodge an Application for a Consulting Endorsement with the Board.