Surveyor and Cadastral
Competency Frameworks

Amalgamated Guidelines Kit

Version Control

Version Author Release Date Change Description
V1.0 SBQ 10th March 2010 Draft Document
V2.0 SBQ 29th April 2010 Review Document

Document References

Ref Title Document ID Version Owner
[1] Surveyors Act 2003 State of Qld
[2] Competency Frameworks (Overview) SBQ-CF-0100 V1.00 SBQ
[3] Competency Frameworks (Surveying Associate) SBQ-CF-0101 V3.00 SBQ
[4] Competency Frameworks (Surveying Graduate) SBQ-CF-0102 V3.00 SBQ
[5] Competency Frameworks (Consulting Endorsement) SBQ-CF-0104 V1.00 SBQ
[6] Competency Frameworks (Engineering Endorsement) SBQ-CF-0105 V3.00 SBQ
[7] Competency Frameworks (Cadastral Endorsement) SBQ-CF-0106 V3.00 SBQ
[8] Competency Frameworks (Mining Endorsement) SBQ-CF-0108 V3.00 SBQ
[9] National Competency Standards for Professional Surveyors 1996 ISA

Introduction

This document is a compilation from the Competency Framework for registration as a Surveyor for a Cadastral Endorsement as prescribed under section 39 of the Surveyors Act 2003.

This document is a guide only and reference should be made to the relevant competency framework documents, namely SBQ-CF-0103 and SBQ-CF-0106.

Definitions

Unit of Competency (Unit):

A major segment of the overall competency of a profession, typically representing a major function, role or field of activity.

Element of Competency (Element):

A subdivision of a unit of competency into an observable function or activity.

Performance Criteria (Descriptors):

An indicative list of the aspects of professional performance that would be regarded as evidence of competent professional performance in the work place in an element of competency.

With Guidance:

The performance of the descriptor is achieved by the applicant under the direction of a competent supervisor. The applicant need not be able to perform the activity without requesting help in planning and execution.

Under Supervision:

The performance of the descriptor is achieved by the applicant without direct supervision of each step; however the result of the activity cannot be used unless it has been checked by a competent supervisor.

Interpretation of the Framework

The competencies for Surveyors will be demonstrated by experienced professional surveyors practising in any sector of the market.  The competencies are applicable to Surveyors in all fields of surveying.

Surveyors in the public, private or tertiary sectors will be practising as competent professionals demonstrating expertise and professionalism. They will have demonstrated sound technical competence and management skills during their years of professional experience.

Surveyors at this level will accept responsibility for all professional work undertaken within their areas of expertise. However, they must recognise complex or critical situations where professional guidance is required. Professional Surveyors will be expected to progressively develop their levels of competency and accept a commensurate increase in professional responsibility.

Competency Requirements for Surveyor with a Cadastral Endorsement:

An Applicant will need to demonstrate competency in the following Units:

  • Unit 1: Professional Practice (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 2: Collection of Data and Information (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 3: Management of Data and Information (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 4: Presentation of Information (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 5: Business Management and Supporting Quality Assurance Programs (SBQ-CF-103)
  • Unit 6: Communications (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 7: Spatial Reference Systems and Core Data Bases (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)
  • Unit 8: Land Administration and Property Development (SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Competency Table for Surveyor with Cadastral Endorsement

Unit 1: Professional Practice

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will have demonstrated high levels of professionalism during their years of professional experience. They will demonstrate increasing levels of professionalism in all aspects of professional practice and a sound understanding of the profession’s policy on ethics and professional practice.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
1.1 Undertake a program of tertiary education Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Have completed a course of study of at least four years fulltime duration acceptable to the Surveyors Board of Queensland or have been previously registered as a Cadastral Surveyor by the Surveyors Board of Queensland.(SBQ-CF-106)
1.2 Advance the science of surveying and the image of surveyors Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the profession.
  2. Seek appropriate reward through merit and quality of performance.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  3. Contribute to promoting surveyors and surveying.
  4. Adopt advanced technology to improve service.

(SBQ-CF-103)

1.3 Fulfil community service obligations Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Can explain why surveyors have professional responsibilities to government and the community.
  2. Practice impartiality and objectivity in decision making.
  3. Place responsibilities for the welfare and safety of the community above sectional interests.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  4. Pursue fair and equitable solutions that rank community interests appropriately with client and personal interests.
  5. Participate in community affairs.
  6. Provide specialist expertise to identify unqualified information that could mislead the community.

(SBQ-CF-103)

1.4 Follow an accepted code of professional conduct and ethics Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Understand and can explain in context the profession’s code of ethics.
  2. Apply a high code of personal conduct.
  3. Understand and can explain the Surveyors Board of Queensland’s Code of Practice for Surveyors.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  4. Carry out professional activities in accordance with the code of ethics.
  5. Comply with legal requirements and obligations.
  6. Comply with professional responsibilities.

(SBQ-CF-103)

1.5 Undertake a program for personal professional development and continuing education Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Attend the profession’s continuing professional development programs
  2. Pursue continuous improvement in performance.
  3. Seek out and read literature relevant to surveying practice.(SBQ-CF-103)
1.6 Understand and apply sustainable development and environmental principles Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Apply the profession’s policy on environmental matters.
  2. Identify complex environmental issues encountered in regular practice and seek guidance from qualified specialists.
  3. Can explain the likely impact of developments on the life styles, cultures and heritage of all sections of the community.
  4. Contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.
  5. Show how the environment can be protected and sustainable development promoted.
  6. Explain land degradation issues and conservation practices.

(SBQ-CF-103)

1.7 Accept responsibility for professional activities Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Identify and manage potential risks and liabilities.
  2. Understand and explain the likely impacts of work undertaken.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:
  3. Work within the limits of personal skills and expertise and seek professional advice and support for more complex work.(SBQ-CF-103)
1.8 Accept responsibility for workplace health and safety Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Practice and enforce correct occupational health and safety procedures.
  2. Institute and maintain a safe work environment.
  3. Develop daily job safety profiles and ensure compliance.(SBQ-CF-103)

Unit 2: Collection of Data and Information

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will be competent in all aspects of data and information collection that are relevant to their fields of surveying and will be accountable for the outcomes of work personally carried out.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
2.1 Collect data by measurement Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Apply technology to collect data by indirect methods.
  2. Clarify and confirm client needs and expectations.
  3. Evaluate various measurement systems, methods and procedures for accuracy and fitness for use.
  4. Apply best practice measuring techniques.
  5. Review the effectiveness of measurement systems and methodology.
  6. Develop processes and systems to ensure measurements are legally traceable.

(SBQ-CF-106)

2.2 Search and acquire existing data Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Understand and can explain the importance of historical records.(SBQ-CF-103)  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Extract required information from relevant geographic and land information records, survey data bases and general information depositories.(SBQ-CF-103)
  3. Develop relevant geographic and land information records, survey data bases and general information depositories.
  4. Analyse the integrity and value of stored data and information and determine new uses.
  5. Analyse and evaluate the importance of historical records.
  6. Collect, collate and add value to data from existing bases.
  7. Acquire and collate information in an orderly manner.
  8. Evaluate the relevance of information collected and optimize its uses.

(SBQ-CF-106)

2.3 Use modern surveying technologies to collect data Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Define coordinates systems likely to be encountered by GNSS users and calculate GNSS coordinates.
  2. Discuss the principles of GNSS observations.
  3. Make observations using a GNSS receiver.
  4. Explain GNSS observations techniques, and calculate and evaluate levels of accuracy associated with GPS observations.
  5. Identify error sources in GNSS observations, and explain the uses and critical factors of differential GNSS techniques.
  6. Output GNSS observations in existing local co-ordinate systems including ground based systems.
  7. Output terrestrial laser scanner observations in existing local co-ordinate systems.

(SBQ-CF-103)

Unit 3: Management of Data and Information

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will be competent in all aspects of information and data management that are relevant to the cadastral field of surveying and will be accountable for all work personally carried out or carried out under their direct supervision.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
3.1 Process data to accepted standards and for specific requirements Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Determine procedures for verifying base data.
  2. Apply the most appropriate technology required to process data.
  3. Develop procedures for storing data in appropriate databases.
  4. Establish systems for verifying the integrity of data.(SBQ-CF-106)
3.2 Convert data from one system or format to another Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Optimise the operation of databases holding spatial and textual data.
  2. Establish procedures to identify and collate data in one system for transfer and integration into other systems.
  3. Determine appropriate technology and procedures to convert and transfer data between systems and formats.(SBQ-CF-106)
3.3 Administer electronic and physical data bases Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Determine procedures for recording, retrieving and updating information.
  2. Develop and establish security systems to ensure data integrity.
  3. Develop and implement appropriate maintenance systems.(SBQ-CF-106)
3.4 Apply project management principles Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have:

  1. A sound knowledge of project management principles.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Apply project management principles to work activities.
  3. Undertake project planning and monitoring.(SBQ-CF-106)
3.5 Process data to create information Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Solve complex problems using appropriate maths processes such as trigonometry and calculus.
  2. Apply mathematical models to physical processes.
  3. Apply basic statistics to analyse measurements and examine the variation that occurs in properties.
  4. Analyse, evaluate and use statistical data.(SBQ-CF-103)
3.6 Analyse, evaluate and interpret data Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Develop procedures for determining the accuracy and reliability of data.
  2. Assess client needs and develop systems for data interpretation and evaluation.
  3. Identify opportunities for data enhancement.
  4. Determine procedures for collating data and relating it to specific areas of interest.(SBQ-CF-106)

Unit 4: Presentation of Information

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will be competent in presenting information that is relevant to their fields of surveying and will be accountable for the outcomes of work personally carried out or carried out under their direct supervision.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
4.1 Assemble data into specific data or information sets Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Understand market needs and anticipate new trends.
  2. Clarify and determine customer needs.
  3. Identify and enhance the potential benefits of creating specific information from various data bases.i
  4. Transform data into useful information.(SBQ-CF-106)
4.2 Compile and produce maps, plans and charts and photographs Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:i. Develop effective procedures for graphical and photographic presentation.ii. Determine the limitations of base data and optimise potential uses.iii. Understand and apply cartographic principles.iv. Use a computer aided drafting package.v. Develop new methods and procedures to meet client needs.(SBQ-CF-106)
4.3 Provide digital spatial information Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Integrate spatial data with other information.(SBQ-CF-103)
  2. Understand the accuracy and reliability of data and determine best uses.
  3. Determine procedures for transferring data files between various formats.
  4. Control and coordinate the integration of spatial data into information bases.
  5. Determine best data formats to meet customer needs.

(SBQ-CF-106)

4.4 Produce models Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Determine parameters and procedures for creating digital models of physical surfaces.
  2. Develop procedures for attaching attribute information to a digital model.
  3. Determine procedures for transferring model files between formats.(SBQ-CF-106)
4.5 Formally present information orally to client, government agencies and public forums Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Develop and implement appropriate communication and display techniques to present information in a usable manner.
  2. Organise and address special interest groups.
  3. Organise and preside over seminars and public meetings.
  4. Organise, lead and contribute to discussion groups.(SBQ-CF-106)
4.6 Prepare reports Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Compile and edit detailed technical reports on complex issues.
  2. Design and develop information brochures and reports.
  3. Compile and edit complex reports on surveying matters.(SBQ-CF-106)
4.7 Certify data Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Determine the accuracy and reliability of data to be certified.
  2. Define the responsibilities associated with data certification.
  3. Develop effective validation procedures.
  4. Develop appropriate programs to manage risk associated with certification(SBQ-CF-106)
4.8 Provide advisory services Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Edit and qualify information for discussion with likely users.
  2. Decipher confusing or conflicting information and relate it to specific issues.
  3. Interpret complex information for collation and formatting into meaningful advice.
  4. Provide strategies for adding value to existing information.
  5. Provide sound advice to clients on complex surveying and land management matters.

(SBQ-CF-106)

4.9 Prepare Plans suitable for Government Land & Mining Registries Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have:

  1. A profound knowledge of the requirements of Government Plan registration process.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Prepare plans to meet the standards of Government Land & Mining Registries.
  3. Develop a QA process to minimise requisitions.(SBQ-CF-106)

Unit 5: Business Management and Supporting Quality Assurance Programs

Surveyors will be competent to participate in applying business and management skills under the guidance of experienced professional surveyors. They will be responsible for accurately reporting outcomes of all work personally carried out to senior colleagues.

(SBQ-CF-103)

Element Descriptors
5.1 Plan, organise, direct and control tasks, people and other resources Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Set work objectives and prioritise activities with guidance.
  2. Determine work methods and procedures with guidance.
  3. Estimate times, costs and resources with guidance.
  4. Compile work schedules and allocating resources with guidance.
  5. Organise small work teams with guidance.

(SBQ-CF-103)

5.2 Adopt sound business practices, including economic planning, financial management and compliance with legal requirements Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Estimate the scope and dimensions of a project or task to facilitate the estimation of job costs with guidance.
  2. Monitoring running expenses against estimates under supervision.
  3. Identify legal requirements and explain the need to meet them.
  4. Assess markets and develop marketing plans with guidance.
  5. Develop and apply risk management programs with guidance.
  6. Prepare business plans with guidance.
  7. Improve customer service.

(SBQ-CF-103)

5.3 Manage human resources Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Apply an effective staff relations program with guidance.
  2. Comply with occupational health and safety requirements.
  3. Comply with equal opportunity, equity and anti-discrimination principles.(SBQ-CF-103)
5.4 Train and develop subordinates in the work place Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Direct training programs under supervision.(SBQ-CF-103)
5.5 Apply project management principles Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Explain the principles of project management.
  2. Apply project management techniques in work activities.
  3. Plan, control and monitor projects under supervision.(SBQ-CF-103)
5.6 Apply self management principles Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Identify and undertake appropriate continuing professional development activities.
  2. Can explain the need for effective time management.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  3. Apply sound management techniques.(SBQ-CF-103)
5.7 Apply quality assurance principles Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Implement quality assurance programs with guidance.
  2. Comply with an accepted quality assurance program.
  3. Perform internal auditing programs with guidance.
  4. Rectify non-compliance with quality standards.
  5. Suggest improvements to quality assurance processes.

(SBQ-CF-103)

5.8 Implement projects Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Prepare specifications and contracts under supervision.
  2. Assess tenders and let of contracts under supervision.
  3. Supervising contracts with guidance.
  4. Manage and programme development projects under supervision.(SBQ-CF-103)

Unit 6: Communications

Surveyor with a Cadastral Endorsement will be effective communicators who successfully communicate to colleagues, subordinators and customers on all matters relating to their surveying activities in a professional manner. They will be responsible for any personal communications that reflect on the responsibility and integrity of the business enterprise.

(SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
6.1 Communicate effectively Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, at a professional level.
  2. Use the full range of media options available to facilitate communications.
  3. Compile, interpret and present information.
  4. Interpret briefs and instructions.v
  5. Issue clear, accurate instructions and meaningful advice to colleagues and subordinates.
  6. Exchange data and information through electronic communications.

(SBQ-CF-106)

6.2 Present, promote, report on and advocate ideas on surveying and allied areas of practice Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Prepare and presents technical reports and papers to professional forums.
  2. Prepare position and discussion papers on surveying and allied topics for publication.
  3. Present papers to seminars and public meetings.(SBQ-CF-106)
6.3 Prepare and comprehend surveying documents Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Prepare and interpret professional surveying reports.
  2. Prepare specifications and standards.
  3. Prepare submissions and quotations.
  4. Prepare documents defining work procedures and processes.
  5. Prepare documents of measurement technology, data acquisition and spatial relationships.

(SBQ-CF-106)

6.4 Comprehend, report on and discuss relevant legal matters Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Operate in accordance with government acts, regulations or instructions.
  2. Discuss legal matters pertaining to land and land information with clients, colleagues and other professionals.
  3. Advise clients on legal requirements relating to land development.
  4. Advise clients on land rights, land tenure disputes, and rights of entry and occupation.
  5. Contribute to advising clients on legislation pertaining to planning, development and environment issues.
  6. Advise clients on responsibilities and liabilities pertaining to spatial information

(SBQ-CF-106)

6.5 Collaborate with colleagues and other interested parties Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Contribute to discussions with stakeholders on development projects.
  2. Represent the concerns of clients and/or special interest groups to government, regulators and other stakeholders.
  3. Negotiate solutions to common problems with other parties.
  4. Contribute to the integration of surveying activities with the activities of other professionals.
  5. Provide advice and information on surveying, geomatics and developments.

(SBQ-CF-106)

6.6 Use professional expertise to contribute to the processes that shape society Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Contribute to discussions on the sustainable development of national resources and the conservation of national heritage.
  2. Promote opportunities to utilise surveying for the benefit of society.
  3. Advocate the orderly management and administration of land resources.(SBQ-CF-106)

Unit 7: Spatial Reference Systems and Core Data Bases

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will be competent to contribute to designing, establishing and maintaining spatial reference systems; maintaining core data bases; and determining spatial relationships within land and geographic information systems. They will be accountable for the outcomes of work personally carried out or carried out under their direct supervision.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
7.1 Use geodetic reference systems Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Describe the geodetic relationships and elements of geometry of the size and shape of the earth.
  2. Illustrate the relationship between ellipsoids, geoids, gravity and vertical datums.
  3. Explain the construction properties and uses of the UTM map projection and identify its fundamental.(SBQ-CF-103)
7.2 Establish subsidiary networks Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Carry out or supervise the work required in establishing subsidiary network control datums.
  2. Supervise the placement of appropriate reference marks in suitable locations.
  3. Analyse spatial data pertaining to the subsidiary network.
  4. Evaluate and adjust created spatial data.
  5. Record network information in appropriate data files.
  6. Mathematically adjust survey networks by the method of least squares, using both manual methods and computer software packages.
  7. Analyse and critically evaluate the adjustment.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

7.3 Integrate spatial reference systems with fundamental physical and cultural data and manage core databases Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Understand the logical structure of data bases.Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Collate, update and maintain core data bases pertinent to topographic data, administrative boundaries, transport corridors, infrastructure and geographic information.
  3. Create new asset bases and integrate them with core data bases.
  4. Verify the integrity of data in data bases.

(SBQ-CF-106)

7.4 Accredit spatial data standards Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Contribute to the standards required for data created for specific purposes.
  2. Contribute to developing standard procedures for acquiring and storing spatial data.
  3. Contribute to developing procedures for testing and validating the integrity of spatial data.(SBQ-CF-106)
7.5 Maintain and manage core data bases Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Review and maintain existing data.
  2. Interpret data for potential users.(SBQ-CF-106)
7.6 Perform geodetic calculations Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Define the elements of geometry of the ellipsoid and the geoid that are relevant to geodetic surveying.
  2. Reduce measured angles and distances, manually and with appropriate software, to a form suitable for use in geodetic calculations.
  3. Perform geodetic calculations of traverses and intersections using geographic coordinates.
  4. Perform geodetic calculations of traverses and intersections using UTM grid coordinates.(SBQ-CF-103)
7.7 Transform co-ordinates Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Explain the coordinate transformation process
  2. Transform three dimensional coordinates between systems and between datums, with the aid of suitable software, to the required level of accuracy(SBQ-CF-103)
7.8 Make precise observations Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to :

  1. Identify the sources of errors in precise angle observations and the techniques used to minimise their effects
  2. Identify the effects of curvature and refraction on levelling and apply this knowledge to trigonometrical levelling
  3. Identify the equipment and methods used in precise levelling and of the sources of error and the techniques to minimise their effectsiv. Use statistics to analyse geodetic observations, values and positional results(SBQ-CF-103)

Unit 8: Land Administration and Property Development

Surveyors with a Cadastral Endorsement will be competent in all aspects of land administration and property development and will be actively involved in advising property developers or managing property development projects. They will be accountable for the outcomes of work personally undertaken and advice provided, and for work carried out under their direct supervision.

(SBQ-CF-103 & SBQ-CF-106)

Element Descriptors
8.1 Advise on land tenure and existing land tenure systems Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have:

  1. A profound knowledge and understanding of the principles of land registration and land tenure.Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Assess the impact of laws on land and land development.
  3. Counsel stakeholders on the advantages and disadvantages of various land titling systems.
  4. Contribute to the rationalisation and operation of native title programs.
  5. Contribute to the financial analysis of establishing and maintaining land administration systems.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.2 Contribute information and advice to facilitate the administration, control and development of land resources Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have:

  1. A profound knowledge of planning law and procedures.(SBQ-CF-106)Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Contribute to the environmental and management policies applicable in various jurisdictions.
  3. Coordinate multi disciplinary activities in property development.
  4. Contribute to the management of land information resources.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.3 Support/Encourage sustainable land development Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Work in a multidisciplinary group.(SBQ-CF-103)Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Apply expert local and regional knowledge to expedite development.
  3. Initiate and coordinate feasibility studies and impact assessments.
  4. Describe the inter-relationships between geology, geomorphology, water, soils, vegetation and fauna resources.
  5. Apply the techniques commonly used to describe and assess the physical land resources.
  6. Describe the processes involved in undertaking land resource surveys and land evaluation practices.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.4 Provide advice on financial implications of land development Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Identify and assess new land use options.
  2. Undertake cost/benefit analyses for land development projects.
  3. Assess the potential of land for further development.
  4. Develop opportunities to optimise land value and sustainable use.
  5. Identify the principles of valuation by using them to obtain a valuation for a range of properties including allotments in a new land development.
  6. Describe the method and principles used for determining compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.5 Provide design services to optimise land development and encourage sustainable land use Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Develop innovative land boundary patterns.
  2. Participate in the planning and designing of infrastructure for land divisions and land developments.
  3. Develop proposals for sustainable land development.
  4. Apply basic design parameters and relevant geometric principles to the preliminary design of urban and rural roads.
  5. Explain and apply process of horizontal and vertical road alignment for rural and urban road design.
  6. Apply basic design parameters to design sewerage services.
  7. Apply basic design parameters to design of storm water services.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.6 Manage properties and property development Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

i. Apply project management principles to property development.(SBQ-CF-106)

8.7 Undertake cadastral surveys Applicants will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Can explain the law and principles regarding the reinstatement of cadastral boundaries.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:
  2. Assess all relevant evidence and draw appropriate conclusions about the location of boundaries.
  3. Understand and apply relevant legislation and standards for the conduct of cadastral surveys and the preparation of plans.
  4. Ensure that plans are fit for purpose and if necessary capable of achieving the desired actions regarding the creation of land titles and the integrity of the land boundary system.

(SBQ-CF-106)

8.8 Prepare and manage planning applications Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  1. Describe the planning processes that are used in Queensland at State, regional and local government levels to control land use and development.
  2. Discuss the purpose of, and the significant elements of, the Queensland’s current planning legislation.
  3. Outline the principles of performance based design.
  4. Make conforming applications to Local Authorities.(SBQ-CF-106)