Overseas Qualifications

Applicants who have obtained a surveying qualification overseas need to have their qualification assessed to determine if it is of a standard at least equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying in Australia or New Zealand. This assessment is independent of, and additional to, any assessment that may have been necessary to meet Australian visa requirements.

Applicants should lodge an Application for Assessment of Overseas Qualifications – Form 22A , provide a full copy of their academic transcript, and current copy of their resume.  An application fee is payable for the assessment which is outsourced by the Board.

Before lodging an Application for Assessment of Overseas Qualifications, applicants should give consideration to what prospective level of registration they may intend to seek in Queensland.  A three-year degree is required to seek registration as a surveyor or surveyor with an engineering or mining endorsement.  A four-year degree is required to seek a cadastral endorsement.  When lodging your application applicants should advise if they wish to have their overseas qualification assessed against either a three or four degree.

An applicant will be provided with a report from the assessor. If shortcomings are assessed, the assessor may advise what further study is required to have the overseas qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying in Australia or New Zealand.

Once the overseas degree has been assessed as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying in Australia or New Zealand applicants should:

  • lodge an Application for Surveying Graduate – Form 02A;
  • submit two character references that have been completed within the past twelve months by people who have known you for at least two (2) years; and
  • pay the prescribed registration fee.

Once registered as a Surveying Graduate, applicants may seek registration as a Surveyor.  Please refer to Steps to Surveyor Registration further information about seeking registration.