The Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board

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Controlling Documents​

​​​Candidates must ensure they are fully familiar with the content of the following in relation to accreditation:

Surveyors Act 2002

Surveyors Regulations 2014

​​​​​Division 3 deals with Qualifications and Training, including the pre-examination requirements whilst Division 4 deals with the rural, urban and oral examinations. The TLSAB delivered a candidate workshop on 20 November 2020​ that outlines the accreditation processes developed by the Board and its expectations in relation to those processes.

The Professional training agreement is a legal contract between a candidate and their supervising surveyor and must be treated as such.  It specifies the obligations of the candidate and the supervisor in relation to the candidate's structured training program of education and professional development. ​

​The Board considers strict compliance by candidates with the documented accreditation process as essential. This Directive clarifies the expectations of the Board in relation to information in the guidelines and manuals.

Guidelines and manuals

​​The Board provides the following documents to inform candidates, supervisors, mentors and examiners in relation to the accreditation process.

  • Guidelines for Mentors                                                 Published: June 2010

​The purpose of the mentoring process is to expose the candidate to another surveyor’s perspective on their surveys and the focus should be on survey methodology, particularly reinstatement decisions, as much as outcomes. It also provides the candidate with oppurtunities to prepare submissions ​in a manner that complies with the Board requirements for their final urban and rural exams.  A mentors role is to assess a pre-exam survey, not mark it, with an aim of discussing matters pertaining to cadastral surveying generally and provide independent feedback and assistance to the candidate as they develop their knowledge and skills.
​​​Board policy and procedures specifically applying to candidates seeking reac​creditation under section 7 of the Surveyors Regulations 2014 are outlined in the following manual. 

  • Reaccreditation Manual                                                Published: ​​​August 2018​

Assesment of Overseas Qualifications

​Persons with overseas qualifications wishing to make application for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board as a candidate under a Professional Training Agreement will need to make application for assessment of their overseas qualifications to determine they are equivalent to the required Australian survey related degree of at least four years duration. This assessment must be undertaken by the Bureau for Assessment of Overseas Qualifications prior to the Board considering an application for candidate registration. Please read the Advice for Applicants Applying for Recognition of Overseas Qualifications carefully for submission requirements.

Fo​​​​rms and Fees

​​The fee schedule is updated annually in July​.

The following forms must be completed upon initial application to ​be a registered candidate, to submit details of professional experience and upon completion of the period of professional training.
​​​Form 1 certificates must be submitted within 28 days of the end of the reporting period. If this requirement is not met then a request for an exemption must accompany the form, noting it is optional for the Board to accept a form lodged under this circumstance.

It is preferred, but not mandatory, that a pre-examination survey assessment form is provided to the Board, particularly if any deficiencies have been discussed with the candidate. These reports provide an insight into a candidate’s progress and may be used to refine the professional practice oral exam to target specific areas of practice or knowledge. A copy of this report will be provided to the candidate.