Candidates must ensure they are fully familiar with the content of the following in relation to accreditation:
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.
This Directive clarified the expectations of the Board in relation to compliance by candidates with the documented accreditation process and information in the guidelines and manuals at that time. Any documents issued or published in April 2023 or later supersede related requirements listed in this document.
Guidelines and manuals
The Board provides the following documents to inform candidates, supervisors, mentors and examiners in relation to the accreditation process.
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 reaccreditation under section 7 of the Surveyors Regulations 2014 are outlined in the following manual.
CRSBANZ National Competency Standard for Registered Licensed Cadastral Land Surveyors
The Council of Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand (CRSBANZ) is the body coordinating reciprocal arrangements for Registered or Licensed Cadastral Land Surveyors (LCS) between jurisdictions within Australia and New Zealand. One objective of the CRSBANZ is to ensure sufficient and common standards for cadastral surveying practice and registration to enable mutual recognition between the jurisdictions under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 and Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (1997).
The National Competency Standard (NCS) describes the competency that is the skills, attitudes and attributes based on knowledge (gained through education) and experience (gained through post graduate training) that together is considered sufficient to practice as a LCS which allows them to undertake cadastral surveys, pursuant to relevant legislation of jurisdictions affiliated with the CRSBANZ.
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.
Forms and Fees
The fee schedule is normally updated annually in July, however at the IST AGM on 17 November 2023 an increase in candidate fees and the introduction of an annual candidate program fee from 1 January 2024 was proposed and supported to ensure funding is adequate to cover the cost of the accreditation services provided.
The following form must be completed upon initial application to be a registered candidate.
Form 1 used to submit details of professional experience during the period of the Professional Training Agreement.
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.
Form 2 used to certify the completion of Professional Training as setout in the Professional Training Agreement.
A pre-examination survey assessment form must be forwarded to the Board. 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.