13 October 2021

The Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria (SRBV) has initiated a once-in-a-generation review of how licensed surveyors are registered in Victoria. The Board has engaged an independent consultant to review its policies and processes for licensing surveyors in Victoria for this review.

The consultant received a strong response to the first-stage issues paper. There were 172 responses to the survey and 19 written responses sent directly to the consultant for consideration. Approximately 140 individuals provided contact details for future engagement to assist in the development of reform options as part of stages two and three.

Responses came from licensed surveyors, PTA candidates, employers, peak industry bodies, other jurisdiction Boards and like professional organisations. Submissions will shape reform options to strengthen the pipeline and diversity of cadastral surveyors in Victoria.

The review will help improve existing processes, without compromising competency, and ensure Victoria has a sustainable surveying workforce to support property and infrastructure development throughout the State.

A final recommendations report, with key findings, will be provided to the SRBV. The project is expected to be completed by December 2021.

About the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria 

SRBV is governed by the Surveying Act 2004. They are responsible for regulating licensed surveyors in Victoria to protect and maintain the integrity of Victoria’s cadastre and property market.

The Act requires SRBV to set and assess competency standards for licensed surveyors. SRBV also maintains a Register of Licensed Surveyors, investigates complaints about professional conduct of licensed surveyors and fosters further professional education or training of licensed surveyors.

Contact SRBV for more information about this review: info@surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au

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