The assessment of overseas qualifications against the requirements for registration as a surveyor

Simmons, S. (2014) The assessment of overseas qualifications against the requirements for registration as a surveyor. In: QCON 14: Repositioning for a Sustainable Future, 7-10 Oct 2014, Cairns, Australia.

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Abstract

The shortage of qualified personnel with surveying qualifications suitable for registration as a surveyor in regional or remote locations has forced many survey organisations to seek qualified personnel from countries outside of Australia. An assessment of the equivalence of an overseas qualification to academic programs available in Australia or New Zealand is fundamental to the process of applying for and being granted a temporary skilled work visa through the 457 visa which allows employers to temporarily sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia, for a period of time. Successful applicants obtaining a 457 visa can apply for permanent residency in Australia with a view to permanently settling in Australia and becoming an Australian citizen, which may lead to application for registration as a surveyor. It is advantageous for employers to be aware of the overseas qualifications that may lead to successful application as a registered surveyor to assist in sustaining registration levels in Australia.

This paper summarises the process of assessment of overseas qualifications against the requirements for registration as a surveyor in Australia and examines case studies from particular overseas jurisdictions.


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Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 23:55
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment overseas qualifications, migration skills assessment
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27217

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