The implementation of a competency based assessment system for applicants for a restrictive licence for cadastral surveying

Campbell, Glenn and Liddle, Jim (2010) The implementation of a competency based assessment system for applicants for a restrictive licence for cadastral surveying. In: 24th International Federation of Surveyors International Congress (FIG 2010): Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity, 11-16 Apr 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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The Surveyors Board of Queensland has the responsibility for assessing the standards and regulating cadastral surveyors within the state. Recent legislative changes have required the Board to implement a competency based assessment scheme. This paper summarises the legislative framework and the theory of competency based assessment. It goes on to describe the development of competency standards for surveyors and the implementation of an assessment scheme. The move to a competency based assessment system was a substantial task undertaken by the Board and the paper discusses some useful lessons that may be learnt
by other jurisdictions considering a similar move.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 04:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 06:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: competency assessment; professional standards; restrictive licence
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940502 Professions and Professionalisation

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