About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) commenced about 1980 at Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (DDIAE now University of Southern Queensland) as a self interest group of mine surveyors dedicated to the advancement and professional development of the vocational group. Membership was open to all practicing and qualified mine surveyors throughout Australia. Provision was also made for associate and student members to participate in AIMS affairs.

AIMS was run for many years from a base at DDIAE, with the Queensland Branch being the national body and a short time later, a NSW Branch was formed, mainly centred on the Hunter Valley. The bulk of membership came from the coal mining industry in NSW and Queensland, although now there is strong representation from both coal and metalliferous mines throughout Australia and Internationally.

AIMS has been continuously active since its inception and has conducted annual seminars since 1983, each of 2 to 3 days duration. As the years have passed the numbers attending the seminars has increased. The increase in numbers of membership and seminar attendance can be a direct result of the changes in legislation and the professional nature of the mine surveyor.

In early 2002, AIMS stepped on to the world stage via the internet. The site, and domain name, was developed to assist communications between the directors and AIMS members. The site, through further development, has also allowed our members to communicate and discuss ideas via the forum page. As our membership spreads the web site will become a more useful tool to communicate events, ideas, legislation changes, technological advances and employment opportunities.

In that same year (2002), the unincorporated AIMS was formally established as a company limited by guarantee and is now known as AIMS – Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Limited. Directors were appointed to manage the affairs of the company and a new constitution that embraces the ideals of the original unincorporated body was adopted.

With Mine Surveyor registration changes occurring throughout the country, AIMS again modified its constitution and membership policy, in 2006, to meet the needs of its current and future members.

AIMS Limited’s membership is comprised of Registered and Authorised Mine Surveyors from the coal and metalliferous industries, assistant surveyors, surveying students and retired surveyors.

1. GENERAL

All members of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Limited (AIMS) will be governed by the Rules of the Institute.

This code represents the standard of professional conduct to which members of the Institute must adhere. Any member whose conduct is contrary to this code shall be liable to reprimand, suspension or expulsion.

NOTE: AIMS membership is only available to individuals.
It is the responsibility of every member to report to the Secretary any apparent breach of this code for investigation.

2. DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this code, the following definitions shall apply:-

  • Institute - means AIMS - Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Limited.
  • Member - means a person accepted as a member of the Institute in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
  • Professional Conduct - means the adherence to a standard of behaviour befitting a professional mine surveyor and Institute member, at all times, while engaged in a professional capacity.
  • Professional Misconduct - means behaviour by a member of AIMS which in the opinion of the Institute falls short of or directly contravenes professional conduct.
  • Client - means an individual who or an organisation which enters into an agreement with a member, for the provision of professional services on a specific project or projects.
  • Employer - means an individual, partnership or corporation which engages a member as a salaried employee.
  • Secretary - means the person appointed from time to time as secretary of the Institute under the Australian Securities Commission regulations.

3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS

Members shall:

  • Uphold the standards and dignity of the profession and the Institute.
  • Conform to the Institute’s decisions on matters concerning ethics.
  • provide professional services of the highest and most accurate standard.
  • maintain a high standard of integrity.
  • compete fairly with other members, by promoting the principle of selection of mine surveyors by clients upon the basis of merit, and not on the basis of fees alone.
  • conduct themselves in a manner which is not derogatory to their professional character nor likely to lessen the confidence of the public in the Institute or the profession nor bring either into disrepute.
  • promote the advancement of the mine surveying profession.
  • inform their clients or employers if an assignment requires qualifications and/or experience outside their field of competence.
  • not falsify or misrepresent their qualifications, experience and prior responsibility.
  • neither maliciously nor carelessly do anything to injure, directly or indirectly, the reputation, prospects or business of other members.
  • not advertise and/or promote their business in an indiscreet manner, or in a manner which is in conflict with any of the foregoing responsibilities.
  • where holding themselves out to the public as practicing mine surveyors, have and maintain appropriate professional liability insurance.
  • undertake a prescribed minimum level of Continuing Professional Development activities, and certify their compliance to the Institute when required by the Institute.

May 2003

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Welcome!

The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) provides professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues around Australia.

AIMS actively supports qualified mine surveyors in maintaining their competency by conducting regular Continuing Professional Development events, including an annual major Conference. AIMS also plays a significant role in mentoring the next generation of mine surveyors.

AIMS membership is comprised of Registered and Authorised Mine Surveyors from the coal and metalliferous industries, assistant surveyors, surveying students and retired surveyors.

Membership is open to qualified mine surveyors, assistants and students from throughout Australia and overseas.

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