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BOSSI Report June 2016

bossi report june 2016aThe June 2016 BOSSI Report includes information on registration renewals, CPD compliance, candidate enrolments and presentation of Certificates of Competency.

Registration Renewals

Registration Renewals for the year 2016/17 will commence as of 1 July 2016 for Registered Land and Mining Surveyors.  Invitations to renew will be posted to all registered surveyors at the beginning of July.

Invitations will be posted using the postal address recorded in the BOSSI Database.  If your address has changed you should notify BOSSI by completing the ‘Surveyor notification form for service of notices’ which is available from the BOSSI website, www.bossi.nsw.gov.au, in the Forms section under the Publications Tab.  Change of address should be notified to BOSSI by 23 June to ensure invitation to renewal is sent to the correct address.

The online payment facility on the BOSSI website will be opened for registration renewals on 1 July 2016.  This option provides a reduction of fees.  Alternatively, payment of Fees by post via cheque or money order can be made.  No payments will be accepted before 1 July.

Registered surveyors are required to have their registration renewal payments made before or on 31 August 2016, otherwise BOSSI must remove the surveyor from the register as per clause 10A of the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002.  BOSSI cannot provide any exceptions to this date.

If you are not planning to renewal your registration for 2016/17 for any reason, it is appreciated if you could notify BOSSI in writing of your intentions before 31 August 2016.

Surveyors who ask to be removed from the register and have been registered for 25 years or greater will be offered Meritorious Status in recognition of their long service and contribution to the surveying profession in NSW.

CPD Compliance

At the time of registration renewal each surveyor will be asked to certify that they have complied with the Board’s CPD requirements for renewal of registration and have gained the required CPD points for the year 2015/2016.  Surveyors are able to provide this certification via the online payment facility or completing the form attached to the invitation to renewal.

Minimum CPD Points required to be gained for the 2015/2016 CPD year are:

Registered Land Surveyor

3 NSW Cadastral CPD Points

12 Survey Practice CPD Points

Registered Mining Surveyor

3 NSW Mining Surveying CPD Points

12 Survey Practice CPD Points

Registered Land & Mining Surveyors

3 NSW Cadastral CPD Points

3 Mining Surveying CPD Points

9 Survey Practice CPD Points

If surveyors know they are short of CPD points for the 2015/2016 CPD Year, it is recommended that they make an application in writing to BOSSI for an extension before June 30.  If approved BOSSI will require the surveyor to make up the shortfall in 2016/2017 and will be placed on the CPD Audit in 2017.

Surveyors who are to be audited in 2016 for CPD will be notified by letter after 31 August 2016.  To comply with the audit, the surveyor will either be required to submit a certificate from one of the Ratified CPD Organisations certifying that they have met the Board’s CPD requirements for 2015/2016 or submit evidence such as attendance certificates or sign on sheets for each individual event attended to prove you have gained the required CPD points for the 2015/2016 CPD Year.  Ratified CPD Organisations include the Institution of Surveyors NSW, the Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW, the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors, and the University of Newcastle.

Candidate Enrolments

Candidates will be required to make payment of their annual enrolment fee for 2016/2017 from 1 July 2016 onwards.  This may be done via the online payment facility available on the BOSSI website or by post via cheque or money order.  Candidates are also reminded that they must provide notice of the practical experience they have undertaken every 12 months or when they change supervising surveyors.  Notice of practical experience should be submitted on the ‘Candidate surveyors notice of practical experience obtained form’ available from the BOSSI website in the Forms section under the Publications Tab.

Presentation of Certificates of Competency

Certificates of Competency were presented to successful candidate surveyors at a presentation held at the Rolleston Room at LPI Sydney on 22 April 2016.  Successful candidates presented with their certificates on the day included:

·         David Armstrong (Land)

·         Patrick Clarkstone (Land)

·         Matthew Cooper (Land)

·         James Hord (Mining)

·         Ryan Jeffrey (Land)

·         Sarah Kimm (Mining)

·         Aaron Millard (Land)

·         Ted Niland (Land)

·         James Sherritt (Mining)

·         Vittorio Sussanna (Land)

·         Nathan Vaughan (Mining)

·         Dean Watkins (Land)

The following candidates have also received certificates of competency but were unable to attend the presentation on the day:

·         Michael Marion (Land)

·         Troy Gore (Land)

·         Jason Pollock (Land)

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Back Row: Chris Moy (AIMS Director), Matthew Cooper, Ryan Jeffrey, Des Mooney (Surveyor General), James Hord, David Armstrong, James Sherrit, Sarah Kimm, Dean Watkins, Nathan Vaughan, Michael Green (ISNSW President), Craig Turner (ACS Chairman)

Front Row: Vittorio Sussanna, Ted Niland, Aaron Millard, Patrick Clarkstone

BOSSI Contact Details

The BOSSI Office can be contacted as below:

P: PO Box 143 BATHURST NSW 2795

T: (02) 6332 8238

F: (02) 6332 8240

E: bossi@lpi.nsw.gov.au

Michael Spiteri

Registrar