Now in it's 14th year, the annual AIMS Salary Survey also now includes significant member feedback sections giving you an opportunity to have your say on membership and services.
You will need to login to participate and the survey typically only takes around 10 minutes to complete. All AIMS members benefit from the report in any salary negotiations and the AIMS Board will also benefit from your opinion and feedback!
This survey uses a password, you need to login to our site to retrieve this year's password and start the survey.
The survey will remain open until the end of January with the report being released in early February.
The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) held its Annual National Conference on 14-16 August, 2019 at the Sheraton - Hyde Park in Sydney.
The AIMS Annual National Conference is the key event in the mine surveying calendar. The conference brings together various stakeholders across the industry by providing professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues throughout Australia.
This year the conference was opened and addressed by Stephen Galilee CEO of the NSW Minerals Council.
Members are also reminded that they have access to an extended gallery of national conference pics, plus papers, presentations and reports from past annual conferences in the Members Library section of our site.
The Member's Library area is also being expanded to include some videos of presentations at regional seminars, for the benefit of members who may not have been able to attend. This initiative will be expanded over the next year.
Check it out and tell us what you think of this idea in the Member Feedback section of our Salary Survey!
The AIMS Kalgoorlie regional event for 2019 was held on the 25th of September 2019, returning again to the Hannans club where we had a strong turnout of over 25 attendees comprising of local and regional Mine Surveyors, as well as key industry partners and sponsors.
The WA Regulations Workshop, held on 11th October 2019 at the Northern Metropolitan TAFE, was a great forum to continue the discussions about the changes to the Regulations for the Authorised Mine Surveyors and the Certification process going forward.
AIMS has extended its support for the "A Life Without Limits" program into WA through the WAIS (Western Australian Institution of Surveyors).
As part of the ongoing commitment to represent the mine surveying program on a national level, AIMS has agreed to support the WAIS board on their path to facilitate this program into Western Australia.
AIMS has continually supported the program in the eastern states since 2013 through the NSW Surveying Taskforce and is now proud to extend that support into WA. Contributions from AIMS will help protect our profession against the skills shortages that have been forecast whilst generally raising the profile of the profession.
The 2019 AIMS Mine Surveyor of the Year award has been given to Renny Leo, Senior Mine Surveyor from Northern Star Resources, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Thank you to the nominations and assessors for this year’s 2019 AIMS Awards. It was unfortunate that we did not receive any nominations for the AIMS Young Mine Surveyor of the Year award. We are hoping that will change for next year.
The last 12-18 months has seen us overhaul the nomination and selection process for these awards and I think now we have a more robust and fairer selection process to work with.
The AIMS Board wishes all members a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year for 2020.
We have a lot of events and improvements planned over 2020 and are looking forward to another great year - supporting our industry, advocating for change where we see a need, promoting our profession right across Australia, initiating regional networking events and looking after our members' professional interests.
Have a happy and safe holiday period and we look forward to another busy year - our 40th year as an association - in 2020 !
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