Welcome to the latest AIMS Newsletter. The following information may be of interest to members. We also welcome our sponsors for 2018-2019 - learn more about our sponsors by clicking on their logos/banners.
AIMS Holds 2019 Strategic Planning Sessions
The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors held its biennial strategic planning sessions on 16th and 17th of March 2019.
AIMS committee members participated in a two day workshop in Brisbane. The session is conducted every 2 years to review AIMS’s vision, mission, short and long terms objectives, strategic direction and to develop an action plan that addresses goals and specifies objectives.
Along with the key objectives the following issues were discussed, resulting in the formulation of a document that will drive the plan...
AIMS Committee Members at the 2019 Strategic Planning Sessions (Standing l to r): Jo Jensen, James Sherritt, Ken Cross, Dan Ward, Alan Mellor, Shane Watson, Quentin Albertyn (Front row l to r): Chris Nixon, David Ericson, Chris Moy, Mario Fantin, Julia Reynolds, Mick Harris, Tinos Mutyiri
2019 Memberships - Have You Been Terminated?
All 2019 unfinancial members have been officially terminated as AIMS members on 1st March 2019.
However, the good news is that the user accounts for these terminated members will still be retained in our system for a short time, allowing them to use the same username and password to login and re-join. It will not, however, allow them to view the members-only restricted content, and of course they will no longer receive discounts to events or other member benefits.
We regularly clean out the records of all ex-members from our online database system. Once an ex-member's details have been removed, the simple one-click re-joining process will no longer be possible.
An ex-member wishing to re-join will be required to submit a new application with all the appropriate documentation, just as a brand new member.
So remember - it is always easier to renew than to re-join later!
So if you, or one of your workmates somehow missed the 2019 renewal deadline, please login to our site urgently and renew now before your details are wiped!
The 2018 AIMS Salary Survey was the 13th annual salary survey undertaken by AIMS. The report has again been independently compiled and is available to download in various formats and filters for added convenience.
How does your salary and conditions compare?
Some highlights of the participants of this latest survey:
PARTICIPATION - 84 Members participated
AGE - 26% of respondents are under 30 years old, 13% are over 50 years old
LOCATION - 48% are from NSW, 23% are from QLD, 20% are from WA
EXPERIENCE - 44% have less than 10 years experience, 12% have more than 25 years experience
QUALIFICATIONS - 68% hold a Bachelor Degree/Masters Degree
EMPLOYMENT - 77% have additional significant roles, 91% are working permanent full-time, 31% work in excess of 50 hours per week
REMUNERATION - 18% have a total package in excess of $200k pa
A lot of valuable feedback from the members was also received this year.
THANK YOU to all the members who took the time to participate and have their say!
The inaugural WA AIMS Technology Day was held in Perth on 15th February 2019. Offered as a free event for AIMS members, SSSI members and students there were over 80 registrants and it was a big success.
Starting the day with a DMIRS Authorisation candidate session, AIMS Vice-President Shane Watson gave an informative presentation to the aspiring graduates and students.
Feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive, as they appreciated the opportunity to gain significant clarity on the requirements in terms of their portfolio, standards, and knowledge of legislation.
SMIC NEWS - MARCH 2019 - SMIC News Issue 55 including info on the 164th General Meeting, Industry reports, Surveying Education reports, Surveying and SIS Traineeships and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.
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