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BOSSI Report April 2015

BOSSI Report for April 2015 including info on Assessments, Kurri Kurri Workshop and change to Bossi CPD Policy.

 

Assessments

BOSSI held land and mining surveying assessments in February and March.  On 4th February, 4 mining candidate surveyors attempted 7 mining project assessments resulting in 4 passes and 3 conditional passes.  On 25th February, 2 mining candidate surveyors attempted their mining legislation exam, with all passing.  Subsequently on 10th March, three mining candidate surveyors undertook their mining orals with 2 candidates being successful and now eligible to receive their certificate of competency.

Land surveying assessments were held on the 9th & 10th March with 25 land candidate surveyors undertaking 29 assessments, which included 6 rural cadastral assessments, 8 urban cadastral assessments, 10 strata and community title assessments, 2 town planning assessments, and 3 engineering assessments.

Results from the two days included:

  • 4 passes and 2 conditionals for the Rural Cadastral assessments.
  • 5 passes, 1 conditional and 2 not yet competent assessments for the Urban Cadastral assessments.
  • 6 passes, 1 conditional and 3 not yet competent assessments for the Strata and Community Title assessments.
  • 2 passes for the Town Planning assessments.
  • 2 passes and 1 not yet competent assessment for the Engineering assessment.

Due to candidates requiring to complete conditionals and ACS Workshops still being run at the time of writing, the number of candidates eligible to receive their certificates of competency cannot be confirmed at this stage.  Further details will be provided in next BOSSI report.

Kurri Kurri Workshop

BOSSI Workshop for Candidate Surveyors and Supervisors will once again be held at Kurri Kurri TAFE on 22nd and 23rd May 2015.  The workshop will include presentations on ePlan, Spatial Information, and requirements for each assessment, as well as a session for candidates and supervisors to chat with assessors about specific projects and assessments.  Candidate surveyors are encouraged to bring their projects to discuss with assessors.   Application forms will be sent to candidates from early April.  If you do not receive an application form please contact the BOSSI Office.

Change to BOSSI CPD Policy

At the recent BOSSI meeting held on 26th February, the Board has approved the allocation of CPD points for surveyors making presentations to pre-tertiary school students on surveying.  Surveyors will be able to claim 1 survey practice point per hour for a maximum of 2 points per presentation for a maximum of 4 points in any CPD period.  As per other CPD activities, presentations will need to be assessed by a ratified organisation before points will be allocated to surveyors.

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