FIG Peer Review Journal


The Implementation of a Competency Based Assessment System for Applicants for a Restrictive Licence for Cadastral Surveying (4469)

Glenn Campbell and Jim Liddle (Australia)
Mr. Glenn Campbell
Surveying and Land Information Discipline
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
University of Southern Queensland
West St
Corresponding author Mr. Glenn Campbell (email: campbelg[at], tel.: + 61 7 4631 2909)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


The Surveyors Board of Queensland has the responsibility for assessing the standards and regulating cadastral surveyors within the state. Recent legislative changes have required the Board to implement a competency based assessment scheme. This paper summarises the legislative framework and the theory of competency based assessment. It goes on to describe the development of competency standards for surveyors and the implementation of an assessment scheme. The move to a competency based assessment system was a substantial task undertaken by the Board and the paper discusses some useful lessons that may be learnt by other jurisdictions considering a similar move.
Keywords: Professional practice; Standards; Cadastre; competency assessment; restrictive licence