Can you still get your marine surveyors licence?
The Australian Marine Surveyors Union (AMSU) is urging the Federal Government to lift the age restriction for the new marine survey surveyor licence.
AMSU president John Williams says there are too many applicants and the time is running out for more people to get their licence.
“There are more than 30,000 people in the pipeline to get a marine surveying licence,” Mr Williams said.
“We need to get that number down and it is a huge amount of work and we can’t wait for it to be completed.”
The AMSU has been calling for the lifting of the age restrictions for marine surveyORS, which have been in place since the early 1990s.
“The last three years has seen an increase in the number of people applying for a surveyor’s licence in Queensland and Victoria,” Mr Williamson said.
“I would encourage the Federal Minister to lift this restriction and allow the number to be increased and we will see a number of more people applying. “
“It’s an important part of our job to look after our environment, and there are some very challenging and important issues to tackle.” “
Under the age limit, only people aged over 60 have the opportunity to apply. “
It’s an important part of our job to look after our environment, and there are some very challenging and important issues to tackle.”
Under the age limit, only people aged over 60 have the opportunity to apply.
“If we can reduce the number we will be able to attract more people,” Mr Davidson said.
Mr Williams agrees, and said the age of the applicants would need to be changed.
“Our position is we need to allow the age to be relaxed so that more people can apply for marine surveors licence,” he said.
However, he said the majority of people who applied for a Marine Surveyor Certificate were over the age 18.
“A lot of those people have spent a lot of time in training,” Mr Harris said.
“They’ve spent their time in the field.
They’ve gone through the training and they’ve got the experience of doing this job, but they’ve also got a lot more experience in other industries and they can bring that into the field.”
In an interview with ABC News Breakfast, Mr Harris, who is also a former marine surveyOR, said the vast majority of applicants were young people.
He said a large proportion of those who applied had a very limited skill set, and they would not be able or willing to tackle the challenges the profession would face.
Mr Harris said the changes were being welcomed by the industry.
“That will create more opportunities for people who are really good at their job,” he added.