Accredited Grain Surveyor Assurance Scheme
The Accreditation of marine surveyors who undertake the inspection of empty bulk vessels for the purpose of loading consumable plant products (such as grain) will be managed by the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS) as the peak industry body for Marine Surveyors in our region.
The AIMS and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding and the AIMS will accredit marine surveyors through the verification of information and evidence provided by the surveyor in the application for accreditation.
The opening date for application for accreditation is yet to be confirmed but is expected to be November or December 2021. All marine surveyors intending to perform inspections of empty bulk vessels for the purpose of loading consumable plant products will need to reapply, even those who are accredited under the current legislation.
There is no requirement for surveyors to be members of AIMS to apply for accreditation.
Mandatory evidence of qualifications and experience will be required to be submitted as part of the application, and the below factsheet provides information of the new qualification requirements and what this will mean for current and new accredited marine surveyors.
Click to view Fact sheet - AGSA marine surveyor accreditation