ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (ASSOC. AIMS)

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  • A person elected at the discretion of the Executive who has between 2 years and 5 years full time experience as a marine surveyor and is otherwise qualified as a member, or
  • A person elected at the discretion of the Executive who holds the prescribed formal qualifications and length of experience for election to membership but who is only part time employed and marine survey work occupies a minimum of 50% of work, or
  • A person elected by the Executive with qualifications acceptable to the Council who has at least five (5) years full time experience as a marine surveyor and who is currently so employed, or
  • A person elected by the Executive with other qualifications acceptable to the Executive whose regular work covers one aspect of marine surveying but not the general broad spectrum of marine surveying which otherwise is considered to be essential
  • A person elected by the Executive with other qualifications acceptable to the Executive whose regular work covers one aspect of marine surveying but not the general broad spectrum of marine surveying which otherwise is considered to be essential

An applicant must hold:

  1. a qualification as Foreign-going Master (Master Class 1), First Class Engineer or other qualification which is considered by the Council to be equivalent, and
  2. have a least five (5) years full time experience as a marine surveyor and is engaged in marine surveying as a full time profession Or
  3. hold a qualification which is acceptable to the Executive and have at least ten (10) years full time experience as a marine surveyor and is engaged in marine surveying as a full time profession in one or more of the following categories;
  • Cargo/Hull/Machinery Surveys, usually on behalf of Ship owners, or Operators,
  • P & I Clubs, Classification Societies and Hull and Machinery Underwriters carried out on a continuing basis, including general average, on/off hire surveys and condition surveys of ocean going vessels.
  • Surveys for the Marine Sections of Insurance Companies covering cargo (whether by sea, land, or air provided that it is covered under a marine Policy), Hull and Marine Machinery, and
  • Surveys of Small Craft, whether government, commercial or privately owned, for condition, valuation, damage or as required by interested parties
 * An applicant for full or associate membership must be a practising marine surveyor and be engaged in work in any of the   following categories:
  • Cargo/Hull/Machinery Surveys, usually on behalf of Ship owners, or Operators,
  • P & I Clubs, Classification Societies and Hull and Machinery Underwriters carried out on a continuing basis, including general average, on/off hire surveys and condition surveys of ocean going vessels
  • Surveys for the Marine Sections of Insurance Companies covering cargo (whether by sea, land, or air provided that it is covered under a marine Policy), Hull and Marine Machinery, and
  • Surveys of Small Craft, whether government, commercial or privately owned, for condition, valuation, damage or as required by interested parties
  • AIMS also considers student membership applications from persons who are;
. Undertaking an apprenticeship with a marine survey organisation or maritime authority
. Undertaking formal study as a Marine Surveyor with the AIMS Registered Training Organisation
. Undertaking a graduate or post graduate maritime degree at an Australian higher education institution



To become a member, submit your application online


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