Changes to qualification requirements for grain accredited marine surveyors from 1st July 2022

17 Dec 2021 11:49 AM | Stacey Taylor - General Manager (Administrator)

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE), in collaboration with the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS), is updating the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Rules 2021 (Plant Rules) to improve export bulk vessel survey and inspection practices. 

The updates will provide greater assurance that bulk vessels comply with agricultural export legislation.  Under the changes to the Plant Rules, the qualifications, experience and evidence required to become an Accredited Grain Surveyor under the AGSA scheme will change from 1 July 2022.

The below factsheet provides details on the changes to qualifications and experience for Accredited Grain Surveyors upon initial application and for ongoing maintenance.

Applications for accreditation will open via the AIMS website from the 1st May 2022 and all existing accredited grain marine surveyors will need to apply under the new scheme.  For any queries please contact AIMS at

Fact sheet - AGSA marine surveyor accreditation

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