Nearly every industry today uses professional development programs to keep their professional workforce up to speed on the latest changes in the industry. 

From January 1st 2017 all AIMS members are required to provide evidence of their professional development activities on an annual basis. The AIMS professional development policy approved at the 2016 Council and the CPD form is available for download here. AIMS Professional Development Policy and Record.pdf

Throughout each year AIMS conducts a range of professional development programs and information sessions that deal specifically with marine surveying practices, legislation and new reforms that will impact on marine surveyors. Keep an eye out on our event calendar on the home page. 

Professional development programs, whether in a classroom situation or at conferences with expert speakers, is a great way to stay competitive in an ever-changing professional landscape.

Most courses are offered via distance learning or online however half day workshops can be scheduled throughout 2018 for further information on scheduling a workshop or a full list of available units please contact us on +61 2 6232 6555 or email

Courses for 2018

  • Conduct a Dry Bulk Cargo Survey - $750 Members $950 Non-members
  • Carry out a Draft Survey - $750 Members $950 Non-members - There are limited spots available for practical experience in this unit - for further information please email 
  • Survey Vessel Operational Systems - $550 Members $625 Non Members
  • Conduct an Audit of Safety Management Systems - $495 Members $550 Non Members 
  • Develop Marine Survey Reports - $495 Members $550 Non Members 
  • Survey Hull and Superstructure of a Commercial Vessel - $550 Members $625 Non Members

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