Surveyors involved in land development are usually registered surveyors as legislated by the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002. BOSSI is responsible for the registration process.
Registered surveyors are often referred to as cadastral surveyors because of their involvement in maintaining the cadastre by the locating and marking of property boundaries.
Registration requires a demonstration of competence in engineering, planning and all laws relating to the subdivision of land.
Registration is renewed annually and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training requirements must be met in order to keep up to date with technological development and legislative changes.
The NSW survey system is governed by the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 No 83, and the functions of the system are set out in the Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2012.