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Giving something back

28 March 2013  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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In his latest newsletter the Registrar of the SACQSP asks the QS fraternity to give something back to the profession.

 

The profession is not controlled solely by the Minister’s duly appointed Council of 17 persons, but by specialist committees made up from Council members and a number of volunteers from the profession who are willing to give-back to the profession in order to uphold the mission and core values of the SACQSP that is:
 
"To ensure that the Council fulfils its mandate in developing and maintaining standards, in the achievement of excellence and integrity in the enhancement of the status of the Quantity Surveying profession, and the protection of the public within an evolving environment”
 
These specialist committees are the lifeblood of the Council that ensure the Council is provided with the collective expertise of persons passionate about their profession. The following committees have vacancies going forward in 2013;
  • Registration - Responsible for the setting of policies and guidelines for new entrants into the profession and evaluating interim and finial submissions *
  • APC Panels - Responsible for the evaluation of Candidates and oral interviews
  • Educational Standards - Responsible for the evaluation of educational programmes as provided by the national tertiary institutions.*
  • Investigative and disciplinary - Responsible for reviewing complaints received from the public and the profession
  • Fees – Responsible for the reviewing the industry and profession fee structures and the interaction with Government and parastatal partners.
  • Publicity – Responsible for the promotion of the competencies of the profession to both the public and the state.
  • Professional Skills Modules – Responsible for guiding Candidates through their technical self-study, marking of assignments and exams. *
  • Continuing Professional Development – Responsible for the review and provision of CPD for the profession.
  • Human Resources – Responsible for the HR issues of staff of the administrative offices of the Council
    The work for the Council, both Council and Committee members are normally done on a pro-bono basis, but volunteers will be reimbursed/funded for traveling and any accommodation necessary. Items marked with * may require the volunteers to undertake a number of time consuming individual assessments and you will be remunerated per assessment at a rate published annually.

     

    If you have a passion for the profession and a specific skill or area that you wish to be involved in, please contact the Registrar with a brief CV with your interests that can be considered. Training will be provided in areas of specific need, i.e. registration, APC interviews and assignment/exam marking.

    Why not give something back?