SSSI NSW News - May 2019

April 30, 2019


May 2019

In this issue:


  1. Events News
  2. New Members Welcome
  3. SEASC2019
  4. News from Stakeholders and Further Afield

eventS NEWS

LOCATE19 It's a WRAP! 

Thanks to all members and supporters who attended Locate19 and congratulations to all NSW and ACT Finalists on your efforts in reaching the final stage for the APSEAs.  You are all worthy winners from a NSW and ACT perspective! Please keep an eye out for more details of the APSEAs - there will be a special NSW ACT launch on July 25th - and note that business awards nominations are open now via:

NSW ACT Conference 2019 - Abstracts OPen!

NSW ACT is pleased to announce that abstracts for the NSW ACT Conference 2019, which will be on September 25th (welcome/satellite) and sessions 26th and 27th in Goulburn, under the theme 'Blurring Our Digital Boundaries' are now open.

Abstracts must provide an overview of the project, research or topic to be presented, with a maximum of 300 words and be submitted in Microsoft Word on the Abstract Submission Form only.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Organising Committee whereby the submission deadline is July 5th and the outcome of your submission will be advised as soon as possible.

Please use the following link:

Abstract Submission Form NSW ACT Conference Abstract Submission Form.docx

Please note:  Accepted presenters will receive discounted registration to the conference (any accommodation or travel expenses and attendance at any Satellite events, the Welcome Reception and/or the APSEA Regional Gala Dinner will be at the presenters' own expense).

Presentations should reflect or share recent experiences and are not to be sales focused.


1.     Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words.

2.     Abstracts MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word using the following link:

               NSW ACT Conference Abstract Submission Form.docx

3.     Abstracts to be emailed to:  by no later than Friday 5 July 2019

Details associated with the Conference can be found via the following link: Blurring Our Digital Boundaries

Inaugural Engineering Surveyors Colloquium on the new standard

On Friday, May 17th,  SSSI in conjunction with our partner, Engineers Australia hosted the first definitive full day Conference on AS5488 at Harricks Auditorium, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood from 8.30am for registration.

For details of the programme which included 6.25 BOSSI CPD points click here: AS5488-Programme-170519.pdf

Thank you to all attendees and speakers who made the event such a success!  A full report, including how you can access presentations, will be available in the next GEO Message.  Advance Notice that the next ESSG event is planned for November 2019! 

Cartography and all that jazz!

This is a very special opportunity on June 14th for two tours of iconic buildings being Customs House to view Cartograhica:Sydney on the Map; and the Royal Automobile Club of Australia where we will network over jazz (& other music) whilst enjoying light Italian buffet with a fine beverage or two!

Details and bookings via: 


A very warm welcome to SSSI to the following new members:

  • Benjamin Holliday
  • Philip Whitten
  • Tatenda Chipandambira
  • Robert Fahy


The not to be missed Darwin Congress for 2019!  Early bird closes May 31st!

Why wait til then? SEASC2019 - Book Me Earlybird!

Employment Opportunities

Calling all qualified technical and graduate/registered surveyors and spatial information professionals!

The Construction boom in NSW has seen a large increase in demand for training. TAFE NSW is seeking to increase its number of qualified part-time casual teaching staff to meet this demand across the following Campuses; Newcastle Campus, Ultimo Campus, Wollongong Campus and Riverina Campus.

A number of opportunities exist for part-time/casual teachers who have;

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), or capacity to enrol to complete this qualification with the support of TAFE NSW ;
  • For those interested in being part of a support group to complete the above qualification please use the following link and note to click 'Open in New Window': TAE40116 SSSI Support EOI 
  • Hold a qualification in either Certificate III in Surevying and Spatial Information Services (or) Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services (or)  Certificate Iv in Surveying (or) Diploma of Spatail Information Services (or)  Diploma of Surveying; and
  • Have a minimum of 5 years current relevant industrial experience after completion of Certificate III qualification/s.

Be part of a dynamic training environment at one of TAFE NSW's campuses in either Newcastle, Ultimo, Wollongong or the Riverina.

Email your resume and qualifications to: Shane Judd, Industry Relationship Lead: today!

Congratulations - SSSI University Prize

SSSI extends our congratulations to Omar Hassan - the 2019 Prize winner - from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW .  Omar gave the best performance in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry courses in the Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems program.  Well done Omar!  It was a privilege to share the occasion with so many amazing students and members including MC Craig Roberts, Bill Kearsley, David Bruce and Dr. Bruce Harvey plus stakeholders and supporters from across the geospatial spectrum.  

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