The Institution of Surveyors Victoria.
The Institution of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) is the peak professional association for land surveyors in Victoria. The ISV has existed since 1874.
The Institution of Surveyors Victoria services the professional needs of surveyors by conducting seminars and workshops, and circulating technical and other information through its various publications and journals. ISV provides input into the educational standards for surveyors, and into the legislation affecting the activities of surveyors. It also provides government and the community with the collective professional opinion of the surveying profession.
Code of Ethics
Every Corporate Member and Student Member shall be governed by the Constitution of The Institution of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) and shall abide by the Code of Ethics and shall refrain from doing any act tending to bring discredit upon ISV or the profession of surveying.
- A member's responsibility for the welfare and rights of the community shall come before their responsibility to the profession of surveying, to sectional or private interests or to other surveyors.
- A member shall uphold the standards, the honour and the dignity of the profession and shall conform to ISV' decisions on questions of ethics and conduct.
- A member shall accept full responsibility for professional advice and work performed and shall discharge their duties with integrity to their clients and employers and shall be scrupulous in the use of their employer's property and services.
- A member shall not undertake professional responsibilities beyond their competence or authority nor allow their subordinates to do so.
- A member shall endeavour to advance the science and practice of surveying and the objects of ISV and shall continue their professional development throughout their career and encourage the development of their subordinates.
- A member shall not reveal facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity, which are personally identifiable, without the prior consent of the client or employer except as required by law.
- A member when acting as a consultant or holding public office shall perform their duties impartially without fear or favour.
- A member shall inform their client or employers of any interest which may adversely affect their judgement or the quality of their services and shall not accept any form of compensation for a particular service from more than one source without disclosing the circumstances and receiving approval from all interested parties.
- A member shall build their reputation on merit and shall refrain from any form of unfair competition including:
- Using a professional designation to which they have no entitlement;
- Offering inducements to secure work or advancement;
- Seeking to supplant another surveyor who has been appointed;
- Neglecting to comply with provisions of rules or regulations governing the practice of surveying;
- Accepting a fee which would preclude them from providing adequate and appropriate professional service;
- Advertising in a fraudulent or misleading manner or in any other way not in the public interest.