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, Affiliate and Student shall be governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Institution and shall abide by the Code of Ethics and shall refrain from doing any act tending to bring discredit upon The Institution or the profession of surveying.
- A member's responsibility for the welfare and rights of the community shall come before his 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 The Institution's decisions on questions of ethics and conduct.
- A member shall accept full responsibility for professional advice and work performed and shall discharge his duties with integrity to his clients and employers and shall be scrupulous in the use of his employer's property and services.
- A member shall not undertake professional responsibilities beyond his competence or authority nor allow his subordinates to do so.
- A member shall endeavour to advance the science and practice of surveying and the objects of The Institution and shall continue his professional development throughout his career and encourage the development of his 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 his duties impartially without fear or favour.
- A member shall inform his client or employers of any interest which may adversely affect his judgement or the quality of his 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 his reputation on merit and shall refrain from any form of unfair competition including:
- Using a professional designation to which he has 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 him from providing adequate and appropriate professional service;
- Advertising in a fraudulent or misleading manner or in any other way not in the public interest.