Governance

Overview

The AusIMM Board has established the Chartered Professional Program and the Chartered Professional Program Committee (CPPC). The CPPC reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the AusIMM under authority delegated by the AusIMM Board.

The CPPC is a governance committee, supported by a team of Chartered Professional volunteer Assessors. Assessors make recommendations on applications for the Chartered Professional Program and for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) Assessments, and also conduct Professional Development (PD) reviews. Two Assessors independently assess each application/PD review. Assessor recommendations are collated by the Manager, Professional Accreditation, and the recommendation forwarded to the CPPC for ratification.

If you are a current Chartered Professional of at least 5 years and are interested in becoming a volunteer Chartered Professional Assessor, please complete a CP Assessor Expression of Interest form.

Important documents

Previous documentation

Using Chartered Professional post-nominals

The post-nominals for Chartered Professional accreditation can be used the following ways:

Option 1: CP only with membership grade

For example: John Citizen MAusIMM(CP), Jane Citizen FAusIMM(CP), Joe Citizen HonFAusIMM(CP)

Option 2: Use of the discipline-specific CP with membership grade

For example: John Citizen MAusIMM CP(Geo), Jane Citizen FAusIMM CP(Min)
Holders of multiple CPs may list their disciplines in the same set of brackets separated by a comma. For example: John Citizen FAusIMM CP(Geo, Geotech)

Discipline Post-nominals
Geology MAusIMM CP(Geo)
Geotechnical MAusIMM CP(Geotech)
Mining Engineering MAusIMM CP(Min)
Metallurgy MAusIMM CP(Met)
Environmental MAusIMM CP(Env)
Management MAusIMM CP(Man)

Chartered Professional (CP) vs Competent Person

The terms 'Chartered Professional' and 'CP' should not be confused with the term 'Competent Person'. An AusIMM Chartered Professional undergoes an accreditation process through the AusIMM Chartered Professional Program while a Competent Person must meet a separate set of specific criteria in relation to the JORC code. The AusIMM Chartered Professional Program does not assess this.

A Competent Person must spell out the term in full and cannot use the acronym 'CP'. This is reserved for Chartered Professionals only.

An AusIMM Chartered Professional undergoes an accreditation process through the AusIMM Chartered Professional Program while a Competent Person must meet a separate set of specific criteria in relation to the JORC code. The AusIMM Chartered Professional Program does not assess this.

To find out more about what constitutes a Competent Person, please visit the JORC website.