The Australian Council of Professions is delighted to welcome the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) as a professional association member, further broadening and strengthening our membership and reach.
The AIG is a dynamic, member-focussed professional institute that represents more than 2,500 professional geoscientists: geologists, geophysicists and other Earth scientists working in industry, government, education and research across Australia.
AIG President Mr Andrew Waltho welcomes AIG being accepted as a member of ACoP. “The AIG board recognises that geoscience in Australia is not alone in facing a number of challenges in areas including professional accreditation and recognition, maintenance of educational standards both through formal university studies and continued professional development and education (CPD/CPE) and enhancing public confidence in professionals through enforceable standards of professional practice and ethics.” Mr Waltho also said that by joining ACoP, AIG seeks to both bring in an understanding of the professional issues facing Australian geoscience and learn from the experience of other ACoP members in their respective fields of practice. “Many professional issues facing AIG are not unique to geoscience” Mr Waltho said.
“We welcome the geoscience profession to our community of professional associations, they will further broaden the scope of professions that we represent. Working in the resources sector, geoscientists are an important part of our exporting industries and will play a vital role in Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.” said ACoP Board President Klaus Veil.
Mr Waltho also noted that the current ACoP policy areas of education, accreditation and employability, professionalism and ethics and diversity and inclusion are directly relevant to AIG’s members and central to the future of the geoscience professions in Australia. “We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial and productive relationship through being able to share ideas and experiences with other ACoP members” he said.
Welcome Australian Institute of Geoscientists!