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RPGeo Applications

The following Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) applications have been received. (Updated 22 May, 2024)
AIG Fellows and Members with knowledge of the applicants are invited to provide written reviews by email.  AIG’s professional registration program includes both each applicant’s relevant professional experience and ethics.

  • Dr Marc Addison, of South Brisbane, QLD, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr Shahzada Rivzi, of Dee Why, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr David Winterbotham, of Gaven, QLD, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the fields of Coal and Mineral Exploration.
  • Mr Brett Davis, of The Vines, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Sructural Geology.
  • Ms Claudia Woodley, of Sutherland, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr Connor Auker, of Woolahra, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Dr Wesley Groome, of Carlisle, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the fields of Mineral Exploration and Regional Geology.
  • Mr Oisin Coffey, of Woodlands, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Exploration
  • Mr Craig Barker, of Cottesloe, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the fields of Mining, Mineral Exploration and Mineral Resource Estimation.
  • Mr Sirous Amiri, of Doncaster, Vic, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr Timothy Ireland, of Godalming, UK, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the fields of Mineral Exploration, Geochemistry and Regional Geology.
  • Mr Adrian Buck, of Brisbane, Qld, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Resource Estimation.
  • Ms Sirini de Silva, of Sydney, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mrs Amy Tsagopoulos, of Heathridge, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Ms Rhona Cartwright, of Tinderbox, Tas, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Hydrogeology.
  • Mr Shannon Ramsay, of Callala Bay, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Ms Samantha Ross, of Chatswood, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr Phillip Thomas, of Brighton, Vic, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the fields of Mineral Exploration and Mineral Asset Valuation.
  • Ms Jessica Askew, of Chippendale, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Exploration.
  • Mr Umut Gumuskaya, of Ankara, Türkiye, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Resource Estimation.
  • Mr Tobias Erskine, of Bateau Bay, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Exploration.
  • Mr John Boyle, of Llanarth, NSW, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.
  • Mr Julio Castenada Mondragon, of Lima, Peru, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Mineral Exploration.
  • Dr Sina Kazemian, of Como, WA, has applied for registration as an RPGeo in the field of Geotechnical & Engineering.

AIG’s Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) program is Australia’s most rigorous recognition program for continuous professional development by Australian geoscientists. The Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) program of AIG recognises Fellows and Members who have committed to the maintenance and continuous development of their technical and professional skills and capabilities. This commitment is widely recognised by employers. Importantly, the program provides a means by which self-employed geoscientists and consultants may demonstrate their commitment to continuous professional development to both existing and potential clients.

AIG’s RPGeo program is unique in Australia by specifically recognising experience in up to three fields of geoscientific practice.

Further information regarding AIG’s Registered Professional Geoscientist programme is available here.


2024 Bursary Applications

2024 Bursary Applications

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists’ Student Bursary Program was initiated to promote and support geoscience education in Australia. The Bursary Program began in 2001 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and, since then, the AIG has awarded over 250 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2024, the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.

The 2024 Bursary awards, which have values between A$1000 and A$3000, are supported by the AIG nationally, and also by the generous support of individuals and organisations, including AIG Members.

Eligibility criteria and guidelines for bursary applications are given on pages 1, 2 and 3. A bursary application form is included as page 4.

ELIGIBILITY

The AIG Student Bursary Program is open to students who, at the closing date for applications, are:

  • enrolled at Third Year, Honours or Postgraduate level in a geoscience major degree course at an Australian tertiary institution; and
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents.

AWARD SCHEDULE

The AIG Bursary awards are generally announced and awarded in early- to mid-October each year. Applicants seeking funding for specific activities should ensure that the timing of these activities is appropriate to this schedule.

The application guidelines and form are now available for download. 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 August 2024.

Applicants should fill in the application form, complete with the requested signatures, and upload it in a zip file along with the documents requested in the guidelines. Applicants are also requested to fill in the fields below, so that we can confirm contact details and check we have received the relevant uploaded application documents.

    Application for*

    Family Name*

    Given Names*

    Tertiary Institution*

    School/Department*

    Name of Degree*

    Research Project Title (Honours & Postgraduate students)*

    Postal address*

    Mobile phone*

    Email address*

    Attach supporting documents*
    Please ensure all documents are compressed into a zipped folder prior to upload. (Please label zip file with your full name - eg: John Smith = john-smith.zip) Please try to keep the total file size to less than 5MB.

    The Bursary awards are determined by the AIG Federal Education Committee and AIG Council based on the material provided by applicants. The decisions of the AIG are final and no correspondence will be entered into.



    AIG News 153 is available now.

    AIG NEWS 153 May 2024 is Available – Download it here!

    In this issue…

    • A message from our president;
    • Professional Development Committee Update;
    • WA Branch 2023 Distinguished Service Award;
    • AIG NSW Branch News;
    • AIG Qld Branch News;
    • AIG Tas Branch News;
    • AIG Vic Branch News;
    • 30th Geology of Gold Course 2024;
    • AIG Next Gen Geos; Sam Newman;
    • Silcrete: The Latest Arrival at the National Rock Garden;
    • Agate Project – Geoscience Capacity Building In Africa;
    • RPGeo Applications and Endorsements;
    • New AIG Members;
    • Upcoming Events;
    • AIG Victorian Minerals Round Up 2024;
    • Discoveries In Tasmanides Conference;
    • Discoveries In Tasmanides Field Trip;
    • Gold 24: An International Symposium