QCAT conducts disciplinary proceedings against valuers after the complaint has been investigated and referred by the Valuers Registration Board (board). Only the board can apply to commence disciplinary proceedings against a valuer in QCAT.
If QCAT finds that grounds for discipline are established the tribunal may:
- warn or reprimand the valuer
- order the valuer to give an undertaking to stop a specified conduct
- suspend the valuer’s registration for up to 12 months
- cancel the valuer’s registration
- if the valuer’s registration is cancelled, remove their name and other particulars from the register and publish notice of the removal in a state-wide newspaper and on the board’s website
- require the valuer to pay a penalty to the board
- require the valuer to pay to the board costs related to the proceeding, including costs of the investigation that led to the proceeding
- require that if the valuer does not pay a penalty or costs to the board within a stated time, their registration be suspended for a stated period of time or cancelled
- publish in the newspaper or on a website notice of certain action taken against the valuer.
Review of the board’s decision
QCAT is able to review registration and disciplinary decisions made by the board including decisions:
- refusing an application for a valuer’s registration
- refusing to restore a valuer’s name and other particulars to the register
- relating to a warning, reprimand or other order of the board against the valuer
- refusing a valuer’s application to be recorded as a specialist retail valuer
- removing a valuer’s name from the list of specialist retail valuers
- cancelling a valuer's registration.