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  • Changes at the PSC and PSA

    Dr Deen Sanders OAM, will be leaving the Professional Standards Councils and the Professional Standards Authority to head up the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited (FASEA). John Rappell, Director of Professional Schemes, will be the Executive Director in the interim, and business will continue as normal.

    08 Sep 2017
  • Certificate presented to LS SA

    The Professional Standards Councils congratulates The Law Society of South Australia on the approval of their new Professional Standards Scheme. The new scheme was approved by the Councils on 16 December 2016 and came into effect on 1 July 2017. LIV has held a scheme since 2010.

    17 Aug 2017
  • Update on CPA’s Professional Standards Scheme

    On the 7th of October 2017, the current CPA Australia Professional Standards Scheme, which operates in all mainland jurisdictions, will expire. 

    25 Jul 2017
  • CPA’s Professional Standards Scheme

    The current CPA Professional Standards Scheme, which operates in all mainland jurisdictions, will expire naturally, after four years on 7 October 2017. The scheme participants include 7029 members who have a CPA Public Practice Certificate. 

    27 Jun 2017
  • LIV receives PSS certificate

    The Councils congratulates the Law Institute of Victoria on the approval of their new Professional Standards Scheme. 

    30 Jun 2017
  • Research in professionalism

    As part of a major ARC Linkage project led by UNSW  about professions, professional obligation and regulation in the 21st century, a series of research articles have been featured in the UNSW Law Journal, Vol 40 No.1: Contemporary Professionalism in Practice.

    22 May 2017
  • Certificates presented to associations with new Professional Standards Schemes

    Queensland Law Society, Law Institute of Victoria, Australian Property Institute Valuers Limited and RICS Valuers Ltd recognised as a profession with the approval of Professional Standards Schemes.

    04 Apr 2017
  • Professionalism conference: The Global Professional Firm and Employed Professionals

    UNSW and Allens host a conference on the future of professional practice in the world of the global professional firm & the employed professionals who work in their transnational practices.

    22 Mar 2017
  • CEO speaks at SMSF Association’s annual conference

    CEO, Dr Deen Sanders, speaks at the SMSF Association’s annual conference on the Education and Professional Standards in the Financial Services industry. 

    09 Mar 2017
  • CEO speaks on regulatory best practice

    Dr Deen Sanders, speaks at the Law Institute of Victoria Conference of Council 2017 on Regulation of the Legal Profession: Regulatory best practice session with expert panielists.

    23 Feb 2017
  • A positive change in the Tasmanian statute

    On Tuesday 13th September 2016, the Professional Standards Amendment Bill 2016 was tabled in the Tasmanian parliament. The Bill addresses two long term barriers...

    14 Sep 2016
  • CA ANZ Thought Leadership Forum

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders, recently spoke at CA ANZ’s annual Thought Leadership Forum at RMIT Melbourne. 

    18 Apr 2016
  • Modern Professional Practice and its Future

    UNSW are hosting a one-day conference exploring the future of professional practice in the 21st century. Come and engage with the latest research, hear industry perspectives on practical implementation, and participate in discussions.

    29 Feb 2016
  • Dr Deen Sanders, returning speaker at Global Integrity Summit

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders, spoke at the Global Integrity Summit in Brisbane on Wednesday 14 October. This was the second time Dr Sanders was invited to speak.

    01 Oct 2015
  • PSC responds to Commonwealth Government consultation paper

    The Commonwealth Government has released a consultation paper and are calling for submissions on ways to lift the professional standards of financial advisers. PSC responded.

    26 Mar 2015
  • PSC hosts professionalism round table

    The Professional Standards Councils hosted a round table discussion led by UNSW on professionalism in the 21st century at its head office in Sydney on Thursday 6 August.

    14 Aug 2015
  • Research Grant awarded to KCA

    We are pleased to announce the first recipient of our 2014 Research Grants, which funds study into improving and advancing professional standards in Australia. 

    17 Apr 2015
  • CEO at Clients and Firms of the Future Forum

    CEO invited to join a distinguished faculty for the Clients and Firms of the Future Forum on Wednesday 11 March.

    17 Feb 2015
  • CEO to speak on consumer directed aged care regulation

    Dr Deen Sanders will speak at the Consumer Directed Aged Care Regulatory and Compliance Readiness Summit 2015 on Wednesday 25 February.

    17 Feb 2015
  • PSC responds to Section 27(c) of Tas Act

    The Professional Standards Councils has provided a submission and response to the review of Section 27(c) of  the Professional Standards Act 2005.

    10 Feb 2015
  • Victorian Bar launches ICC

    The Professional Standards Councils congratulate the Victorian Bar on the launch of Australia’s first accreditation scheme for criminal barristers, the Indictable Crimes Certificate (ICC).

    01 Dec 2014
  • Dr Deen Sanders to present at AuSAE Leadership Symposium

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders, will be speaking at the Australasian Society of Association Executives’ Annual AuSAE Leadership Symposium in Sydney on Monday 13 October.

    01 Oct 2014
  • Latest annual report now available

    We are pleased to announce the release of the Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 2013-14, which summarises our activities and performance over the last financial year.

    22 Sep 2014
  • PSC congratulates QLS

    The Professional Standards Councils congratulates the Queensland Law Society (QLS) on the successful completion of its Professional Standards Grant project, Practice Health Check.

    27 Nov 2014
  • New white paper: Professionalisation of financial services

    The Professional Standards Councils have just launched Professionalisation of financial services, the first white paper in a planned series on professionalisation within the Australian services sector.

    The white paper presents the findings of months of research, and considers the community, economic, regulatory and personal benefits that might arise from improved professionalism and the introduction of formal professional standards in the financial services sector.

    27 Aug 2014
  • Dr Deen Sanders to give keynote at AFAC14

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders, will be making one of the keynote speeches at AFAC14 in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday 4 September.

    03 Sep 2014
  • Dr Deen Sanders to speak at Global Integrity Summit

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders, will be speaking at the Global Integrity Summit in Griffith University, Brisbane, on Tuesday 9 September.

    03 Sep 2014
  • New Professional Standards Schemes approved

    We congratulate the Western Australian Bar Association (WABA), Law Society of Western Australia and the Victorian Bar Association on the approval of their new Professional Standards Schemes.

    “The decision to award a Professional Standards Scheme is our recognition of these associations’ capacity and commitment to be an effective self-regulatory organisation, dedicated to improving the professional standards of their memberships,” said our CEO, Dr Deen Sanders.

    01 Jul 2014
  • Inaugural Research Grants awarded

    Our Research Grants provide funding for study into improving and advancing professional standards in Australia. We are pleased to announce that the first three grants awarded under the program have been offered to:

    • Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (Monash University) and Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia (SOCAP)
    • The Tax Institute
    • Creative Consequences Pty Ltd.
    14 Feb 2014
  • Annual Reports for FY 2012-13 now available online

    With the conclusion of parliamentary tabling processes in all Australian states and territories, the FY 2012-13 Annual Report and Financial Addenda for the Professional Standards Councils are now available for review online.

    01 Sep 2013