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Certificates presented to associations with new Professional Standards Schemes

4 Apr 2017

We congratulate the Queensland Law Society (QLS), Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), Australian Property Institute Valuers Limited (APIV) and RICS Valuers Ltd (RICSV) on the approval of their new Professional Standards Schemes.

The decision to award a Professional Standards Scheme recognises these associations’ commitment to the improvement of professional standards and the protection of Australian consumers.

On Monday 3 April, our chair, Mr Brian Rayment QC presented QLS, APIV and RICSV with a certificate at a presentation ceremony distinguishing the associations and their members as a recognised profession. 

  

About the new Professional Standards Schemes

The Queensland Law Society's new Professional Standards Scheme was approved by the Councils on 15 April 2016 and came into effect on 1 July 2016. 

The Law Institute of Victoria’s new Professional Standards Scheme was approved by the Councils on 19 February 2016 and came into effect on 1 July 2016. 

The Australian Property Institute Valuers Limited’s new Professional Standards Scheme was approved by the Councils on 19 February 2016 and came into effect on 1 September 2016.  

These three associations have administered a Professional Standards Scheme since 2010.

The RICS Valuers Ltd's new Professional Standards Scheme was approved by the Councils on 23 October 2015 and came into effect on 1 January 2016. This will be the first Professional Standards Schemes administered by the association.

Related information

Professional Standards Scheme documents
What are Professional Standards Schemes?
Professional Standards Scheme associations