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Associations with professional standards schemes provide better protection

Professional standards schemes: Your benefits

Increased protection

The main objective of professional standards schemes is to make sure associations and their members deliver ongoing improvements in consumer protection.

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Confidence in compensation

By limiting civil liability, professional standards schemes ensure that, if anything goes wrong, professionals have insurance or assets available to meet damages awarded.

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Professional commitment

You’ll work with people who, through their association, have committed to improving professional standards and upholding their obligations as professionals.

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Professional standards schemes

More than 86,000 lawyers, accountants, engineers, property and other professionals across Australia now take part in a professional standards scheme.

But what are they? How do they help improve professional standards and services? And most importantly, how do they protect you – the consumer – when you use a professional covered by a professional standards scheme?

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Professional Standards Schemes