Protecting consumers by improving professional standards.

 

Office Closed Until 11 January 2021

Office Closed Until 11 January 2021

24 December 2020

The Professional Standards Authority wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. Our office will be closed from 5.00pm Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen 9.00am Monday 11 January 2021.  

Professional Standards Forums

Professional Standards Forums, hosted by the Professional Standards Councils, are designed to encourage and assist occupational associations in developing their regulatory capacity and to get the best out of operating their professional standards schemes. 

Details for the next Professional Standards Forum will be posted on the Latest News section of this website. 

View resources and recordings from previous Forums below.  

 

We Have Completed the First Stage of the Scheme Modernisation Project

We Have Completed the First Stage of the Scheme Modernisation Project

10 July 2020

On 7 July 2020, the Scheme Application Redesign Project Steering Group approved the Discovery Stage Report and Design Plan.

We Are Moving Into the Testing Phases of the Redesigned Scheme Application Framework

We Are Moving Into the Testing Phases of the Redesigned Scheme Application Framework

22 December 2020

The Professional Standards Councils have approved an extension to the scheme application redesign project to incorporate feedback and allow for two phases of testing with current associations. The project will now complete in June 2021, after which the new application process will be used in professional standards scheme applications under professional standards legislation. 

New Framework for Developing, Reviewing and Retiring Regulatory Guidance

New Framework for Developing, Reviewing and Retiring Regulatory Guidance

18 December 2020

New South Wales and Western Australian Bar Associations congratulated on their new schemes

New South Wales and Western Australian Bar Associations Congratulated on Their New Schemes

18 December 2020

The Professional Standards Councils congratulate the New South Wales Bar Association on their new Professional Standards Scheme, which commenced in all states and territories on 1 July 2020. The scheme replaces the previous scheme. It is the New South Wales Bar Association’s fourth scheme and will remain in force for a period of five years.  

Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 15 April 2021

Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 15 April 2021

15 December 2020

The Professional Standards Councils look forward to hosting the next Professional Standards Forum in April 2021. 

Following the success of the October Forum, held online for the first time, the next Forum will be held in person in Sydney and the morning panel session will be available to be viewed live online.  

New appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

New Appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

8 December 2020

The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that Ministers have made a number of new appointments to the Professional Standards Councils. The Councils are independent statutory bodies with powers to approve and supervise occupational association professional standards schemes across Australia.

The Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer has nominated Mr Richard Shields for appointment to the Councils, for a three-year term. 

The Authority Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

The Authority Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

2 December 2020

The Professional Standards Authority is delighted to welcome two law students, Inderpreet Kaur Singh from the University of New South Wales and Lucy Roberts from the Australian National University, to work with us as part of our summer clerkship program.

Media Release: 2019-20 Annual Report Now Available

Media Release: Professional Standards Councils’ 2019-20 Annual Report Now Available

The Professional Standards Councils have published their combined 2019-20 Annual Report. The annual report is a consolidated volume of the Councils’ achievements and performance over the past financial year, in regulating for better consumer protection in the delivery of professional services across Australia.

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