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  • Professional Standards Councils welcome Building Ministers' Forum statement

    Professional Standards Councils welcome inclusion of a pathway for professional standards schemes in options paper for the Building Ministers’ Forum 

    18 Jul 2019
  • Councils approve Bar Association of Queensland's Scheme

    Announcement of the Bar Association of Queensland's second five-year Scheme at of 1 July 2019.

    08 Jul 2019
  • NSW Government encourages professional standards schemes for certifiers

    Industry occupational associations are encouraged to reduce risk and liability by raising professional standards.

    05 Jul 2019
  • Summer Clerkship Program 2019-2020

    Applications are now open for the Professional Standards Authority's Summer Clerkship for 2019/2020.

    28 Jun 2019
  • Case Law Regarding Professional Standards Legislation

    The Professional Standards Councils and the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office have cooperated to update the summary of cases where courts have considered the Professional Standards Legislation and the Professional Standards Schemes approved under that legislation. 

     

    29 May 2019
  • Certificate presented to the South Australian Bar Association

    The Professional Standards Councils congratulate the South Australian Bar Association on its second Professional Standards Scheme, which will operate until 30 June 2022.

    17 May 2019
  • Associations improve reporting under PSIP

    The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is pleased that 100% of regulated associations have submitted their PSIP reports on time, with governing bodies playing an increasingly active role in the review and approval of this important regulatory activity.  

    01 May 2019
  • Risk Appetite Statement

    The Councils' risk appetite statement sets out the amount of risk we are willing to accept or retain to achieve our statutory objectives and strategic goals to facilitate and promote consumer protection through improvement in professional standards. 

    29 Apr 2019
  • Certificate presented to the Victorian Bar

    Certificate presented to the Victorian Bar.

    23 Apr 2019
  • Comments are invited for the proposed CPA Professional Standards (Accountants) Scheme

    The Professional Standards Councils are now inviting submissions and comments on the CPA Australia Professional Standarsd (Accountants) Scheme.

    17 Apr 2019
  • Associations welcome Forum on improving professional standards

    Councils share leading practice in complaints data as a risk management tool.

    15 Apr 2019
  • Professional Standards Forum

    Meet the Forum panellists and workshop facilitators.

    29 Mar 2019
  • Forum registrations open

    Registrations are now open for the first Professional Standards Forumfor occupational associations on how to get the best out of operating Professional Standards Schemes.  

    15 Mar 2019
  • Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 11 April 2019

    Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 11 April 2019 

    27 Feb 2019
  • Certificate presented to Institute of Public Accountants

    Certificate presented to the Institute of Public Accountants. 

    25 Feb 2019
  • Comments are invited for the proposed CAANZ Professional Standards Scheme

    Comments are invited for the proposed CAANZ Professional Standards Scheme, and a proposed amendment of The APIV Limited Scheme.

     

    21 Feb 2019
  • PSA farewells summer law clerks

     

    PSA farewells summer law clerks.

    18 Feb 2019
  • Certificate presented to ACS

    Certificate presented to ACS for a new Professional Standards Scheme.  

    18 Feb 2019
  • Australia Day Honours for Former PSC Chair

    The Professional Standards Councils are delighted to congratulate Mr Brian Rayment QC on being recognised in the 2019 Australia Day honours list. 

    31 Jan 2019
  • Appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

    The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that Ministers have made a number of re-appointments to the Professional Standards Councils.

    23 Jan 2019
  • Comments invited for Law Society of WA and Victorian Bar Professional Standards Schemes

    The Professional Standards Councils of Western Australia and Victoria are inviting comments and submissions concerning two new schemes.

    14 Dec 2018
  • Professional Standards Councils Launch Research Library

    The Research Library features more than 40 articles providing pathways and structures for the professionalisation of occupations.

    07 Dec 2018
  • Coming Soon – Online Research Library on Modern Professionalism

    The Professional Standards Councils will soon be launching a Research Library on modern professionalism providing pathways and structures for the professionalisation of occupations.

    21 Nov 2018
  • Comment on proposed Bar Association of Queensland Professional Standards Scheme

    Comments and submissions are now open for the proposed Bar Association of Queensland Professional Standards Scheme.

    30 Oct 2018
  • Comment on proposed Australian Computer Society Professional Standard Scheme

    The Professional Standards Council of New South Wales is inviting comments and submissions concerning a new professional standards scheme proposed by the Australian Computer Society.

    21 Aug 2018
  • Professional Standards Councils Strategy 2021

    The Professional Standards Councils have today published their three-year strategic intent and goals.

    13 Aug 2018
  • Appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

    The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that Ministers have made a number of appointments and reappointments to the Professional Standards Councils.

    03 Jul 2018
  • PSA Summer Clerkship Program 2018-2019

    The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is pleased to participate in the annual Summer Clerkship Program of the NSW Law Society.

    26 Jun 2018
  • Comment on proposed IPA Professional Standards Scheme

    The Professional Standards Council of Victoria is inviting comments and submissions concerning a new professional standards scheme proposed by the Institute of Public Accountants.

    22 Jun 2018
  • Comment on proposed Law Society of New South Wales Professional Standards Scheme

    Updated June 2018: The period for comment and public submission has now closed.

    The Professional Standards Council of New South Wales is inviting comments and submissions concerning a new professional standards scheme proposed by the Law Society of New South Wales.

    27 Apr 2018
  • New appointment for Queensland Council

    The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that the Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice has appointed Ms Elizabeth Shearer to the Queensland Professional Standards Council. 

    11 Apr 2018
  • Associations report on time: Professional Standards Improvement Program

    Annual Professional Standards Improvement Program (PSIP) reporting by regulated associations closed on 31 March 2018.

    09 Apr 2018
  • Expiration of the CIRCEA Scheme

    The CIRCEA Scheme which operated under the Professional Standards Act 1994 (NSW) expired naturally on 28 February 2018.

    01 Mar 2018
  • Certificate presented to CPA Australia in recognition of their new Professional Standards Scheme

    The Professional Standards Councils recognises the approval of CPA Australia Ltd’s Professional Standards Scheme and presents a certificate to CPA Australia's President and Chair, Peter Wilson.

    16 Feb 2018
  • Expiration of the ATMA Scheme

    The ATMA Scheme which operated under the Professional Standards Act 2003 (Vic) expired naturally on 31 December 2017.

    08 Jan 2018
  • Councils approve CPA Australia Ltd

    The Professional Standards Councils have approved the CPA Australia Ltd Professional Standards (Accountants) Scheme for a 2-year period.

    21 Dec 2017
  • New CEO and Executive Director

    Roxane Marcelle-Shaw newly appointed as the Executive Director of the Professional Standards Authority and CEO of the Professional Standards Councils.

    06 Dec 2017
  • New Executive Director at the PSA

    Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw will be joining the Professional Standards Authority as the new Executive Director on 27 November 2017.

    02 Nov 2017
  • CPA's proposed scheme open for public consultation

    The Professional Standards Councils have decided to publish the Professional Standards Scheme proposed by CPA Australia Ltd, and invite the public to make comments and submissions on the proposed Scheme.   

    26 Sep 2017
  • Certificate presented to ACS

    The Professional Standards Councils congratulates the Australian Computer Society (ACS) on the extension of their Professional Standards Scheme for an additional year by the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Hon Matt Kean.

    12 Oct 2017
  • 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 LSSA

    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. 

    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
  • PSC Forum a success

    The inaugural Professional Standards Forum, held at The Mint, Sydney, was a resounding success. Over 50 delegates attended to gain valuable insights on how handling complaints effectively can improve professional standards

    15 Apr 2019
  • Associations improve reporting under PSIP

    The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is pleased that 100% of regulated associations have submitted their PSIP reports on time, with governing bodies playing an increasingly active role in the review and approval of this important regulatory activity.

    01 May 2019
  • Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 11 April 2019

    Save the Date: Professional Standards Forum, 11 April 2019

    27 Feb 2019