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Advice for scheme associations

Professional Standards Improvement Program

Being recognised with a Professional Standards Scheme requires most associations to make significant enhancements to their professional standards systems and self-regulatory capacity. This is why we require all associations with an active Professional Standards Scheme to have a Professional Standards Improvement Program in place.

The Professional Standards Improvement Program is designed to help your association:

  • Meet its statutory scheme management obligations
  • Improve your members’ professional standards and practices
  • Uphold the unique commitments you’ve made as a self-regulatory association.

Your association must submit an Annual Report on your Professional Standards Improvement Program for the previous calendar year to us by 31 March.

As well as ensuring compliance with professional standards legislation, these annual reports help us develop strategies to improve professional standards and consumer protection in Australia.

The reports must follow a set format, and include specific information and analyses. Learn more about what to include in your annual report to us.