Advice for scheme associations

Professional Standards Reporting

A professional standards scheme requires associations to develop and improve their professional standards and regulatory capacity. We require all associations with a professional standards scheme to prepare and submit an Annual Professional Standards Report demonstrating this and providing other important information.

The Annual Professional Standards Report requires associations to report on their:

  • implementation of professional risk management strategies including consumer protection and improved occupational standards, and
  • compliance with professional standards legislation.

Associations must submit their Annual Professional Standards Report to us by 31 March of the following year.

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.