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

Professional Standards Schemes

More than 73,000 lawyers, accountants, engineers, 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?