Review of the Tasmanian Building Regulatory Framework. Response from the Board of Architects of Tasmania

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Review of the Tasmanian Building Regulatory Framework. Response from the Board of Architects of Tasmania"

Transcription

1 Review of the Tasmanian Building Regulatory Framework Response from the September 2014

2 1. Introduction The Board of Architects commends the Department of Justice for reviewing this industry framework which affects the workings of the building industry in Tasmania. The industry is covered by various Acts which control specific areas which need to interface to create an effective functioning industry. The overarching intent of this review is to: Create national uniformity of standards; Create an effective and efficient system for the industry; and Protect the consumers who use building practitioners. As stated in the document it is a big picture review. The Board of Architects will limit its comments to the area it is set up to control. That is, consumer protection through the implementation of the Architects Act Function of the Board of Architects The current primary function of the Architects Act is to distinguish for the consumer, in the broadest sense, those who have attained the education, experience and verified competence for registration as an architect from those who have not. This remains at least as relevant today as it was 85 years ago. The Board of Architects has been protecting the interests of consumers through the implementation of the Act since 1929 and we look forward to working with the Government to modernise the Architects Act ensuring continued alignment with the workings of the Building Act and keeping it current with industry and consumer expectations. The Board via its involvement with the Architects Accreditation of Australia (AACA) is party to a nationally consistent system of registering architects based on the National Competency Standards of Architecture. In this, it has adopted the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) joint code - Architects Model Statutory Code of Professional Standards and Conduct - which is a nationally based Code. This facilitates architects practicing in any part of Australia via mutual recognition, international recognition and registration of overseas qualified people. Persons using the term architect need to have completed the following: 1. A recognised course in Architecture; 2. A minimum of 2 years practical experience (3,000 hours) which needs to be recorded in a logbook; and 3. Completed an Architectural Practice Examination to demonstrate they have a range of competencies as outlined by the National Architectural Competencies Standards. September 2014 Page 1

3 The Board can investigate complaints and discipline architects if they have acted unprofessionally or breached the Act. Currently to use the title Architect or similar, a person is required by law throughout Australia (and in many parts of the world) to be registered under an Architects Act, and the Tasmanian Building Act accredits various categories of Designers. The Board of Architects recognises there is significant consumer confusion over the terms Architect; Building Designer-Architectural Restricted; Building Designer- Architectural Limited; Building Designer-Architectural Domestic; - and this requires some action to remove the current uncertainties. In response to the Review the Board proposes some simple ways to resolve the confusion and offer the consumer a clear understanding on the type of professional they are engaging as a Building Design practitioner. 2. Terms of Reference No comments. 3. Current Legislative Objectives The Board of Architects believes that the current legislative objectives are appropriate. The Board supported the introduction of the Building Act and believes all accredited practitioners should gain an appropriate nationally acceptable academic qualification followed by a suitable period of experience which needs to be documented and reviewed against competencies. All responsible Building Practitioners (designers, builders and building surveyors) should have mandatory insurance and undertake continuing professional development. Recommendation: That the Government retain current legislative provisions that require mandatory insurance and continuing professional development for Building Practitioners and ensure all new accredited practitioners gain an appropriate nationally acceptable qualification followed by a suitable period of experience which needs to be documented and reviewed against competencies. 4. Building Certification No comments. 5. Standards No comments. September 2014 Page 2

4 6. Existing Compliance and Enforcement The Architects Act allows the Board to receive and investigate complaints from consumers with most potential complaints handled by an informal mediation process. The AACA and the AIA have developed a joint Code of Conduct which also provides for consistency of professional standards for architects across all states and territories. The recent handling of a formal consumer complaint by the Board has highlighted the inadequacy of disciplinary provisions in the current Act, both in terms of procedure and penalties. These provisions need updating. For example, the maximum fine the Board can impose on an Architect found guilty of misconduct is only $200. This is obviously inadequate as a Penalty for proven misconduct. Recommendation: That the Architects Act 1929 be amended to ensure appropriate processes and penalties for complaints of misconduct. 7. Protection Existing Legislation Consumer and Industry Protection In most cases any enquiry to government organisations, such as Consumer Affairs, by a consumer regarding a dispute with an architect is referred to the Board for action. The Building Act 2000 The Tasmanian Building Act relies on the registration of Architects under the Architects Act to accredit practitioners in the category Architect. It is the Building Act which restricts the scope of work that building designers can undertake, not the Architects Act. Below are extracts from the Scheme for the Accreditation of Building Practitioners - July 2008 (Amended February 2012) under the Building Act which restrict the scope of work. The Architects Act only reserves the use of the title Architect or its derivatives. There are 486 Accredited Building Practitioners in the category Building Designer and 215 in the category Architect. The title Architect enables members of the public to identify people who have demonstrated their higher levels of competencies to be qualified to use the term There is significant consumer confusion on the terms Architect, Building Designer- Architectural Restricted, Building Designer- Architectural Limited, Building Designer- Architectural Domestic and this requires action to remove the current consumer confusion. Section 19 of the Architects Act actually restricts the use of the term Architectural and undertakings have previously been given by Government representatives to September 2014 Page 3

5 amend the terminology in the Scheme under the Building Act to remove the term architectural from the categories listed below. To date this has not occurred. The Board believes that the categories, qualifications and scope of work under the Building Act are appropriate and it is just the terminology that needs amendment as proposed below: Category: A r c h i t e c t Category- Qualification Architect Degree/Master of Architecture with 2 years documented experience and a Pass in the Architectural Practice examination Scope of Work Architectural design and documentation for all components of building work associated with buildings of unrestricted size. Category: Building Designer Class - Qualification Architectural Restricted Advanced Diploma in Building Design and 3 years relevant experience Architectural - Limited A Diploma in Building Design and two years relevant experience; Architectural - Domestic A Certificate IV in Building Design and at least 2 years experience Scope of Work Architectural design and documentation of Classes 1&10, and Classes 2-9 up to 3 storeys with a maximum floor area of 2000m2, and refurbishments of any storey. Architectural design and documentation of Class 1 & 10 buildings, and Class 2-9 buildings of up to 2 storeys with a maximum floor area of 2000 m 2. Architectural design and documentation of Class 1 & 10 buildings. Recommendation: The word "Architectural" should be omitted from the titles of Architectural Building Practitioner - Building Designer accreditations at all three levels to ensure compliance with the Architects Act 1929 and alignment with other Australian jurisdictions. September 2014 Page 4

6 The Occupational Licensing Act 2005 The Occupational Licencing Act 2005 is not appropriate for registration of professionals as it was setup for a specific group of building trades with no reference to, or involvement with architects or other professionals. The Licensing Act was introduced principally to provide an integrated licensing regime for the plumbing, gas-fitting and electrical trades. The Occupational Licencing Act was introduced to: ensure that contractors, practitioners and other persons engaged in certain occupations, trades or callings are appropriately qualified, licensed and regulated to perform their work safely and in accordance with established benchmarks, to promote safety, to provide for the investigation of incidents in those activities Recommendation: The Occupational Licensing Act not be considered for accrediting professionals as it is an inappropriate instrument for the regulation of architects etc as it stands. The Architects Act 1929 The Tasmanian Architects Act has served the public well for the past 83 years, but as outlined in the introduction, it needs updating to reflect current community needs. The Architects Act is self-funding, and minor amendments to the Act will ensure that, like the Architects Acts in all other states, it is not considered to be anti-competitive by the National Competition Council. The Architects Act 1929 protects the public by ensuring that only practitioners registered by the Board may describe themselves as architects in Tasmania. Under the Architects Act 1929 (the Act), it is an offence for anyone who is not registered with the Board to call themselves an architect. (For full details of the prohibited practices please refer to Section 19 of the Architects Act.) By restricting the use of the term architect to persons registered under the Architects Act 1929, members of the public can be assured that an architect has completed a recognised course in Architecture, had a minimum of two years (3,000 hours) practical experience, and completed an Architectural Practice Examination to demonstrate that they have a range of competencies as outlined by the National Architectural Competencies Standards - some of which are gained post the gaining of the academic qualification. The Board can investigate complaints and discipline architects if they have acted unprofessionally or breached the Act which provides an important and effective consumer protection. September 2014 Page 5

7 The Board, together with all other State and Territory Boards, is a member of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) which is the national organisation responsible for establishing, coordinating and advocating standards for architects in Australia and for establishing and maintaining mutual recognition agreements with overseas authorities. One of the primary aims of the AACA is to harmonise the various Architects Acts wherever possible. The AACA has produced legislative guidelines which have been used to facilitate consistency of the various state and territories Acts as they have come up for review since The various State and Territory Architect Acts determine what an architect is. They also provide Boards which are able to monitor and accredit University courses in conjunction with AACA national guidelines. It is important to note that legislation in all other states and territories has been reviewed in the past 10 to 15 years and governments have elected to retain the Architects Acts and update them. All the reviewed Acts have subsequently met the Competition Principles Agreement and thus not considered to be anti competitive. The main areas in which the Tasmanian Architects Act is either deficient or silent are: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) The Board and the AACA believe that all practicing architects should be required to undertake continuing professional development - not just those accredited under the Building Act. Currently there are 404 architects registered in Tasmania but only 215 are accredited under the Building Act and thus almost 50% of registered architects are not required to undertake CPD. AACA has developed a joint CPD policy with the Royal Australian Institute of Architects to provide consistency for the profession Australia wide and to facilitate the movement of architects across state and territory boundaries. Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) The current Architects Act is silent in the area of Professional Indemnity Insurance. This deficiency obviously needs to be rectified and brought into line with contemporary construction industry requirements to ensure all practicing architects have PII coverage to provide consumer protection. Non-Practicing Architect A category of Non-Practicing Architect will need to be introduced to enable architects who are currently not practicing to remain registered and be able to use the title Architect, but without the need to undertake CPD or have PI Insurance. E.g. an academic teaching at a University. Disciplinary Procedures The recent handling of a consumer complaint by the Board has highlighted the inadequacy of disciplinary provisions in the current Act, both in terms of September 2014 Page 6

8 procedure and penalties. For example, the maximum fine the Board can impose on an Architect found guilty of misconduct is $200. The AACA and the RAIA have developed a joint Code of Conduct which also provides for consistency of profession standards across all states and territories. Recommendation: That the Architects Act 1929 be amended to reflect the changes required in the areas of CPD; PII; Non-Practicing Architect; and Disciplinary Procedures as outlined above. Other issues relating to the Architects Act that should be taken into account are: i) Legislative Council Select Committee into ABP Scheme The recommendations of the Legislative Council s Select Committee which undertook an extensive review of the Building Act and future accreditation of building practitioners included: 3. The Architects Act be retained to ensure mutual recognition between the states. 4. In order to avoid unnecessary and unreasonable duplication registration under the Architects Act be acceptable qualification for accreditation and that the Building Act 2000 be amended to include an appropriate deeming provision.. Recommendation: That the recommendations proposed by the Legislative Council Select Committee into the ABP Scheme be implemented. ii) National Listing of Architects The Productivity Council in 2010 recommended that the Australian Government should work with state and territory governments to implement a national register for architects 1. AACA and Architect Registration Boards in all States and Territories have agreed in principle to pursue a system of National Listing for Architects based on the existing mutual recognition legislation. National Listing will ultimately be a preferred model as: 1 Productivity Commission Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business September 2014 Page 7

9 Reduced fee for the ability to practice throughout Australia compared to current fee paid in each State when registering. No need for Government funding. Maintains flexibility on where an architect practices with less paperwork required in proving one is capable of working in a particular state or territory. 8. Professional Education, Training and Development The Board believes all accredited practitioners should gain an appropriate nationally acceptable academic qualification followed by a suitable period of experience which needs to be documented and reviewed against competencies prior to accreditation. All responsible Building Practitioners (designers, builders and building surveyors) should undertake continuing professional development Continuing Professional Development It is in the public benefit for all building practitioners to maintain competence and undertake continuing professional development. The Board and the AACA believe that all practicing architects should be required to undertake continuing professional development - not just those accredited under the Building Act. Currently there are 404 architects registered in Tasmania but only 215 are accredited under the Building Act and almost 50% of registered architects are not required to undertake CPD. AACA has developed a joint CPD policy with the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) to provide consistency for the profession Australia wide and to facilitate the movement of architects across state and territory boundaries. Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board The Board believes that all accredited building practitioners should have access to the funds provided by the consumers of building industry and administered by the TBCITB for professional development. Recommendations: 1) That all practicing architects should be required to undertake CPD. 2) All accredited building practitioners should have access to the funds provided by the consumers of the building industry and administered by the TBCITB for professional development. September 2014 Page 8

10 9. Accreditation, Licensing and Registration The existing system for registering architects, with minor modifications, is the best option as it is based on qualifications and registration requirements that are well documented and accepted nationally and internationally. The system has served the community well for 85 years. The Productivity Council in 2010 recommended that the Australian Government should work with state and territory governments to implement a national register for architects. AACA and Registration Board s in all States and Territories have agreed in principle to pursue a system of National Listing for Architects based on the existing mutual recognition legislation. (Please refer to the attached AACA document titled National Registration for Australian Architects together with letters sent to the Premier dated 17 November 2011 from the AACA President and the letter to Minister O Byrne dated 7 December 2011 from the Chairman of the.) National Listing will ultimately be the preferred Australia-wide model due to: Reduced costs for the ability to practice throughout Australia compared to current fee paid in each State when registering. No need for Government funding Maintains flexibility on where an architect practices with less paperwork required in proving one is capable of working in a particular state Should the Architects Act be retained? The Board of Architects has been protecting the interests of consumers through the implementation of the Act since The current primary function of the Architects Act is to distinguish for the consumer, in the broadest sense, those who have attained the education, experience and verified competence for registration as an architect from those who have not. This remains at least as relevant today as it was 85 years ago. The Architects Act does not restrict the scope of work that building designers can undertake, it only restricts the use of the title Architect to those who have demonstrated the required levels of competencies. Registration under the Architects Act is a competency based process and is not just restricted to people with a Degree or a Masters in Architecture. The National Program of Assessment (NPrA) has been introduced as an alternative path to registration. It is a competency based assessment which provides an opportunity for September 2014 Page 9

11 those who have substantial skills and experience in the architectural profession but do not have a formal qualification in architecture, or whose qualification has not been assessed as equivalent to an accredited qualification, to undertake an assessment to determine whether their skills evidence equivalence to a recognised Australian architecture qualification. Were the Architects Act to be repealed, the consumer of architectural services and the Tasmanian public in general would have no means of determining the qualifications, competency and experience of those offering architectural services. This would present a retrograde step and one that would be unique in Australia. The risks and inevitable consequences of repealing the Act would be: Consumers would be unable to identify that a person presenting themselves as an architect had the qualifications and competencies currently required under the Act. Building design practitioners would be free to misrepresent their competencies and experience in relation to their capacity to provide architectural services. Deregulation of architects in Tasmania would lead to a chaotic and dangerous situation in relation to consumer selection and engagement of building design practitioners, particularly in the case of more complex non-residential projects. It would be possible for building design practitioners to misrepresent their competencies and experience in relation to their capacity to provide architectural services. No regulation or register of Architects in Tasmania would lead to a chaotic and dangerous situation in relation to consumer selection and engagement of building design practitioners, particularly in the case of more complex non-residential projects. A consumer of building design services, having unknowingly engaged a building designer who does not possess the required qualifications or competencies to undertake the commission at hand, faces the prospect of incurring additional costs and recovering costs as a consequence of the inadequate service a potential market failure which is remedied by an Architects Act. Few Building Designers or Architectural Draftsmen possess the required competency to administer building contracts contract administration services - particularly in relation to more complex and non-residential projects. Registered architects are required to demonstrate this competency through the registration process. If building contract administration services are unregulated in Tasmania the consumer has no way of determining who and who isn t competent to administer building contracts. The Productivity Commission Report 2000 recommends national self regulation of the architectural profession by a private certifying body. The feasibility and effectiveness of self regulation of the architectural profession is discussed in more detail later in this section. September 2014 Page 10

12 Any suggestion that the architectural profession in Tasmania be self-regulating through the Australian Institute of Architects is not appropriate. The AIA is a national professional organisation constituted to advance the architectural profession and not necessarily to protect the interests of the public. Repeal of the Architects Act in Tasmania would also have serious ramifications for the accreditation of the Architecture course at University of Tasmania and possibly jeopardise its viability. The consequences of repealing the Architects Act on the accreditation of the Architecture course at University of Tasmania is discussed in more detail below. Recommendations: That the existing Architects Act 1929 be retained and amended to reflect the changes described in Section 7 that have been universally acknowledged by the Architects Board, the AACA, the Productivity Council, and successive Tasmanian Governments. Eligibility Requirements for ABP Architects The current eligibility requirements under the Building Act for ABP -Architects are based on a person being a registered architect - with the underpinning skill and experience eligibility requirements being those that apply nationally under the AACA processes. Accordingly, if the Architects Act was repealed, these eligibility requirements could not be met without substantial changes to the Building Act. The Director of Building Control has existing processes in place for determining and maintaining the eligibility requirements for other ABP categories (ie, the minimum qualifications, experience or competence required). These would need to be applied to develop new eligibility criteria for ABP - Architects. It is likely that such processes would have reference to the existing level of competence and qualification requirements achieved by the AACA processes. The Building Act would have to be substantially amended to reflect the nationally consistent skill and experience eligibility requirements that apply nationally under the AACA processes. The AACA has advised that: AACA s current constitution provides for membership only of nominees from the existing state and territory architect registration boards. Its assessment and accreditation processes are provided to its membership and all processes, including that relating to the accreditation of programs in architecture offered by Australian schools, are subject to copyright. Accordingly, under the second approach the Government would need to reach agreement with the AACA over the use of its intellectual property rights associated with its examinations and associated processes and any assistance required from the AACA regarding the conduct of exams and other related eligibility assessments. There would September 2014 Page 11

13 be substantial costs associated with both options, however it is not possible to say at this point what the level of such costs would be. AACA recognition of University of Tasmania Courses in Architecture The AACA accredits Australian universities and other institutions that offer courses in architecture. Hence, accreditation of a course by the AACA allows graduates of that course to be considered for registration by interstate registration authorities. That is, subject to meeting specified experience requirements, persons who hold a qualification from an accredited course are then able to sit the AACA's Architectural Practice Exam (APE), which applicants are required to pass in order to become registered as an Architect. Advice received from the University of Tasmania indicates that it considers that the Architects Act is required so as to not disadvantage those who choose to study architecture at the University's School of Architecture and Design. The University's concern is if the Architects Act is repealed, then it may lose its accreditation by AACA. The AACA has advised that: Programs in architecture are currently accredited through the process known as the Australian Architecture Program Accreditation and Recognition Procedure. The Procedure is available to all accrediting authorities, ie the Architects Registration Board in each state and territory, including the. If there was not a Tasmanian Board, programs in architecture offered in Tasmania would not be eligible for accreditation and accordingly would not be accepted for national listing by AACA. The consequence of this would impact upon the viability of these programs. The loss of the University's accreditation would mean that qualifications gained through its courses would not be accepted as meeting the qualification requirements necessary to sit the AACA's APE. This in turn would prevent future graduates of the University of Tasmania from meeting some of the registration requirements of other jurisdictions. This would clearly have a significant adverse impact on the viability of the University's Architecture and Design courses. A review of the Procedure to which the AACA refers, indicates that it is designed on the basis that all Australian States and Territories register architects - which is understandable given that the AACA was tasked with developing nationally consistent assessment processes for architects. Consequently, the Procedure does not contemplate a situation where a state or territory does not register architects. Whilst the Tasmanian Government could request the AACA to effect changes that would enable the procedure to accredit University of Tasmania courses of architecture if the Architects Act were repealed, such an outcome is not certain. Alternatively, other state and territory governments would need to be persuaded by the Tasmanian Government to amend their Acts or Regulations to specifically recognise University of Tasmania courses of architecture. Such a course of action would take significant time and, again, the outcome is not certain. September 2014 Page 12

14 Recommendation: That any change to existing legislation take into account the consequences to accreditation of the Architecture and Design program provided by the University of Tasmania and the impact on students undertaking courses offered by UTAS in this field. Registration of Tasmanian Architects in other Jurisdictions In light of the linkages between the AACA processes and jurisdictional eligibility requirements for the registration of architects, the repeal of the Architects Act would also have implications for the registration of Tasmanian architects in other jurisdictions. (Those Tasmanian architects who have already gained interstate registration on the basis of their registration as an architect in Tasmania would not be affected by this option.) However, those who have not gained interstate registration would no longer be able to do so under the national Mutual Recognition Act 1992 arrangements, as there would be no Tasmanian registration on which to base mutual recognition. Rather, they would have to seek registration in another jurisdiction as a fresh applicant. In this situation, the impact on Tasmanian architects would be: If they were graduates from a course that is accredited by the AACA, then they would meet the qualification requirements necessary to sit the APE. They would then have to pass the APE to obtain registration. If they were graduates from the University of Tasmania at a time when the University's courses were accredited, then it is possible that they would still be able to meet the qualification requirements necessary to sit the APE. This is, however, dependant on whether the relevant jurisdictional registration authority recognises qualifications from past accredited courses as meeting their requirements for sitting the APE. This situation would also apply to qualifications from any other Australian institutions whose courses were no longer accredited. If the relevant jurisdictional registration authority did not recognise a person's qualification as being from an accredited course, then to meet the qualification requirements necessary to sit the APE they would first need to pass the AACA's National Program of Assessment (NPrA). The NPrA is designed to assess persons who have no formal architectural qualifications. The experience requirements under the NPrA are significantly greater than those required under other pathways to sitting the APE (minimum of 7 years work experience in a related field within the last ten years, three of which must be in an architect's office). Those with no formal architectural qualifications would need to undertake the NPrA before they could qualify to sit the APE. This situation would result in some Tasmanian architects facing significant barriers to being able to gain registration as an architect interstate as a result of the repeal of the Architects Act. It should be noted that this outcome is not a direct result of the way that the Mutual Recognition Act operates. Rather it is a function of the eligibility requirements imposed by the various registration authorities combined with the AACA eligibility assessment arrangements used by those authorities. September 2014 Page 13

15 10. Defining work No comments. 11. Planning No comments. 12. Plumbing and Building No comments. 13. Appeals and the Review of determinations or applications Based on past experience most enquiries from the public relating to issues with Architects have been resolved by informal mediation by the Board without the need for consumers to lodge formal complaints. It is extremely unlikely that significant additional administrative costs will occur. In this event the Board has sufficient reserves and operates at a surplus, and could fund the handling of Complaints at the current level of complaints without increasing registration fees. The Tasmanian Board of Architects is a party to the Joint Model Statutory Code of Professional Standards and Conduct and so already has a system in place to ensure that appeals and reviews are undertaken appropriately. September 2014 September 2014 Page 14

Assessor Advice Re: CPC and CPC08 Training Packages

Assessor Advice Re: CPC and CPC08 Training Packages 373 Elizabeth Street North Hobart, Tasmania 7000 PO Box 547 North Hobart, Tasmania 7002 03 6218 2841 enquiries@artibus.com.au www.artibus.com.au Assessor Advice Re: CPC and CPC08 Training Packages Artibus

More information

SECOND READING SPEECH

SECOND READING SPEECH SECOND READING SPEECH Ambulance Service Amendment Bill 2013 Mr Speaker The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Ambulance Service Act 1982 to better reflect contemporary ambulance practice and to provide

More information

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. Regulation of the Architect Profession within Australia An Overview

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. Regulation of the Architect Profession within Australia An Overview Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Regulation of the Architect Profession within Australia An Overview February 2015 Table of Contents 1. Introduction... 3 2. Registration Requirements for Individuals...

More information

Speech Pathology Australia. Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners

Speech Pathology Australia. Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners Speech Pathology Australia Response to: Consultation paper: Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners (February 2011) Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council Response date: Response

More information

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Response to CoAG s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: proposed arrangements 19 December 2008 1. INTRODUCTION The Royal Australian College

More information

Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner

Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner 7160 Introduction The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) for health professionals in Australia commenced on 1 July 2010

More information

SUBMISSION TO PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REVIEW OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION SCHEMES JANUARY 2015

SUBMISSION TO PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REVIEW OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION SCHEMES JANUARY 2015 QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF TEACHERS SUBMISSION TO PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REVIEW OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION SCHEMES JANUARY 2015 BACKGROUND The Queensland College of Teachers ( the QCT ) was established in January

More information

2 March 2015. Mutual Recognition Schemes Study Productivity Commission Locked Bag 2 Collins Street East MELBOURNE VIC 8003

2 March 2015. Mutual Recognition Schemes Study Productivity Commission Locked Bag 2 Collins Street East MELBOURNE VIC 8003 2 March 2015 Mutual Recognition Schemes Study Productivity Commission Locked Bag 2 Collins Street East MELBOURNE VIC 8003 Sent via email to: mutual.recognition@pc.gov.au Dear Commissioner, Master Electricians

More information

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT Australian Medical Council The purpose of the Australian Medical Council is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment

More information

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON E-HEALTH

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON E-HEALTH NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON E-HEALTH Council of Australian Governments An agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the States and Territories, being: The State of New South Wales The State

More information

7 Legal services. Legislative restrictions on competition

7 Legal services. Legislative restrictions on competition 7 Legal services Legal services have an important role in ensuring justice according to the law and in the daily operations of citizens and businesses. Legal practitioners provide services in areas such

More information

Submission in response to the Life Insurance and Advice Working Group Interim Report on Retail Life Insurance

Submission in response to the Life Insurance and Advice Working Group Interim Report on Retail Life Insurance 30 January 2015 Mr John Trowbridge Chairman Life Insurance and Advice Working Group Email: submissions@trowbridge.com.au Dear Mr Trowbridge, Submission in response to the Life Insurance and Advice Working

More information

Australian ssociation

Australian ssociation Australian ssociation Practice Standards for Social Workers: Achieving Outcomes of Social Workers Australian Association of Social Workers September 2003 Contents Page Introduction... 3 Format of the Standards...

More information

Regulation of Insolvency Practitioners

Regulation of Insolvency Practitioners 1 Regulation of Insolvency Practitioners Regulatory Impact Statement EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Under insolvency, the main issue is that there is rarely enough money to pay all the creditors everything they are

More information

Submission to the Review of the General Insurance Code of Practice

Submission to the Review of the General Insurance Code of Practice Submission to the Review of the General Insurance Code of Practice 1 July 2009 Mr A.O. Libke Administrative Officer GPO Box 1705 Brisbane QLD 4001 Ph. 07 3229 6663 Email adminoffice@aicla.org Executive

More information

MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS - GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS - GENERAL PRACTITIONERS MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS - GENERAL PRACTITIONERS 1. Personal Details What is your medical specialty (if any)? Title: Dr Mr Mrs Ms Other (please specify) Family

More information

Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008

Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008 NATIONAL REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS Chiropractic Boards response 15 December 2008 CONSULTATION PAPER Proposed arrangements for accreditation Issued by the Practitioner

More information

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement This statement sets out the regulatory approach of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). It

More information

Labour Mobility Act QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Labour Mobility Act QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Labour Mobility Act QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Background: Agreement on Internal Trade... 1 Background: Labour Mobility Act... 3 Economic Impacts... 5 Role of Professional and Occupational Associations... 5

More information

NATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NIBA) Submission to WorkCover Western Australia. Legislative Review 2013

NATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NIBA) Submission to WorkCover Western Australia. Legislative Review 2013 NATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NIBA) ABOUT NIBA Submission to WorkCover Western Australia Legislative Review 2013 February 2014 NIBA is the peak body of the insurance broking profession

More information

FOREIGN LAWYERS AND THE PRACTISE OF FOREIGN LAW IN AUSTRALIA

FOREIGN LAWYERS AND THE PRACTISE OF FOREIGN LAW IN AUSTRALIA FOREIGN LAWYERS AND THE PRACTISE OF FOREIGN LAW IN AUSTRALIA AN INFORMATION PAPER LAW COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA Disclaimer This information paper has been prepared by the Law Council of Australia with the aim

More information

Training and Skills Development Act 2008

Training and Skills Development Act 2008 Version: 1.7.2015 South Australia Training and Skills Development Act 2008 An Act relating to higher education, vocational education and training, adult community education, and education services for

More information

Building Work Contractors Act 1995

Building Work Contractors Act 1995 Version: 21.11.2015 South Australia Building Work Contractors Act 1995 An Act to regulate building work contractors and the supervision of building work; and for other purposes. Contents Part 1 Preliminary

More information

Australia-wide accreditation of programs for the professional preparation of teachers. A consultation paper

Australia-wide accreditation of programs for the professional preparation of teachers. A consultation paper Australia-wide accreditation of programs for the professional preparation of teachers A consultation paper was established as the national body for the teaching profession with funding provided by the

More information

Local Health Network Procedure

Local Health Network Procedure Local Health Network Procedure Adelaide Local Health Networks CREDENTIALING AND DEFINING SCOPE OF CLINICAL PRACTICE- ALLIED HEALTH Effective Date 1 July 2011 Approval Authority Chief Executive Officer

More information

Sincerely yours, Kathryn Hurford Associate Director, Policy

Sincerely yours, Kathryn Hurford Associate Director, Policy 8 July 2005 Malaysia FTA Taskforce Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade R. G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent BARTON ACT 0221 Dear Sir/Madam, Engineers Australia is the peak body for engineering

More information

AMA NSW AND ASMOF NSW Submission on Health Practitioners Regulation National Law

AMA NSW AND ASMOF NSW Submission on Health Practitioners Regulation National Law AMA NSW AND ASMOF NSW Submission on Health Practitioners Regulation National Law This submission is filed jointly on behalf of AMA NSW and ASMOF NSW. We note the submission of the Australian Medical Association

More information

Council - 26 March 2009. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations

Council - 26 March 2009. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations - 26 March 2009 Professional indemnity insurance Executive summary and recommendations Introduction The subject of professional indemnity insurance was previously discussed by the on 3 July 2008 (in their

More information

Guideline on professional indemnity insurance for psychologists

Guideline on professional indemnity insurance for psychologists Guideline on professional indemnity insurance 8304 Contents Summary 1 Background 1 Scope 1 Voluntary work 1 Overseas practitioners 1 Run-off and retroactive cover 2 Group cover 2 Employer cover 2 Educational

More information

Motor Vehicle Insurance. and. Repair Industry. Code of Conduct

Motor Vehicle Insurance. and. Repair Industry. Code of Conduct . Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct Revised March 2011 MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE AND REPAIR INDUSTRY CODE OF CONDUCT 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE... 3 1. PRINCIPLES OF THE CODE...

More information

Individual Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004, s128 and s17

Individual Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004, s128 and s17 Application to renew/issue an expired licence Construction Occupation licence Individual Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004, s128 and s17 This form is to be used for individuals to: renew a

More information

Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) CPP40307. Unit Descriptions & Evidence Required to Demonstrate Competency

Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) CPP40307. Unit Descriptions & Evidence Required to Demonstrate Competency Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) CPP40307 Unit Descriptions & Evidence Required to Demonstrate Competency Agenda Course Description... 3 Pathways Information... 3 Entry Requirements...

More information

PLUMBING INDUSTRY LICENSING SCHEME (SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND) DUTIES OF A LICENSED BUSINESS

PLUMBING INDUSTRY LICENSING SCHEME (SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND) DUTIES OF A LICENSED BUSINESS PLUMBING INDUSTRY LICENSING SCHEME (SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND) DUTIES OF A LICENSED BUSINESS January 2010 INTRODUCTION This document has been prepared to provide Licensed Business with a guide to their

More information

RIBA Chartered Practice. Accreditation Criteria and Standards Standards and Enforcement Procedures

RIBA Chartered Practice. Accreditation Criteria and Standards Standards and Enforcement Procedures RIBA Chartered Practice Accreditation Criteria and Standards Standards and Enforcement Procedures Updated June 2012 0 Accreditation Criteria and Standards In order to qualify as an RIBA Chartered Practice,

More information

Joint Statement of Principles for Professional Accreditation

Joint Statement of Principles for Professional Accreditation Universities Australia and Professions Australia Joint Statement of Principles for Professional Accreditation 9 March 2016 Preamble Professions Australia and Universities Australia, and the members of

More information

Changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Framework. Policy update 5 Energy Performance Certificate compliance and enforcement

Changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Framework. Policy update 5 Energy Performance Certificate compliance and enforcement Changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Framework Policy update 5 Energy Performance Certificate compliance and enforcement Changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Framework Policy update

More information

CRITERIA AND OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR WORKPLACE REHABILITATION PROVIDERS 2015

CRITERIA AND OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR WORKPLACE REHABILITATION PROVIDERS 2015 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Sections 34D and 34E CRITERIA AND OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR WORKPLACE REHABILITATION PROVIDERS 2015 Pursuant to sections 34D and 34E of the Safety, Rehabilitation

More information

Accredited Body Report CPA Australia. For the period ended 30 June 2013

Accredited Body Report CPA Australia. For the period ended 30 June 2013 Accredited Body Report CPA Australia For the period ended 30 June 2013 Financial Markets Authority Website: www.fma.govt.nz Auckland Office Level 5, Ernst & Young Building 2 Takutai Square, Britomart PO

More information

ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS

ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS SEEKING APPROVAL AS INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS TRANSPORT ACCIDENT COMMISSION 1. Application Directed To Transport Accident Commission (TAC) WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) Both

More information

Revised Standards for Assessment of Nurses and Midwives for Migration Purposes

Revised Standards for Assessment of Nurses and Midwives for Migration Purposes Revised Standards for Assessment of Nurses and Midwives for Migration Purposes June 2013 Contents Introduction 1 Standard One 2 Standard Two 3 Standard Three 4 Standard Four 5 Standard Five 6 Revised Standards

More information

COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES

COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION June 2015 38 Cavenagh Street DARWIN NT 0800 Postal Address GPO Box 915 DARWIN NT 0801 Email: utilities.commission@nt.gov.au Website:

More information

Queensland. Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008

Queensland. Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008 Queensland Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008 Act No. 62 of 2008 Queensland Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act

More information

Western Australian Auditor General s Report. Regulation of Training Organisations

Western Australian Auditor General s Report. Regulation of Training Organisations Western Australian Auditor General s Report Regulation of Training Organisations Report 11: June 2015 Office of the Auditor General Western Australia 7 th Floor Albert Facey House 469 Wellington Street,

More information

Guidance for English and Welsh lawyers on the practice of foreign law in Australia and admission as an Australian legal practitioner

Guidance for English and Welsh lawyers on the practice of foreign law in Australia and admission as an Australian legal practitioner www.lawsociety.org.uk/international Guidance for English and Welsh lawyers on the practice of foreign law in Australia and admission as an Australian legal practitioner October 2015 Table of contents Introduction

More information

Australian Institute of Building Submission to the Review of the New South Wales Home Building Act 1989

Australian Institute of Building Submission to the Review of the New South Wales Home Building Act 1989 Australian Institute of Building Submission to the Review of the New South Wales Home Building Act 1989 Introduction The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the

More information

aaca NCSA 01 The National Competency Standards in Architecture aaca Architects Accreditation Council of Australia PO Box 236 Civic Square ACT 2608

aaca NCSA 01 The National Competency Standards in Architecture aaca Architects Accreditation Council of Australia PO Box 236 Civic Square ACT 2608 aaca NCSA 01 The National Competency Standards in Architecture aaca Architects Accreditation Council of Australia PO Box 236 Civic Square ACT 2608 NCSA 01 Competency Based Assessment in Architecture THE

More information

Review of the Professional Engineers Act

Review of the Professional Engineers Act Review of the Professional Engineers Act Submission to the Department of Public Works Queensland September 1999 The Institution of Engineers, Australia Richard Moore, Executive Director The Institution

More information

australian and new zealand architecture program accreditation procedure ANZ APAP

australian and new zealand architecture program accreditation procedure ANZ APAP australian and new zealand architecture program accreditation procedure ANZ APAP Published and jointly owned by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the Australian Institute of

More information

Home Building Protection Review Consultation Responses

Home Building Protection Review Consultation Responses Home Building Protection Review Consultation Responses November 2014 Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Response overview 2 3 The insurance model 3 First resort model 4 Mandatory last resort fidelity fund 4 Voluntary

More information

ARCHITECTS BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ARCHITECTS BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA ARCHITECTS BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA Application for Registration in Western Australia under Mutual Recognition Form 02 3 August 2015 Use of this Form This form is to be used by people wishing to apply

More information

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DENTISTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1994 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DENTISTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1994 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 1994 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DENTISTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1994 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Circulated by authority of the Minister for Health Terry Connolly MLA Authorised by the ACT

More information

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PANEL ON HOME AFFAIRS. Regulation of the Property Management Industry

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PANEL ON HOME AFFAIRS. Regulation of the Property Management Industry LC Paper No. CB(2)2258/10-11(05) For Discussion on 8 July 2011 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PANEL ON HOME AFFAIRS Regulation of the Property Management Industry Introduction This paper briefs Members on the key

More information

COAG National Legal Profession Reform Discussion Paper: Trust money and trust accounting

COAG National Legal Profession Reform Discussion Paper: Trust money and trust accounting COAG National Legal Profession Reform Discussion Paper: Trust money and trust accounting Purpose The purpose of this Paper is to outline the Taskforce s preferred approach to regulation of trust money

More information

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sunrise Evaluation Report This questionnaire is designed to obtain information, which will assist the Department of State in evaluating the need for regulation of an occupation

More information

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT Harmonisation Topics Agenda Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU s) Directors & Officers inc due diligence Workers Consultation Health & Safety

More information

Competition in Professional Services

Competition in Professional Services Competition in Professional Services The Competition Authority is undertaking a study across a range of eight professions in the construction, legal and medical sectors of the Irish economy. The specific

More information

SUBMISSION TO: Practitioner Regulation Subcommittee Health Workforce Principal Committee. Proposed Arrangements for Accreditation

SUBMISSION TO: Practitioner Regulation Subcommittee Health Workforce Principal Committee. Proposed Arrangements for Accreditation Level 2 / 11-19 Bank Place T 61 3 9642 4899 office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Melbourne Victoria 3000 F 61 3 9642 4922 www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au SUBMISSION TO: Practitioner Regulation Subcommittee

More information

Knowledge. Practical guide to competition damages claims in the UK

Knowledge. Practical guide to competition damages claims in the UK Knowledge Practical guide to competition damages claims in the UK Practical guide to competition damages claims in the UK Contents Reforms to damages litigation in the UK for infringements of competition

More information

Cert III in Financial Services (Mercantile) FNS30404

Cert III in Financial Services (Mercantile) FNS30404 "B" Information relating to Public Service and why they are compelled to secure Investigative / Fraud Control / Mercantile Collection qualifications. Relevant Courses Certificate III in Financial Services

More information

Home Warranty Insurance Claim Form

Home Warranty Insurance Claim Form Home Warranty Insurance Claim Form General WFI Insurance Limited (ABN 24 000 036 279) trading as Lumley Insurance offers Builders Home Warranty Insurance to owner Builders and Licensed Builders in the

More information

Contact: Dr. Judy Hyde. 1 P a g e. President ACPA. judy.hyde@acpa.org.au

Contact: Dr. Judy Hyde. 1 P a g e. President ACPA. judy.hyde@acpa.org.au Response of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) to the Psychology Board of Australia s Consultation Paper 25: On ending the higher degree exemption from sitting the National Psychology

More information

Submission by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Submission by the Commonwealth Ombudsman Submission by the Commonwealth Ombudsman INQUIRY INTO NATIONAL REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION SCHEME FOR DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH WORKERS Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee by the Commonwealth

More information

Queensland NURSING ACT 1992

Queensland NURSING ACT 1992 Queensland NURSING ACT 1992 Act No. 55 of 1992 Queensland NURSING ACT 1992 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page PART 1 PRELIMINARY 1 Short title..................................................... 10 2 Commencement................................................

More information

Legal Practitioners and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (Act)

Legal Practitioners and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (Act) Legal Practitioners and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 LAW COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA Legal Practitioners and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (Act) With effect from 1 March 2010, the Act, in conjunction with

More information

Contents Part 1 Cross-professional mandatory standards...2 Future considerations...4 Part 2 Profession-specific responses...5 Dental standards...

Contents Part 1 Cross-professional mandatory standards...2 Future considerations...4 Part 2 Profession-specific responses...5 Dental standards... Contents Part 1 Cross-professional mandatory standards...2 Future considerations...4 Part 2 Profession-specific responses...5 Dental standards...5 CPD and recency of practice...5 Scope of practice standard...5

More information

Licence Application Guidelines

Licence Application Guidelines Licence Application Guidelines Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 Table of Contents Disclaimer... 1 Definition of conveyancing business... 2 What is conveyancing work?... 2 Licensing requirements... 2 Disqualified

More information

Indemnity and Insurance Arrangements for Clinical Trials in the Public and Private Sectors in Australia

Indemnity and Insurance Arrangements for Clinical Trials in the Public and Private Sectors in Australia Indemnity and Insurance Arrangements for Clinical Trials in the Public and Private Sectors in Australia Report to the National Health and Medical Research Council Prepared by Rallis Legal Index Definition

More information

Australian Association of. Professional Bookkeepers Limited. Submission regarding

Australian Association of. Professional Bookkeepers Limited. Submission regarding Australian Association of Professional Bookkeepers Limited Submission regarding Tax Agents Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 ( The Transitional Provisions ) and

More information

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS (NATIONAL RECOGNITION) BILL 2016

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS (NATIONAL RECOGNITION) BILL 2016 TASMANIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS (NATIONAL RECOGNITION) BILL 2016 PART 1 PRELIMINARY 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Object of Act 4. Interpretation 5. Local DVO 6. Interstate DVO 7. Registered foreign

More information

University of New England Compliance Management Framework and Procedures

University of New England Compliance Management Framework and Procedures University of New England Compliance Management Framework and Procedures Document data: Document type: Administering entity: Framework and Procedures Audit and Risk Directorate Records management system

More information

KEY ELEMENTS OF NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK. New Statutory Board Council for Estate Agencies to strengthen regulation of real estate agency industry

KEY ELEMENTS OF NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK. New Statutory Board Council for Estate Agencies to strengthen regulation of real estate agency industry ANNEX A KEY ELEMENTS OF NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK New Statutory Board Council for Estate Agencies to strengthen regulation of real estate agency industry Enhanced Licensing for Estate Agents Appointed Key

More information

Background. Requirement for licensees to hold professional indemnity insurance. (September 2002).

Background. Requirement for licensees to hold professional indemnity insurance. (September 2002). Regulation impact statement: Requiring Australian Financial Services Licensees to assure ASIC on the adequacy of their professional indemnity insurance Background Requirement for licensees to hold professional

More information

NATIONAL PROTOCOLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION APPROVAL PROCESSES

NATIONAL PROTOCOLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION APPROVAL PROCESSES NATIONAL PROTOCOLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION APPROVAL PROCESSES The following National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes were recommended by the Joint Committee on Higher Education and approved

More information

Competition Policy Review. SUBMISSION by the OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER

Competition Policy Review. SUBMISSION by the OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER SUBMISSION by the OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER JUNE 2014 We are writing to provide some observations on small business aspects of the competition policy review. Importance & challenges

More information

OWNER BUILDER AS AN WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993

OWNER BUILDER AS AN WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 AS AN OWNER BUILDER building work? What records should I keep? Is insurance required? W I need approval for? What do I need approval for? How do I obtain building work? How do I obtain approval? What records

More information

Introduction Continuing Competence Framework Components Glossary of Terms. ANMC Continuing Competence Framework

Introduction Continuing Competence Framework Components Glossary of Terms. ANMC Continuing Competence Framework continuing competence framework february 2009 Introduction Continuing Competence Framework Components Glossary of Terms ANMC Continuing Competence Framework Component Requirement PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

More information

Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community

Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community Attorney-General s Department Submission

More information

Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry

Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry 7 May 2015 Ms Meghan Quinn General Manager Financial System and Services Division The Treasury Langton Crescent PARKES ACT 2600 By email: ProfessionalStandards@treasury.gov.au Dear Ms Quinn Lifting the

More information

COURSE HANDBOOK AND ENROLMENT GUIDE

COURSE HANDBOOK AND ENROLMENT GUIDE 2015 COURSE HANDBOOK AND ENROLMENT GUIDE BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration SRBM College (RTO No: 32205) Page 1 Accredited Quality Education SRBM College operates as a Registered Training

More information

Professional Indemnity Insurance Application Form for Eligible Midwives

Professional Indemnity Insurance Application Form for Eligible Midwives Professional Indemnity Insurance Application Form for Eligible Midwives This Form will be used by MIGA to consider your application for Professional Indemnity Insurance with MIGA and for your automatic

More information

Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law)

Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law) Accreditation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 1 (the National Law) This paper which has been developed by accreditation authorities, national boards and the Australian Health

More information

LIV Limitation of Liability Scheme Guide UPDATED AUGUST 2015

LIV Limitation of Liability Scheme Guide UPDATED AUGUST 2015 LIV Limitation of Liability Scheme Guide UPDATED AUGUST 2015 2 Professional benefits for LIV members The LIV is pleased to have in force a Limitation of Liability Scheme pursuant to the Professional Standards

More information

AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy

AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy 1 INTRODUCTION The AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy builds into the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) the capacity to genuinely support students lifelong learning. It is Australia s national

More information

Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2012

Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2012 Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2012 Explanatory Notes Short title The Short title of the Bill is the Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2012. Policy

More information

Standard 1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations. Safety and Quality Improvement Guide

Standard 1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations. Safety and Quality Improvement Guide Standard 1 Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations Safety and Quality Improvement Guide 1 1 1October 1 2012 ISBN: Print: 978-1-921983-27-6 Electronic: 978-1-921983-28-3 Suggested

More information

RTO Policy 9: Issuing Qualifications

RTO Policy 9: Issuing Qualifications RTO Policy 9: Issuing Qualifications 2 RTO POLICY 9: ISSUING QUALIFICATIONS OWNERSHIP This policy is the responsibility of CPA Australia s Registered Training Organisation () working group ( Working Group).

More information

Recommended Guideline on the Governance of the Architectural Profession

Recommended Guideline on the Governance of the Architectural Profession Union Internationale des Architectes International Union of Architects Recommended Guideline on the Governance of the Architectural Profession (Role of regulatory and professional bodies) Approved by the

More information

australian nursing federation

australian nursing federation australian nursing federation Submission to Department of Health and Ageing in response to the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) System Legislation Issues Paper August 2011 Lee Thomas

More information

Submission on Insolvency Practitioner Regulation To the Competition, Trade & Investment Branch, Ministry of Economic Development.

Submission on Insolvency Practitioner Regulation To the Competition, Trade & Investment Branch, Ministry of Economic Development. Submission on Insolvency Practitioner Regulation To the Competition, Trade & Investment Branch, Ministry of Economic Development Prepared by Grant Thornton Submission on Insolvency Practitioner Regulation

More information

Certificate IV in Legal Services

Certificate IV in Legal Services Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB42215 Course Guidelines General Information This document provides an overview of the Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB42215) qualification offered via the Queensland

More information

Strategic Industry Audit Report

Strategic Industry Audit Report Strategic Industry Audit Report www.tac.wa.gov.au 2012 Strategic Industry Audit of qualifications which lead to an electrician s licence in Western Australia The Training Accreditation Council conducted

More information

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 I, Ian Elgin Macfarlane, Minister for Industry, make this legislative instrument under subsection 185(1) and subsection 186(1) of the National

More information

REQUIREMENT FOR PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

REQUIREMENT FOR PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUIREMENT FOR PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENGINEERING SERVICES REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE ACPECC SECRETARIAT 2012 Questionnaire on the Requirements for Provision of Professional Services Notes: Services

More information

The Cloud and Cross-Border Risks - Singapore

The Cloud and Cross-Border Risks - Singapore The Cloud and Cross-Border Risks - Singapore February 2011 What is the objective of the paper? Macquarie Telecom has commissioned this paper by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in

More information

Regulatory Impact Statement

Regulatory Impact Statement Regulatory Impact Statement Audit Firm Incorporation Agency Disclosure Statement 1 This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 2 It provides an

More information

Submission to lifting the professional, ethical and educational standards in the financial services industry.

Submission to lifting the professional, ethical and educational standards in the financial services industry. Submission to lifting the professional, ethical and educational standards in the financial services industry. May 2015 About National Seniors Australia National Seniors Australia is a not-for-profit organisation

More information

Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer and National Recognition Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer and National Recognition Policy Department Vocational Education & Training Author(s) David Hynes 7.0 Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer and National Recognition Policy Approved Principal Version 1.0 Authorised Principal AQTF

More information

Insolvency Practitioners Bill

Insolvency Practitioners Bill Insolvency Practitioners Bill Government Bill Explanatory note General policy statement The Insolvency Practitioners Bill introduces a negative licensing system that gives the Registrar of Companies the

More information

Final Report: A National Code of Conduct for health care workers

Final Report: A National Code of Conduct for health care workers Final Report A National Code of Conduct for health care workers 17 April 2015 1 Final Report A National Code of Conduct for health care workers [Date to be inserted upon Ministerial agreement] This report

More information

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS BILL 2010

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS BILL 2010 About Healthcare Identifiers QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HEALTHCARE IDENTIFIERS BILL 2010 Q1. What is the Healthcare Identifiers Service? The Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service will implement and maintain a

More information