Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are an occupational association applying for a scheme to limit the occupational liability of members of your association, improve occupational standards and protect consumers of services provided by members of the scheme. An occupational association is a body corporate:

  • Representing the interests of persons who are members of the same or related occupational groups, including a professional or trade group; and
  • Where membership is limited to members of that occupational group.

Occupational liability is a civil liability, payment of damages or potential lawsuit arising directly or vicariously from anything done or omitted by a member of an occupational association in the performance of their occupation. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval you must:

  • Be an occupational association;
  • Satisfy the requirements of the Professional Standards Council;
  • Apply for a scheme in accordance with the legislation;
  • Pay the prescribed fee; and
  • Reapply for scheme approval at least every five years.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Act(s) name

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Professional Standards Council

Operating address:
Level 2, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 4021
New South Wales 2001




02 83150800


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