Approval of a Professional Standards Scheme - Australian Capital Territory


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. The scheme aims to help improve the standards of professionals that are a part of occupational associations.

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
  • 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
  • reapply for scheme approval at least every five years.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Civil Law (Wrongs) Regulation 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Professional Standards Council

Operating address: St James Centre
Level 2
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4021
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 8315 0800
Phone: 1300 555 772
Website: Professional Standards Council (Opens in new window)