You will require this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association. 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 group and 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. The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in Tasmania only, or Tasmania and another State or Territory.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.