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
- 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 Victoria only, or Victoria and another State or Territory.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.