The unifying alliance of Professional Associations that represents close to 1 million Australian professionals including engineers, healthcare and computing professionals, veterinarians and accountants.

We are acknowledged by the community, industry and government as the Thought Leaders advocating for the Professions, Professionals and Professionalism since 1971.

Our members are professional associations and supporting organisations who share our mission of advocating for community confidence in all professionals and their evidence-based advice in difficult times. Our thought leadership supports the Professions in the areas of

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ACoP News

  • Future of Working: Technology and AI Roundtable – 11 August 2023
    The Australian Council of Professions hosted an informative and thought-provoking Roundtable on 11 August. Facilitated by our Chief Futurist, Dr Simon Eassom, the Roundtable focused on technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), exploring how professions and the work professionals do might change as digital technologies and AI transform the future of work. Professor Peter Dawkins AO, … Read more
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Justine Romanis
    Our third segment of this special series sees our head of diversity, culture and inclusion, Angelina Pillai sitting down with Justine Romanis from Engineers Australia (EA). Justine leads EA’s professional diversity and STEM program which places inclusion and equity at the heart of their initiatives. What does equity mean to you? Diversity can’t exist without … Read more
  • The Future of Working – Interview with Klaus Veil
    In the lead up to the Future of Working Roundtable, our Head of Education and Employability, Lynette Harris has been exploring the future impact of AI with leading experts. This interview features ACoP President Klaus Veil, who – assisted by AI – posits some interesting thoughts into what this means for professional associations. 1. As … Read more
  • The Future of Working – Interview with Simon Eassom
    In the lead up to the Future of Working Roundtable, our Head of Education and Employability, Lynette Harris is conducting a series of thought-provoking interviews with leading experts exploring the future impact of digital technologies and AI. Our first interview features Chief Futurist, Dr Simon Eassom who shares his insights on this topic. 1. The … Read more
  • The Future of Working – Technology and AI – Transforming tomorrow’s Professions and Professionals
    ‘The Future of Working’ is not just a glimpse into tomorrow; it’s a catalyst for action today. Join us to discover how you, as professionals, can adapt, thrive, and harness the transformative power of technology and AI to forge a successful and fulfilling career in the years to come. Following our successful Creating Australia 2040 … Read more
  • Micro-Credentials supporting in-demand jobs for STEM careers
    ACoP, in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia (STA) held an exclusive STEM Careers Consultation Session on 4 July 2023, exploring a broad range of issues impacting pathways into STEM careers and movement between STEM specialisations. STA has been commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist for the Prime Minister’s National Science and Technology … Read more
  • NAIDOC Week 2023: How can Professionals celebrate and respect our Elders?
    Each July, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for 2023 is a call ‘For Our Elders’. As the unifying alliance for Australian professions, ACoP invites all professionals to acknowledge the significance of indigenous Elders and the important role that they have played, and continue to play, … Read more
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Hayley Angell
    In our second segment of this special series, our head of diversity, culture and inclusion, Angelina Pillai chats with Hayley Angell from the Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). Hayley leads CA ANZ’ global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and CA ANZ’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). What does equity mean to you? … Read more
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Jeanene Williams
    Our Head of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion, Angelina Pillai has been catching up with several of our Member Organisations recently to find out how they are addressing and celebrating diversity and equity in their respective professions. In this segment, Ange sits down with Jeanene Williams, Co-Chair of the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) National Diversity and … Read more
  • IWD 2023 – How is your Report Card?
    As International Women’s Day continues to be celebrated across the nation this week with an abundance of events, newsletters, speeches, discussions and banners inviting us to either #EmbraceEquity or #CrackTheCode, there is still an insurmountable amount of work that needs to be undertaken in order for Australia to empower impactful diversity and equality across our … Read more

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