The unifying alliance of Professional Associations that represents close to 1 million Australian professionals including engineers, healthcare and computing professionals, veterinarians and accountants.
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
- ACoP signs MOU with peak NeuroDiversity BodyThe Australian Council of Professions has formalised its collaboration with Believe:neuroDIVERSITY (B:nD), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to highlight the strengths of neurodiversity in order to improve the outcomes of neurodivergent people within Australia. Originally inspired by Harvey Blume’s 1998 comment in The Atlantic that “Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the … Continue reading “ACoP signs MOU with peak NeuroDiversity Body”
- Extended Support for Australia’s Education SectorThe Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement today of an extended multi-million-dollar financial package supporting the education sector to bounce back as international borders reopen. Today’s announcement comes on the back of requests to ACoP for consultative input from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) on how the sector … Continue reading “Extended Support for Australia’s Education Sector”
- 50 Year AnniversaryThe Australian Council of Professions is celebrating 50 Years of thought leadership and advocacy for professional associations and their member professionals. Since the mid-1960s, there had been state-based interest and activities to coordinate and support the various professional associations. In October 1970, the professional associations in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia discussed … Continue reading “50 Year Anniversary”
- Work-Integrated Learning during the Pandemic and BeyondDespite the ongoing disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure graduates entering the Professions in the future are work ready. While many innovative ways of providing WIL have been developed, more efforts are required to achieve best practices in student placements. At the same time, the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF), … Continue reading “Work-Integrated Learning during the Pandemic and Beyond”
- ACoP presents at Glasgow COP26 Forum
- Forum for Climate ActionWith our Member Organisations endorsing the global Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter, the Australian Council of Professions is facilitating an initiative to assist other professional organisations exploring ways they too can help secure a sustainable future. The Australian / New Zealand ‘Forum for Climate Action’ enables sharing and harnessing of joint expertise and climate-relevant resources … Continue reading “Forum for Climate Action”
- Professional Organisations support the Climate Charter!With the discourse on “Net Zero by 2050” and similar goals running hot, we have explored the possibilities of professional associations in Australia and New Zealand expressing their support for progressing the goals of the Paris Agreement. To gauge support for a joint activity within the context of the Glasgow COP 26 meeting, we held … Continue reading “Professional Organisations support the Climate Charter!”
- Neurodiversity in the Professions“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment?” wrote Harvey Blume in The Atlantic in 1998. Over 20 years later, have we progressed much in leveraging neurologically diverse talent to increase … Continue reading “Neurodiversity in the Professions”
- Ethical Concerns on Artificial IntelligenceThe game-changing promises of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to do things more efficiently, faster and at a lower cost have recently been tempered by concerns. Can these complex, opaque AI systems do more societal harm than economic good? Artificial Intelligence systems that neglect humans as a core design principle have the potential to challenge ethical decision-making … Continue reading “Ethical Concerns on Artificial Intelligence”
- Pandemic Impact on Ethical Decision-MakingA theme that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for self-care in an environment that has disrupted the professional’s work environment. Right now, professionals and their governing bodies are making long term decisions based on seismic shifts arising from the pandemic.
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