What we do

As the unifying alliance of Professional Associations that represents more than 800,000 Australian professionals, we are acknowledged by the community, industry and government as the Thought Leaders advocating for the Professions, Professionals and Professionalism since 1971.
With our member professional associations and supporting organisations we share the mission of building and maintaining community confidence in all professionals.

Thought Leadership

To fulfil our Purpose, Vision and Mission we are further growing our thought leadership with the goal of being “the Meeting Place for Thought Leaders on all things Professional“. Based on input and feedback from our Members, our focus is on three main policy areas:
Education, Accreditation and Employability
Professionalism and Ethics
Diversity and Inclusion


Policy Area: Education and Accreditation

This main policy area covers Micro-Credentials, Life-Long-Learning/Education and Employability, Continuing Professional Education & Development (CPD/CPE) and is managed by our Education and Accreditation Portfolio Committee.

Major recent portfolio activities have been:


Policy Area: Professionalism and Ethics

This main policy area covers Professionalism and Ethics and is managed by our Professionalism and Ethics Portfolio Committee.

Major recent portfolio activities have been:


Policy Area: Diversity And Inclusion

This main policy area covers Broad-Based Diversity (gender, LGBTI, race, ethnicity, migration status, age, disability, etc.) and is managed by our Diversity Portfolio Committee.

Major recent portfolio activities have been:


Advocacy

In addition to the above three policy focus areas, we do advocacy activities when and where beneficial and/or asked for by our Member organisations.

Major recent advocacy initiatives and activities have been:


Partnerships

To be effective in our policy areas and our advocacy, we maintain reciprocal relationships with organisations relevant to the professional domain, including:
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
Universities Australia (UA)
Department of Education, Skills and Employability (DESE)
Council of Small Business Organisations (COSBOA)
Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO)
Associations Forum


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