Key benefits of being a Member of the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP – also known as ‘Professions Australia’) include:
– Participation in the national Alliance of Professional Associations
– Early and easy access and input to government policy-making
– Joint ‘profession-neutral’ representation of interests to governments
– Joint promotion of the professions and professionalism to the community
– Joint support of Australia’s economic, social and environmental well‐being
– Networking and sharing of information, knowledge and experience
One of our strengths is our ability to bring our member organisations together to exchange ideas, share experiences and work collaboratively to progress shared interests and objectives. Recent examples are:
- ‘Guiding for Professionalism’ Project
- COVID-19 Road to Recovery Education/Training Needs
- Higher-Education Sector Response to COVID-19
- Education & Employability
- Micro-Credentials Principles
- AQF Review Submission
- Micro-Credentials Round-Tables
These joint activities and projects make ACoP membership influential in informing and shaping the national discourse and policy development on matters affecting the Professions, in particular Education, Accreditation and Employability, Professionalism and Ethics as well as Diversity and Inclusion.
The activities and projects of the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) are independently funded and supported by its Member organisations.
Becoming a Member
To participate in and benefit from our activities and projects, you can become a member of the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) if you are either a Professional Association established in Australia to represent a profession and/or ensure its quality or if you are a Supporting Organisation that supports professionalism and our vision, mission and constitutional objects.
The annual membership fees have regard to the circumstances of each member organisation: fees for Professional Associations are mainly based on the number of professionals they represent; Supporting Organisation fees are mainly based on the number of staff and/or revenue.
To further explore options of ACoP Membership, please contact us on 1300 664 587 or CEO@Professions.org.au.
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Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
Veterinary Health Professionals
Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Australian Dental Council (ADC)
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
Australian Medical Council (AMC)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
Financial Services Professionals
Education Provider *
Engineers Australia (EA)
Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
Education Provider *
Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)
Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
* Supporting organisation without voting rights.