ACoP News

  • Higher-Education Sector Response to COVID-19
    The Australian higher education sector has agreed to take a joint approach to effectively and successfully manage the coronavirus pandemic. In a Joint Statement published today, the sector’s peak bodies outline the principles they believe will meet community expectations for public health and safety while mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on higher education teaching, learning, … Continue reading “Higher-Education Sector Response to COVID-19”
  • Increased Recognition for Professionals and Small Businesses
    The Australian Council of Professions and the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia are pleased and excited to announce the creation of a formal partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding. The two organisations between them serve over one million small businesses through their member organisations. This partnership will provide a much greater reach to … Continue reading “Increased Recognition for Professionals and Small Businesses”
  • Expanding our Leadership
    We are delighted that three well-regarded leaders of professional and educational organisations have joined us in taking our organisation forward to be even more widely recognised and influential as the Unifying Alliance of Professional Associations in Australia. We welcome Julie Strous BVS GAICD (Executive Director – Australasian Veterinary Boards Council), Lynette Harris M.Ed (Director – … Continue reading “Expanding our Leadership”
  • COVID-19 Statement
    The Australian Council of Professions has been carefully monitoring and assessing the corona virus (COVID-19) situation since early February. In these unprecedented and difficult times, our thoughts are with professional associations and their professionals in Australia and around the world.  We in particular acknowledge the health professionals around the globe who are working tirelessly to … Continue reading “COVID-19 Statement”
  • We are now
    Our migration from to the domain is now completed. Implementing the decision at our 2017 Strategic Review and Planning Day we undertook a ‘soft’ and staged migration that commenced with email addresses, then moved to our email lists and has now concluded with the migration of our web site content to a more … Continue reading “We are now”
  • International Womens Day 2020
    As in previous years, the Australian Council of Professions celebrates the International Day of Women by acknowledging, promoting and celebrating the vital position and contribution of female professionals in the professions and professionalism. We believe that equality is not only a women’s issue, but is essential for economies professions, businesses, economies and communities to thrive. … Continue reading “International Womens Day 2020”
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) held a crisis meeting in Canberra two days ago to discuss a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to inform small businesses and consultancies on the issues facing them due to the impending corona virus pandemic.  The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) was a key participant with their … Continue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19)”
  • Education & Employability
    This initiative seeks to explore the future of learning and employability to support a fair, equitable, socially cohesive and prosperous Australia. Led by the Australian Council of Professions, it brings together educators, the professions and industry in a collaborative conversation of thought leaders from various vantage points to explore and draft a Statement of Principles. … Continue reading “Education & Employability”
  • Leading Higher Education Independent joins ACoP
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  • Micro-Credentials Principles
    The Australian Council of Professions continues to progress the creation of a Principles of Micro-Credentials document with broad-based input from the Professions and other stakeholders. Our activities so far have been: The Inaugural National Summit on Micro-Credentials on 7&8 March 2019 in Melbourne The Micro-Credentials Round-Tables in Sydney and Melbourne in May and June 2019 … Continue reading “Micro-Credentials Principles”
  • Micro-Credential Experts join Council of Professions
    The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) is pleased to welcome DeakinCo, the commercial arm of Deakin University, as a Member of the Australian Council of Professions. DeakinCo’s membership represents a valuable joining of forces to help advance Professionals and Professionalism in Australia as well as a commitment of both organisations to work together in order … Continue reading “Micro-Credential Experts join Council of Professions”
  • Celebrating 100 Years of Engineering
    Celebrating the centenary of representing their profession, our member association Engineers Australia co-hosted the World Engineers Convention 2019 with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations in Melbourne last week. The World Federation of Engineering Organisations is the peak body for engineering institutions internationally, representing more than 90 countries and 20 million engineers around the world. … Continue reading “Celebrating 100 Years of Engineering”
  • AQF Final Report Released
    The Final Report of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Review was released by the Australian Government today. In 2018 we had held an AQF Review Terms of Reference Session and then very actively participated in the Review lead by Prof. Peter Noonan who had also keynoted at our inaugural National Summit on Micro‐Credentialing and Accreditation … Continue reading “AQF Final Report Released”
  • Community Work Professionals join ACoP
    The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) welcomes as a new Professional Association Member the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) – the professional body that supports Australia’s community work practitioners, which is also celebrating its 50-year anniversary. ACWA joins the peak Professional body that includes many of Australia’s critical Professions including engineers, accountants, psychologists, nurses, midwives, … Continue reading “Community Work Professionals join ACoP”
  • The Most and Least Trusted Professions in Australia 2019
    Not all jobs are equal.  A poll released today reveals that doctors are considered the most trustworthy profession in Australia, while scientists are the most trusted globally.  People would put their lives in your hands if you were in certain professions, whereas other occupations would see you treated with suspicion: Australians don’t seem to put … Continue reading “The Most and Least Trusted Professions in Australia 2019”
  • Web Site Refresh
    We have recently started refreshing and updating our website.This follows the ‘soft’ and staged migration that commenced with email addresses and email lists as decided at our 2017 Strategic Review and Planning Day. The final step is the migration of our web site content to a more user-friendly content management system at the domain. … Continue reading “Web Site Refresh”
  • 2019-20 Strategic Plan
    Our Strategic Plan for 2019-20 was released today. The development process had started with the 2019 Strategic Review and Planning day on 25 June 2019 in Melbourne. Members were invited to participate and two facilitators assisted the review and planning process. In summary, our overall Purpose, Vision and Mission were re-confirmed with the goal of … Continue reading “2019-20 Strategic Plan”
  • AQF Review Submission
    Our 2018 AQF Review Terms of Reference Session is was followed‐up in early 2019 with our active participation in the “Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Review” lead by Prof. Peter Noonan who also keynoted at our inaugural National Summit on Micro‐Credentialing and Accreditation in Melbourne. We supported a targeted Review Session for Professional Associations, submitted formal … Continue reading “AQF Review Submission”
  • Micro-Credentials Round-Tables
    The Australian Council of Profession’s inaugural series of Community of Practice Round-Table meetings continue the discussions and discourse that began at the Micro-Credentials National Summit in March 2019 The intent of these Round-Tables is: to investigate how Professional Associations can develop relevant standards and accreditation practices that best support the implementation of micro-credentialing within CPD/CPE … Continue reading “Micro-Credentials Round-Tables”
  • Annual General Meeting
    Our AGM was held on 30 May 2019 in Sydney, hosted by our Member Association the Australian Computer Society. Here is a summary of the Report given to the Member Associations present: The Australian Council of Professions is a not-for-profit organisation comprised of professional associations and organisations that share the vision of building and maintaining … Continue reading “Annual General Meeting”