In February 2017 the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP or “Professions Australia”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency that allows for greater collaboration and sharing of information between our two organisations. We attend TEQSA’s conferences and MOU Partner events.

Universities Australia

Since at least 2012 The Australian Council of Professions has worked with Universities Australia, the national peak body for public univerisities, on higher education course accreditation by professional associations.
This work culminated in 2016 with the signing of the Joint Statement of Principles for Professional Acceditation. The Joint Statement has become the de-facto baseline policy foundation for professional accreditation bodies and universities when undertaking course accreditations.

The Associations Forum

The Australian Council of Professions has since 2016 had an ongoing collaborative relationship with The Associations Forum who through conferences, symposia and consulting provides ‘nuts and bolts’ services for associations. We routinely attend each others events and regularly consult each other on matters of common interest.

Dept. of Education

The Australian Council of Professions and the Dept. of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) regularly consult with each other on various aspects of common interest, in particular regarding higher education course accreditation, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and employability.