Member Benefits

Key benefits of being a Member of the Australian Council of Professions 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 together our member organisations to exchange ideas, share experiences and work collaboratively to progress shared interests and objectives. Recent examples are:

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, Micro-Credentials and Employability, Professionalism and Ethics, Diversity, Culture and Inclusion as well as Climate Action.

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.

The following organisations have recently joined us:

Member Organisations

Association of Consulting Architects (ACA)

Built Environment Professionals *

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)

Veterinary Health Professionals

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Community and Human Services Professionals

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Engineering Professionals

Australian Dental Council (ADC)

Health Professionals

Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

Geoscience Professionals

Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS)
Health and Safety Professionals

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Information Professionals

Australian Medical Council (AMC)

Health Professionals

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Health Professionals

Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)

Health Professionals

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Health Professionals

Chartered Accountants ANZ

Financial Services Professionals


Education Provider *

Engineers Australia (EA)

ngineering Professionals

Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

Management Professionals

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)

nformation Professionals

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

Health Professionals

To further explore options of ACoP Membership, please contact us on 1300 664 587 or

* Supporting organisation without voting rights.

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