Member Benefits

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 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 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.

The following organisations have recently joined us:

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

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Member Organisations

Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
Health/Engineering/Information Professionals

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
Veterinary Health Professionals

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
Health Professionals

Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Engineering Professionals

Australian Dental Council (ADC)
Health Professionals

Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)
Geoscience 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

CPA Australia
Financial Services Professionals

Education Provider *

Engineers Australia (EA)
ngineering Professionals

Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
Health/Information Professionals

Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
Management Professionals

Education Provider *

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)
nformation Professionals

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
Health Professionals

* Supporting organisation without voting rights.