As REINSW continues to push forward in the quest for professional recognition of our industry, a new group has been formed to examine the underpinning framework we need to put in place to achieve our goal.
While a great deal of work has been carried out in the background over the last few years to ready our industry for the journey toward professionalism, the creation of the Property Professionals Advisory Group signals the official start of our quest.
Meeting for the first time in late March 2017, members of the group are united and single-minded in their commitment to gaining professional recognition for our industry, and understand the urgent need to expedite the project.
The group has been tasked with examining and considering the critical elements necessary to qualify as a profession. The 5 Es – ethics, education, experience, examination and entity – as set down by the Professional Standards Authority will form the basis of the group’s terms of reference. Some initial smaller committees have been formed from the group to consider some of the Es – ethics, education and examination. A further committee will look at the financial ramifications of professional recognition. The findings of each committee will be submitted for broader industry input and feedback before forming part of the framework for an application to the Professional Standards Authority.
To determine the values and behaviours that should apply, from both a consumer’s point of view and from a fellow professional’s point of view.