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Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils



Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils

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63Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 201112 OrgANISATION ANd fuNCTIONS The organisation and functions of the Council are described elsewhere in this annual report. CATegOrIeS Of dOCuMeNTS The Council holds several categories of documents as follows: Documents freely available on request and without charge these are available on the Councils website at www.psc.gov.au. These include: annual reports the scheme application form policy papers application guidelines scheme documents. Documents that are exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (ACT). All other kinds of documents that may be available under the Act. Personal information is not held or collected by the Council. Section 8: The Council makes its decisions to approve Cover of Excellence schemes by considering an associations individual application, independent actuary advice and within the confines of the legislative requirements of schemes. A copy of the application form required to be completed by associations, along with application guidelines, are available on the website of the Council at www.psc.gov.au. A large amount of information is requested of associations when completing an application for a scheme. This information includes insurance data about the level and nature of claims, insurance data from the previous 10 years concerning the highest claims and types of claims, risk management strategies of the association, education and other qualification requirements, COE and codes of conduct and ethics. Section 79: The Council did not receive any applications for the access of documents (initial requests) during the reporting year. Nor did Council receive applications for the internal review of its decisions. As such, the Council did not receive any applications to a tribunal to review its decisions, nor any requests for the amendment of records under section 48. STAffINg prOfILe The staffing profile of the OPSC that performs the secretariat work for the Professional Standards Council of the ACT is located in the appendices of this annual report, headed Staffing profile. TerrITOry reCOrdS Sound record keeping practices underpin good governance. The Council has a system in place to ensure the accurate storage, capture and retrieval of documents as required by the Territory Records Act 2002 (ACT). fINANCIAL perfOrMANCe The Professional Standards Council of the ACT is not responsible for compiling financial statements. The OPSC is responsible for ensuring the collection of revenue and operating within budget. During the reporting period, the OPSC undertook these tasks. Refer to the Consolidated Financial Performance Extract of the Professional Standards Councils at the beginning of this section, for revenue of the Professional Standards Council of the ACT and the proportion of expenses for this Council. F in a n c ia l r e p o r t s

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