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We represent contractors and consultants right across Australia.

Professional Consultants Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve.

We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia.

We bring contractors and consultants together not only to work for better wages and to ensure your rights are protected, but to help resolve the issues facing your profession.

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Latest News & Updates

Disbursement guidelines updated
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professionals Australia’s disbursement guidelines have been updated for the latest figures available.

ICA challenges ACCC authorisation for TWU to bargain for TOLL drivers
Monday, 10 November 2014

Nominations for our elections are open now
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The contribution and involvement of members ensure that Professionals Australia is a strong voice for members in many arenas.

Professionals Australia briefs Albanese on Better Infrastructure
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s National Vice President Andreas Marquardt has delivered a briefing on the Better Infrastructure campaign to the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese.

ATO publishes PSI Draft Determination
Thursday, 18 September 2014

Professionals Australia Informer: Engineering Consulting
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Stay up to date with the latest forecast for growth and opportunity in the engineering consulting sector.

Professionals Australia calls for better infrastructure
Monday, 15 September 2014

Professionals Australia has launched a new video and pledge initiative to strengthen our call to Australia’s governments for better infrastructure delivery.

Interviews: How to stand out, for the right reasons
Sunday, 14 September 2014

Our Workplace Advice and Support team manager Stratos Pavlis, has taken some time to outline how you can stand out in job interviews - in all the right ways.

Professional Edge, our member magazine is out now
Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Read all about the launch of Professionals Australia’s Registered Professional Engineer scheme; our call for STEM degree fees to be off-limits and getting back to first principles in Defence.

Notice to members: Advice of rule change from Fair Work Commission
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members please note a rule change in relation to the Association’s governance structure.

Miriam Hochwald selected as the recipient of the 2014 Partnership scholarship
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Unfair contract terms consultation
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

AAT finds plumbers not employees for super guarantee purposes
Monday, 26 May 2014

Chris Walton discusses the impacts of higher priced degrees
Monday, 26 May 2014

Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton has raised the impacts of rising university costs on engineering graduate career choices in an interview with the ABC’s Jon Faine.

Budget 2014: What’s in it for members?
Thursday, 15 May 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Government’s investment in infrastructure and medical research, but is concerned by proposed cuts to science, public sector jobs & automotive transition plans.

Extension of unfair contracts provisions part of Budget
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Design of gate structure locks insured into large loss
Tuesday, 6 May 2014

AiGroup to use competition review to revisit ADJ Contracting issue
Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tax Inspector-General to review employee/contractor status
Friday, 11 April 2014

Latest developments on proportionate liability
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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Contract assistance

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Business info

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Personal services income information

Information on the PSI rules and how they affect you.

Advice on agency contracting

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A voice for small and micro-business

A sample of submissions made by Professionals Australia post-2009 on behalf of independent contractors & consultants


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