The scheme is set to begin on July 1, 2021.
The draft legislation introduces a number of core elements including:
- No application or renewal fee will be required to work in another state under automatic deemed registration (ADR – with certain conditions)
- The laws of each state/territory will apply to any work done within that jurisdiction, even if the worker is registered elsewhere.
- States can exempt registrations from the scheme if they believe there will be a significant risk to consumer protection, or the health or safety of workers or the public
- The current mutual recognition scheme will continue to operate.
The closing date for submissions on the AMR scheme and draft legislation is Friday, February 12. To read more, and to make a submission, click here.
The Security providers Association of Australia (SPAAL) will be making a submission, members please email your comments for inclusion in the SPAAL submission to email@example.com by Monday 8 February 2021.