On 1 July, 2021, a new national Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR) scheme was introduced.
Part of a national agreement that will see practitioners able to work across borders, the new measures are now in place in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory, and will be progressively rolled out in all states.
The AMR scheme will allow skilled workers who require occupational licences to have their credentials recognised in other jurisdictions, making it easier for them to work in different locations.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has anticipated that this move will support Australia’s economic recovery, providing an estimated $2.4 billion boost to the economy and directly benefitting over 168,000 workers each year.
But what will it mean for the fire protection sector? How will it affect licensing and accreditation, and will there be opportunities for our practitioners?
James Cameron, Executive Director of the Australia Construction Industry Forum has been following developments with AMR closely and will provide an overview of what is in place and what is to come.