Objective 1.1

Ease of movement of people, capital, services and data across borders

Action 1.1I

The Government will increase the two-way mobility of professionals to and from key markets through continuing the inclusion of practical mechanisms in free trade agreements for professional bodies/regulators to collaborate and eliminate ‘behind-the-border’ procedural and other barriers.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Government response
Related Action/s

Continue to pursue the recognition of Australian qualifications and professional recognition overseas, and in-demand foreign qualifications in Australia.


Progress to date

Australia continues to include professional services specific chapters or annexes in free trade agreements to provide an ongoing facilitative mechanism for regulators and industry associations to work with counterparts to:

  • develop temporary, limited or project-specific licensing or registration regime for professionals; and
  • negotiate and implement mutual recognition agreements.