Australia and New Zealand Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Qualitative Research Project
The outputs of this project will be:
- A review of the relevant mutual recognition literature, beginning with Department for International Trade analytical study into MRAs in place between UK/Australia/NZ;
- A brief history of the evolution of MRPQ arrangements and policy in Australia and New Zealand;
- A full review of MRPQ arrangements in Australia and New Zealand in the three sectors architecture, engineering, law;
- An analysis of MRPQ arrangements in Australia and New Zealand in the three identified sectors setting out perceived main barriers to achieving equivalence in professional qualifications;
- An analysis of the institutional framework surrounding MRPQ in Australia and New Zealand across all jurisdictions and including private sector involvement in such framework; and
- An analysis of the implications of these findings for further Australia-UK economic cooperation.
The project will seek to address the following questions:
- How strong is each profession’s appetite in both Australia and New Zealand, to negotiate MRAs with the UK?
- What are the key factors determining professional demand for MRAs?
- Even if there is professional demand, what factors can prevent MRAs being negotiated in practice?
Fields of research
Commercial and Contract Law; Law Reform
7 January 2019
Completed - Pending final report