State Administrative Tribunal

Vocational Regulations

SAT regulates a large range of vocations such as architects, medical professionals, teachers and legal practitioners to name just a few. There are three main types of proceedings:

  • disciplinary complaints brought by vocational bodies against members of the vocation or occupation.
  • reviews of decisions made by regulatory bodies regarding licences to operate in an occupation.
  • reviews of decisions regarding fidelity and compensation funds.

Which vocations does SAT regulate?

There is a list of Vocational Bodies, which lists the areas of SAT’s vocational jurisdiction. The relevant vocational board or government department is also listed.

Which major vocations does SAT not handle?

SAT does not deal with vocational matters relating to prison officers, police officers, emergency services personnel and auctioneers. For information on these vocations, contact the relevant Government department or industry association.

Where do I go if I have a complaint about a regulated occupation?

You must contact the relevant vocational board or body and ask them to investigate the matter. The board will decide if the matter should be referred to SAT. For example, contact the Legal Practice Board if you have a complaint regarding a legal practitioner.

How will a vocational application to SAT be handled?

Once the application is accepted by SAT it will usually be listed for a directions hearing at which the matter will be sent to a final hearing or referred to mediation or compulsory conference. You will be contacted for any additional information required and sent a Notice of Hearing.

List of vocations regulated

This page contains a list of the vocations falling within SAT's Vocational Regulation jurisdiction.

Act

Vocational Group/Board

Disciplinary Decisions

Licensing Reviews

Architects Act 2004

Architects Board of WA

*

*

Building Services (Registration) Act 2011

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

*

*

Child Care Services Act 2007 Child Care Services
Regulations 2007

Department for Communities

 

*

Combat Sports Act 1987

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Combat Sports Commission

 

*

Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

 

*

Employment Agents Act 1976

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Finance Brokers Control Act 1975

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)

*

*

Gas Standards Act 1972

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

*

*

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act
(WA) 2010

National Health Practitioner Board Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency

*

*

Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991

Reproductive Technology Council

*

*

Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Legal Profession Act 2008

Legal Practice Board

*

*

Licensed Surveyors Act 1909

Land Surveyors Licensing Board

*

*

Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Motor Vehicle Drivers Instructors Act 1963

Department of Transport

Licensing

 

*

National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Screening) Act 2020

NDIS Worker Screening Check

*

 

Navigable Waters Regulations 1958

Department of Transport

Licensing

 

*

Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

 

 

Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996

Commissioner of Police

*

*

Settlement Agents Act 1981

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

*

*

Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours)
Regulations 1966

Department of Transport

Marine Commercial Vessels

*

*

Teacher Registration Act 2012

Teachers Registration Board (WA)

*

*

Veterinary Surgeons' Act 1960

Veterinary Surgeons' Board

*

*

W.A. Marine (Certificates of Competency and
Safety Manning) Regulations 1983

Department of Transport

Marine

*

 

Workers' Compensation and Injury
Management Regulations 1982

WorkCover WA

*

 

Working with Children (Criminal Record
Checking) Act 2004

Working with Children Check

*

 

 * No separate board


Last updated: 30-Jun-2021

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