The Association of Professional Engineers Scientists Managers Australia (APESMA)


The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA) seeks re-authorisation of its arrangements to collectively negotiate on behalf of, and advise, translators and interpretors, in relation to their terms of engagement, rates of pay, and other terms of contracts for service. Re-authorisation is sought for five years. APESMA's existing authorisation (A91402) expires on 26 June 2019. The ACCC will consider whether to grant interim authorisation to APESMA to allow it to continue the arrangements while the ACCC considers its substantive application.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner. An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

9 May 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

16 May 2019

Public consultation process begins.

30 May 2019

Closing date for submissions on interim and re-authorisation.

Late May 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

Mid June 2019

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation and draft determination.

June/July 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

September/October  2019

Final determination.



  • The Association of Professional Engineers Scientists Managers Australia

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000440-1