Vocational Regulation matters, which include disciplinary and professional regulation of health practitioners, lawyers, security agents and real estate and settlement agents, comprised only 3% of matters in the Tribunal for 2015/16 period, with 80% of those matters able to be resolved within 25 weeks of the date of lodgement – 2 weeks shorter than the Tribunal’s benchmark.
Matters commenced pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 had decreased significantly, with only 26 matters being lodged compared to 60 matters in the previous year.
Of the 206 applications received under the Vocational Regulation list:
- 45% were made pursuant to the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996;
- 17% were made pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010;
- 10% were made pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008;
- 8% were made pursuant to the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978;
- 5% were made pursuant to the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012;
- 15% related to other various Acts.
89% of Vocational Regulation matters resolved through facilitated dispute resolution processes within the Tribunal, with only 11% proceeding to adjudication at final hearing.
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