|Member complaints & discipline|
The Association of Accounting Technicians Australia (AAT Australia) is an accounting paraprofessional member body which sets professional and ethical requirements for its Members.
The AAT Australia Constitution, By-laws, standards and ethical requirements can be found here.
Integrity, professionalism and ethical standards are the hallmarks of being a paraprofessional accountant. However, from time to time allegations are made against Members who, in the judgement of the complainant have not adhered to those expectations. Our investigation and discipline process is designed to provide an aggrieved party the opportunity to have a complaint investigated. It is also important that the process also functions to protect AAT Australia Members from vexatious claims and absolve them of claims that are found to be without foundation.
Each complaint will be investigated and where a member's behaviour is determined to be less than professional, appropriate action will be taken.
Our investigation process is not a legal process. It is an internal process to determine whether a member has breached any of our professional and/or ethical requirements for continued membership. Our process deals with complaints relating to professional standards only, not commercial disputes.