Research / Advocacy

Expressions of Interest

National Certified Professional Certificate Pilot


PLA is calling on members to pilot a national certified professional certificate (CPC) soon to be launched by PLA in conjunction with World Urban Parks (WUP). This will be a National Accreditation for Parks and Leisure Professionals in Australia and we are looking for different levels of experience to gauge the appropriateness of the self assessment.  


This (EOI) is about the national accreditation and PLA is calling for THREE members to undertake the self assessment with a view of providing feedback on the core areas of competency for the certificate.


To express interest in the pilot, please contact: Mark Band, CEO on by Wednesday 15th February. 


Please note that the pilot will not result in national or international accreditation being awarded at this stage.



AS 2560.1 Sports Lighting Review Committee

Parks and Leisure Australia Representative 


Parks and Leisure Australia has been invited to be on the National Standards Panel to participate in the work of committee LG-009, Sports Lighting and is seeking a member to represent PLA.


The Role of LG-009 
This newly established committee will revise the AS 2560.1-2002 — Sports lighting - General principles.  It is proposed that the review will include a new Australa/New Zealand standard, and representation is likely to be 2-3 meetings per year, held in Sydney. 


If this is something you may wish to be involved in, you will be participating as a representative of Parks and Leisure Australia and be required to report back to the CEO and National Board on the progress of the project. 


To register your interest, submit an email addressed to the CEO, outlining your area of expertise on the matter, your name, employer and your experience to Registrations close Friday 17th February. 


Further information may be obtained by contacting Lina on or 08 8332 0130.