What is Industry Accreditation?
Industry accreditation is a form of industry self-regulation. Through significant consultation and review, industry sets the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience that a business or individual within an industry should have to enable them to operate to an acceptable industry standard and preferably to an industry best practice standard. A well developed, administered and marketed scheme can have a significant benefit to both an industry and also the accredited business or individual. These benefits can flow through in the form of higher quality work and productivity, better overall standards, greater professionalism and profile. Industry accreditation can be a prerequisite for a contractor to tender or quote.
Benefits of Accreditation
Why become accredited? This is a question we are asked many times. Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) consistently receive enquiries for ‘accredited only members’. In the last 5 months we have had 12 referrals for these companies.
Accreditation ensures your business procedures and policies are in place, and are updated every 2 years, so that you can manage your business more effectively & efficiently.
The purpose of being accredited is to provide public confidence and accountability in the Interior Plantscape Industry within Australia & New Zealand.
IPA developed and delivers its own high quality accreditation program, by an independent Accreditation officer, to raise the professional standards across the industry. Association Accreditation is a transparent system for providing public confidence and accountability for improvement in the Interior Plantscape Industry in Australia & New Zealand.
IPA Membership is compulsory to achieve IPA Accreditation. Accreditation is a completely voluntary, non-governmental review process undertaken by Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) for the benefit of the public consumer and its members.