Regulation: the OMAA Quality Framework

The Orientation and Mobility Association Australasia Inc. (A0039419Z) is incorporated under Consumer Affairs Victoria and managed by an Executive committee which meets monthly, supported by four subcommittees:

  • Professional Standards Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Membership Engagement Committee

The Professional Standards Committee establishes and maintains the OMAA Quality Framework on behalf of the OMAA Executive. This framework guides and regulates the OMAA, documenting standards for O&M qualifications, certification and registration; ethical professional practice; professional development; and managing feedback and complaints.

The OMAA works diligently to provide accessible information in all documentation. If you find information on our website that you are unable to access, please contact the OMAA via and we will assist you.

The Quality Framework includes the following documents:


Strategic Overview-2024-27

OMAA Code of Ethics

Scope of Practice

COMS Handbook for international certification of O&M Specialists

Registration Program

Professional Development – COMS points

Standards of Practice

Complaints Policy

Complaints Form

Proposal to OMAA

OMAA Terms of Reference (TOR)

The first versions to be published, parts 1 & 2 have now been uploaded onto the OMAA website. These provide further detail regarding the current purpose and make up of OMAA.  The TOR part 3, which overviews documents developed by OMAA is still under development.  The upload of parts 1 & 2 has been done as this has been a work in progress for a few years and it is time to share with membership.  TOR are living documents and these versions will be reviewed following constitution update via membership votes at special or Annual meetings.  The first review is aligned with the review of the OMAA Strategic goals, to be presented at the 2024 AGM.  Any feedback or thoughts are welcomed by membership prior to mid 2024


Kay Daly

OMAA President

Part 1 Terms of Reference living doc 2023-24 v1.0

Part 2 Terms of Reference living doc 2023-24 V1.0