SSSI is a not-for-profit organisation, limited by guarantee. It was formed as a legally constituted body as a company under the rules and regulations of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in 2009.
The Institute is a strong advocate of high standards of corporate governance. As a result, SSSI is dedicated to adhering to the highest standards in regulating its own affairs and complying with relevant Commonwealth and state laws.

Guiding Documents

On joining the Institute, Members agree to comply with the SSSI Constitution, Code of Ethics and CPD Policy: 

 Those Members assuming the role of member on any one of the Institute’s Committees agree to comply with the Committee Terms of Reference. Nominations for positions on the Committees take place every second year.

Governing Legislation

The activities of the Institute and the actions of the Directors, Committee Members, volunteers and all members are governed by the following legislation: 

Governance Model

The governance structure of SSSI provides for a Board of Directors.
The Board is responsible for the governance, strategic planning, fiduciary oversight and monitoring against the strategic plan.