Information for Authorised Program Officers

A provider proposing to use a restrictive practice must appoint one or more Authorised Program Officers.

The key responsibilities of Authorised Program Officers (APO) are defined by the Disability Act 2006 (the Act). The Act states the roles of the authorised program officer in relation to the use of restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment.

The Authorised Program Officer has a key role in helping chart a successful path towards the reduction of the use of restrictive practices by keeping an eye out for red flags and helping support the team review progress of behaviour support plans.

To obtain approval to act as an Authorised Program Officer see APO Approval process (Word).

Resources for Authorised Program Officers

Resources on our Providers website

More information

For more information, see the Victorian Senior Practitioner.


Phone: (03) 9096 8427
Email: Victorian Senior Practitioner