Australia Chapter

The international Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) unifies and serves the art and framing industry as an advocate for its members by offering programs that help elevate professional standards, enhance profitability and expand sales.

For information on membership and how to join, visit our international website

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The Australian Chapter is one of several Professional Picture Framers Association Chapters located around the world.

The Australian Chapter has its own Management Committee elected by Chapter members and each Chapter is responsible for managing its own affairs in accordance with the PPFA International Constitution.

The Australian PPFA Chapter is proactive and operates under the following Mission Statement:

Australia PPFA Chapter will:

  • Ascertain the needs of members and make every effort to satisfy their needs
  • Develop programs that give value to members
  • Provide ongoing education
  • Provide opportunities for members to take PPFA designated exams
  • Provide opportunities for social networking
  • Advocate and profile best practice in picture framing
  • Attempt to improve an industry which has unregulated standards
  • Uphold the ethos and principles of PPFA International
  • Conduct all activities and events in accordance with PPFA International code of ethics

PPFA International Code of Ethics

A member of the Professional Picture Framers Association shall:

  • Maintain a dignity and behaviour in the presentation of services and in all other forms of  professional conduct
  • Observe the highest standards of honesty in all transactions; avoid the use of false, confusing, inaccurate or misleading terms, descriptions and claims
  • Produce a product of a quality equal or superior to the samples displayed
  • Recognize the responsibility to properly care for all art in his or her custody
  • Contribute to the advancement of the profession through support of industry standards, the education of fellow members and the public at large
  • Recognize the authority of this Association in all matters relating to the interpretation of this Code of Ethics

PPFA members

The Australia PPFA Chapter has as its main focus education, certification and social networking.


PPFA Australia is committed to providing education where and when realistically possible. To date education events have been offered in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.


A recognized qualification goes a long way to attracting a particular clientele become qualified and proudly display the 'Certified Picture Framer On Staff' sign on your door.


The importance of meeting with others who talk the same language and share stories of a similar nature cannot be undervalued. The gatherings of like minded people are conducive to developing new friendships and renewing old ones.

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