- To be the recognised body for those providing medical and nursing sexual assault care (including forensic management) in Australia. This includes an advisory, educational and professional development role.
- To provide professional standards for Australian doctors and nurses providing sexual assault care, particularly in forensic management. To be involved at a political level in the development of sexual assault strategies and policies.
- To highlight sexual assault as an important health issue at this level.
- To promote the adequate provision of sexual assault care in all areas of Australia, particularly to disadvantaged groups and rural/regional communities through training and support of regional providers.
- To promote, co-ordinate and support Australian research in the field of sexual assault.
- To provide educational and professional support for medical and nursing health care workers in the field of sexual assault.
- To identify and liaise with key stakeholders at a federal and state level.
- To develop a discussion and strategy paper with regard to sexual assault care in Australia.
- To develop quality models for both medical and forensic service delivery.
- To identify areas of research in sexual assault and to highlight areas in which research is needed.
- To drive and support such research performed in the field of sexual assault nationally.
- To develop quality local resource materials for use in Australia including: Best practice guidelines, ideal models of service provision, screening and diagnostic programs, health provider training and education, mentoring and expert advice networks.
- To identify and address barriers to access healthcare for survivors of sexual assault.
- To keep and provide a register of practitioners and sites of sexual assault expertise.