CPD Requirements


Continuing Professional Development Requirements

Activities that accrue points under the CPD scheme are divided into the following categories.  Where applicable, the numbers for hours and points reflect aggregate activity for the particular category over a three-year period.

Activity Category
Formal Study including (non workplace) Short Courses and Courses at TAFE and University
Informal Learning / on the job learning
Informal private study and study tours/ exchange programs
Seminars, Conferences and Meetings
Presentations and Papers
Participation in Industry or Standards Committees / Working Parties including being on the Board of Directors
Special Activities or Events
25 points  each  Unpublished / 100 points  each Published
As advised
Total Max Weighted Hours Allowable
50 25 25
 No max
 No max
 No max
 As advised
Total Max Weighted Points Allowable 100 50 50 As advised
Minimum Requirements

In order to maintain certification, a minimum score of 120 points is required from your mix of CPD activity over three years.

Note that, in the calculation of the hours underlying your points claimed, the actual hours you put in must first be multiplied by any relevant time weighting factors.

For example, John Smith attends a program on City Logistics at the University of Melbourne for 5 weeks involving 2 hours per week attendance at lectures. The total 10 hours of attendance are then multiplied by the weighting 2.0 in category A, for a total of 20 hours, translating to 40 points of CPD. Mary Jones undertakes a personal project to review literature on supply chain management practices in community organisations, and includes site visits to support her review, to a total of 20 hours. The weighting under category B2 is 0.5, giving 10 weighted hours and hence 20 points of CPD.

Participation in each CPD activity must specify a direct relationship to the specific professional capability to which the CPD relates. This requirement ensures CPD activities are closely linked to the profession. Your assessing organisation will determine issues of relevance and equivalence.

Category Criteria

A Face to Face hours or equivalent courses that include some form of assessment and have direct relevance to the CPL
B1 Related to professional development.
B2 Private study is self-paced and involves the reading of books, journals and manuals to familiarise yourself with the latest techniques, legal requirements, etc. Participants must list details of the book, journal, manual etc as well as the article/chapter headings to give an indication of new knowledge gained.
C Conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, inspections and meetings run by acknowledged experts can be claimed as CPD provided that the content relates to the development of your professional career. Social functions are not to be included.
D Preparation and presentation of material for Conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops can be claimed if these activities are related to your professional development. Participants are not able to claim for the preparation of materials for courses that are part of their normal employment.
E This includes participation on committees and/or panels involved with the furthering of the profession, as well as the holding of a position on a Board of Directors of a recognised association.
F Special activities or events that will have a weighting factor as detailed by each association.

Recording Continuing Professional Development Activity

When your Certificate is received, the professional association that you nominated to assess your application will advise you of its specific requirements for CPD and the keeping of a record of your CPD activity.

CPD Career Breaks

Breaks in the CPD component can be prior arranged if required because of personal circumstances for a period not exceeding 5 years. Your assessing association can provide advice