Meeting the criteria - how CPD activity is assessed

To assist you in completing your application, we have provided examples of how you can meet the criteria. Noting, a well-developed application will show us a prepared plan, for thorough and effective learning, no matter the delivery method.

We have outlined the subjects that CPD can cover and the requirements to meet approval.

Below are some examples and questions you may consider and use when writing your application.

Subjects that CPD can cover

  • Technical courses - Certificate, Diploma or Degree units and revising/updating of these
  • Related Technical Skills - waterproofing, rendering, excavator or fork-lift driving. (if applicable)
  • Business Topics - Management, Financial Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Taxation Laws
  • Health and Safety Issues - OH&S laws, First Aid training, focus on a specific risk such as asbestos
  • Personal Development - Leadership, Assertiveness, Dealing with Bullying, Conflict Resolution and Communication

Requirements for CPD approval

  • Content: Are the topic aims and/or outcomes identified?
  • Objectives: Have the objectives been identified? This is what you what you will cover in the training session. This should be in alignment with the departmental objectives for CPD, as set out by the Administrator (if applicable) eg. The attendee will be able to identify… .
  • Learning Outcome/s: Has the learning outcome been identified? This is what the attendee must be able to do at the conclusion eg the attendee will be able to demonstrate… .
  • Practical application: Will the attendee be provided with opportunities to practice what  they have learnt?
  • Assessment: ways to check for understanding e.g. questioning opportunities, handout notes and quick quiz (exit tickets)

How to evaluate CPD points

As a way to measure the learning outcomes for CPD points, we have provided a guide for you in determining the possible CPD points against your course or activity.

There is no carry-over of CPD points from one licencing period to the next.

Type of ActivityHow to measure CPD points
Training or briefing delivered by or on behalf of this office (CBOS)1 point per hour
Successfully completed nationally accredited training as delivered by an RTO e.g. Certificate IV in Building & Construction 1 point per nominal hour (6 points per day and up to 36 points
during the licence period)
Trade Journals (including CBOS monthly newsletter)1 point per journal (max 3 points per year)
Membership of a professional organisation e.g. HIA, MPAT, MEA, NECA1 point per organisation per year (max 2 points per year)
Endorsed on-line courses e.g. Pointsbuild, ABCB 1 point per hour

Further Types of Activities: points are allocated based on submitted applications

  • Approved face to face training provided e.g. an industry association, trade union, an employer
  • Work Health and Safety e.g. Asbestos Awareness, Working in Confined Spaces
  • Approved trade events designed to update you on new technologies or new methods of work
  • Research to update skills - Evidence must be referenced of what is researched, research method e.g. Articles - written, noted
  • Other approved training e.g. presentations delivered
  • Formal members briefings by industry associations e.g. quarterly update meetings

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Updated: 25 Jul 2022

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