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Meeting the criteria - how CPD activity is assessed (for training providers)

To assist training providers in applying for continuing professional development (CPD) approval, we have provided some information below on how to meet the criteria.

Examples of subjects that CPD can cover

  • Technical courses - Certificate, Diploma or Degree units and revising/updating of these
  • Related technical skills - waterproofing, rendering, Australian Standards updates/refresher courses, industry association industry forums/updates
  • Business topics - management, financial planning, strategic planning, succession planning, taxation laws
  • Health and safety issues - work health and safety laws, first aid training, focus on a specific risk such as asbestos
  • Personal development - leadership, assertiveness, dealing with bullying, conflict resolution and communication

Consideration when applying for CPD approval

  • Is the presenter/trainer suitably qualified and/or competent and able to validate demonstrated experience in the area they are presenting/training in?
  • Content: Has the content been outlined? This is what you what you will cover in the training session.
  • Learning outcome(s): Have the learning outcome(s) been identified? This is what the attendee must be able to do at the conclusion of the training e.g “The attendee will be able to demonstrate…”.
  • Practical application: Will the attendee be provided with opportunities to practice what they have learnt?
  • Assessment: Are there ways to check for understanding e.g questioning opportunities, handout notes and quizzes?

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Updated: 12 Dec 2022

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