CPD requirements are very flexible. There is a wide range of approved learning activities to assist you with the minimum CPD you must do each year.
Examples of approved activities can include:
- trade events designed to update you on new technologies or new methods of work
- conferences - industry specific
- forums or workshops
- face-to-face classroom style events
- online/e-learning programs
- tool box meetings which include skills updates
We also recognise that for some there may be difficulties in attending the traditional face-to-face courses. To help overcome this, e-learning/online programs are available for licence holders through Government Bodies, Registered Training Organisations, Unions or Industry.
The minimum amount of CPD you do is indicated by ‘points’ – points are broadly equals hours, so 12 points is generally 12 hours. But it is possible for the Administrator to allocate extra points for high value activities. For instance if the Wiring Rules are changed then attending an activity to find out about these new rules would be considered a high value activity and attract extra points.
When completing CPD it is important to keep a record or log of the training completed each year.
If you are a sole practitioner, it’s your responsibility to organise and record your CPD.
If you work for somebody else, the responsibility is shared by you and your employer. Your employer must also keep CPD records and should make them available to you if you leave their employment.
The Occupational Licensing Act 2005 makes both practitioners and contractors responsible for ensuring work is carried out competently. If there is a defect, it is the contractor who must make sure it is fixed. This means the contractor/employer has a responsibility to ensure that their employees are competent and have the necessary skills required to carry out their job.
Where to next
- How do I record CPD? - outlines how to record CPD, and provides a CPD recording template that can be downloaded
- CPD events calendar - shows the range of training events available by either industry, region and date. It also includes additional training resources with links to other approved training providers
- CPD - ongoing training - shows a list of CPD activities that are available on an ongoing basis
- CPD - additional training resources - provides additional lists of approved CPD training providers and their links
- How to plan and maintain your CPD when working or living outside of Tasmania - outlines your requirements for CPD whether living or working outside of Tasmania and links to CPD activities
- Meeting the Criteria - how we assess the CPD Activities - shows the subjects CPD covers, and a guide to provide you in determining the possible CPD points against your course or activity.