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 Activity||How 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 Connections)||1 point per journal (max 3 points per year)|
|Membership of a professional organisation e.g. HIA, MPAT, MEA||1 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
Where to next
- How to apply for CPD points - outlines the requirements for approval
- Assessment process for approval - step by step guide of the approval assessment process
- Completion of approval process - explains the final stage of the approval process
- Occupational Licensing Act 2005 - regulations for contractors, practitioners and other persons engaged in the associated occupations and trades
- Occupational Licensing (Approved Courses of Training) Determination 2017 - This Determination sets out the approved training courses or competencies required to issue a licence, perform prescribed work or work under an exemption order for electricians, plumbers, gas-fitters and auto gas-fitters
- Occupational Licensing (Continuing Professional Development) Determination 2018 (pdf, 202.0 KB) - This information is for practitioners to meet the legislative continuing profession development requirements by getting / maintaining / developing and applying their skills
- Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Determination 2019
This document covers all licensing requirements including the legislative obligations of Continuing Professional Development for building services providers, covering designers, builders, building surveyors and council permit authorities.