What is CPD?

Occupational Licence holders are required to maintain and develop their skills and knowledge through ongoing learning activities, referred to as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Maintaining and developing your knowledge, skills and competence in today’s ever changing environment is vital to provide a higher standard of service to consumers and assist you in regulatory compliance. The importance of CPD should not be underestimated.   It is an ongoing process which should continue throughout your career.

The learning may relate to technical and practical skills, business competencies, laws affecting the industry, or personal and professional development relevant to your trade.

These skills may be gained formally through courses or training, or by attending and participating in approved CPD events and activities.

Through ongoing learning CPD will assist you to:

  • continue to expand your knowledge and skills
  • meet professional standards
  • meet public expectations
  • meet regulatory requirements

When completing CPD it is important to keep a record or log of the training completed each year.

Consumer, Building and Occupation Services (CBOS) is the business unit that is responsible for the licencing of building service providers, electrical workers, plumbers, gas-fitters and automotive gas-fitters. As part of the renewal process all licence holders must confirm their compliance with CPD.

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