Continuing Professional Development Requirements

Activities that accrue points under the CPD scheme are divided into the following categories. Where applicable, the numbers for hours and points reflect activity for the particular category over a three-year period:

Activity Category A B1 B2 C D E F
Descriptor Formal Study including (non workplace) Short Courses and Courses at TAFE and University Informal Learning / on the job learning Informal private study and study tours/ exchange programs Seminars, Conferences and Meetings Presentations and Papers Participation in Industry or Standards Committees / Working Parties including being on the Board of Directors Special Activities or Events
Weighting 2 1 0.5 1 25 each Unpublished / 100 each Published 1 As advised
Total Max Weighted Hours Allowable 50 25 25 No max No max No max As advised
Total Max Weighted Points Available 100 50 50 As advised

Minimum requirements

In order to maintain certification a minimum score of 120 points is required from your mix of CPD activity over three years.

Note that, in the calculation of the hours underlying your points claimed, the actual hours you put in must first be multiplied by the relevant time weighting factors.

For example, Mary Smith attends a program on Travel Modelling at the University of Sydney for one day involving 8 hours of lectures. The total 8 hours of attendance are then multiplied by the weighting 2.0 in category A, for a total of 16 hours, translating to 32 points of CPD. Bill Jones undertakes a personal project to review literature on traffic management in a freight precinct, and includes site visits to support his review, to a total of 30 hours. The weighting under category B2 is 0.5, giving 15 weighted hours and hence 30 points of CPD.

Participation in each CPD activity must specify a direct relationship to the specific professional capability to which the CPD relates. This requirement ensures CPD activities are closely linked to the profession. Your assessing organisation will determine issues of relevance and equivalence.

Category Criteria

A Face to Face hours or equivalent courses that include some form of assessment and have direct relevance to the CTP

A Face to Face hours or equivalent courses that include some form of assessment and have direct relevance to the CTP
B1 Related to professional development
B2 Private study is self-paced and involves the reading of books, journals and manuals to familiarise yourself with the latest techniques, legal requirements, etc. Participants must list details of the book, journal, manual etc as well as the article/chapter headings to give an indication of new knowledge gained.
C Conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, inspections and meetings run by acknowledged experts can be claimed as CPD provided that the content relates to the development of your professional career. Social functions are not to be included.
D Preparation and presentation of material for Conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops can be claimed if these activities are related to your professional development. Participants are not able to claim for the preparation of materials for courses that are part of their normal employment.
E This includes participation on committees and/or panels involved with the furthering of the profession, as well as the holding of a position on a Board of Directors of a recognised association.
F Special activities or events that will have a weighting factor as detailed by each association.

Continuing Professional Development Activities Logbook

When your Certificate is received, the professional association, or TALC, that you nominated to assess your application will advise you of its specific requirements for CPD and the keeping of a record of your CPD over a year.

CPD Career Breaks

Breaks in the CPD component can be prior arranged if required because of personal circumstances for a period not exceeding 5 years. Your assessing association or TALC can provide advice.