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Eligible activities 

CPD for builders and pool builders

It is up to you to choose the learning that suits you and your business and the cost of learning will depend on the activities you choose. Any money spent on CPD could be tax deductible if it is a work related expense.

1 point per hour activities

Delivered by, for example:

Seminars, workshops, conferences, forums, news or trade sessions, short courses, online or CD-rom based courses.

  • Industry associations eg. MBA, HIA or SPASA
  • Government agencies eg. Fair Trading, Building Professionals Board
  • Suppliers of materials and/or services
  • Manufacturers of new products
  • Private training companies and/or Community Colleges and Adult Education Centres.


2 points per hour activities

Delivered by, for example:

Formal assessed learning from a relevant Australian Training Package or an Australian university qualification.

  • TAFE
  • MBA
  • HIA
  • Other registered training organisations
  • An Australian university.


Other CPD points


Employing an apprentice or trainee under a formal training arrangement and/or partner or associates learning.

  • Partner/associate undertake 1 and 2 points per hour learning
  • Employing apprentices/trainees. 

Free home building seminars

NSW Fair Trading delivers free, 2-hour seminars at various locations throughout NSW throughout the year.

Builders and pool builders can earn 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points (or 4 points under the old CPD system) by attending a seminar. The seminar is relevant to the CPD topic of Compliance and covers key aspects of the Home Building Act 1989 as well as the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Act 2001.

To find a seminar near you, go to our online events register and register to attend.