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Simple points system 

CPD for builders and pool builders

From 1 January 2008, CPD activities earn you either 1, or 2 points per hour or up to 4 points per year. You must undertake activities related to at least one of 8 Continuing Professional Development topics to make up 12 points per year.

Lunch and travel time do not count towards points.

Up to 11 surplus CPD points earned in a year can be carried forward for 12 months.

1 point per hour learning

To earn 1 point per hour, the learning must:

  • relate to one of 8 topics
  • have an identifiable learning outcome, which means you are able to say what it is you have learned
  • be interactive, which means you must participate to complete your learning
  • be delivered as a course, workshop, trade session, forum or conference as either an online or e-learning activity or a face-to-face activity where you participate in person
  • be delivered by an organisation or person with specialist industry expertise.

2 points per hour learning

To earn 2 points per hour, the learning must:

  • relate to one of 8 topics
  • have an assessable learning outcome (this means your learning is linked to a National Training Package or an Australian university qualification)
  • be delivered by an Australian university or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Other CPD point options

You can earn a maximum of 4 points per year by employing apprentices or trainees AND/OR if your partner or associate undertakes CPD activities on behalf of the business.

Employing apprentices or trainees

You can earn 1 CPD point per year for each person you employ under a formal training arrangement such as an apprenticeship or traineeship. If you don't have a partner or associate to earn CPD points for your business, you can earn a maximum of 4 CPD points per year from employing apprentices or trainees.

Partner or associate's learning

Your partner or associate can undertake 1 or 2 points per hour learning on behalf of the business. If you don't employ apprentices or trainees, you can earn a maximum of 4 points per year from your partner or associate's learning.

If you employ apprentices or trainees AND you have a partner or associate who wants to undertake learning on behalf of the business, the total number of CPD points you can earn from these activities combined is 4 per year.