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SafeMeasure Pty. Ltd.
Director: Douglas R Wakefield MSIA RSP(AUST.)
(Continuing Professional Development - CPD - accreditation number B1619NX3)
Emergency Consulting Services (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
(Continuing Professional Development - CPD - accreditation number P5PBQPPT)
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WHAT IS CPD?
The Construction Industry Training Advisory Board has this to say about Continuing
Professional Development (CPD):
"The introduction of mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an
important step in ensuring NSW has a professional home building industry capable
of keeping pace with change.
The scheme will use avenues of professional development already available to
the industry where appropriate - such as attendance at industry meetings or information
sessions, participation on industry committees and undertaking training courses.
It will also recognise full-time work in the industry and involvement in apprenticeship
Builders, Supervisors and Contractors will be required to accumulate a specified
number of points over a three year period. They will self-certify that these have
been achieved by keeping a training diary. If they can't certify the minimum number
of points over the required period, renewal of the licence will be refused.
Random audits will be conducted to gauge compliance and ensure the integrity
of the system.
A training calendar will be prepared through the Construction Industry Training
Advisory Board. It will include all seminars, workshops and courses conducted
by industry associations and other training providers, as well as registered training
organisations and tertiary institutions. This information will be circulated to
the industry and promoted through the Home Building Service web site.
It is anticipated that the introduction of mandatory Continuing Professional
Development will commence in March 2004.
The Home Building Service is responsible for the administration and monitoring
of the continuing professional development program. These guidelines set out the
requirements that must be fulfilled by the holders of individual contractor licences
and Qualified Supervisors nominated and linked to a corporate or partnership licence
in undertaking their continuing professional development.
Number of points to be completed:
A licensee or qualified supervisor certificate holder linked to a company or
partnership licence must complete 100 points of continuing professional development
over a three year period.
Types of activities to be completed:
The activities are grouped into categories of similar type allowing choice of
a combination each year to satisfy the program.
Go to the citab webpage for more information or contact the Home Building Service
on 1300 554 668 or your Industry Association.
The content of a continuing professional development program must be of a significant
knowledge or practical content, be relevant to the work covered by the licence
and provide an educational outcome.
The continuing professional development program must be conducted by persons
qualified to provide the training to be covered. All providers listed on this
web site are required to meet minimum requirements. Make sure that the training
or activity you undertake has been recognised for continuing professional development
and has an activity number.
Compulsory and priority learning activities:
The Home Building Service may at times determine specific compulsory units or
priority learning activities. Equally in any period a set of 'targeted outcomes'
may be allocated additional points to encourage participation. If any of these
are in your area then these will be listed on the web site.
Certification by licensee/certificate holder:
A licensee or qualified supervisor certificate holder must certify that they
have achieved 100 points of continuing professional development in the previous
three year period as part of the application for renewal of a licence.
Licensee/certificate holder record keeping:
A licensee or qualified supervisor certificate holder must keep a record of the
actual activities undertaken and details of the points received.
The following records are acceptable:
proof of attendance as issued by a provider
receipts for purchases
registered Training Organisation assessment
proof that applicant has trained peers
a log book.
Audit of licensee/certificate holder records:
Each year the Home Building Service will verify compliance with the scheme by
conducting an audit of current licensees and qualified supervisor certificate
holders. If it becomes apparent that false claims have been submitted, action
may be taken against the individual licensee or qualified supervisor certificate
holder to show cause as to why the licence or qualified supervisor certificate
should not be suspended or cancelled.
In exceptional circumstances the Commissioner may exempt a licensee or certificate
holder from completing part or all of the requirements for continuing professional
development. Circumstances for granting an exemption are limited and may relate
to serious illness or misadventure.
Non-compliance by a licensee/certificate holder:
Failure to fulfil the continuing professional development requirement may result
in the Commissioner refusing an application for renewal of a licence or qualified
supervisor certificate. The Commissioner may refuse an application if the applicant
fails to comply with a condition on the licence relating to continuing professional
TO CONFIRM YOUR PERSONAL OBLIGATION RE 'CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT',
WHY NOT VISIT THE OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING WEBSITE?
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR CPD POINTS:
cdp4u offers a number of options in your choice of CPD.
We provide interesting short courses that are peripheral to the normal day-to-day
activities you are already competent in, and therefore don't need to bore yourself
by sitting-in on yet another irrelevant rave just to make-up the points.
Our courses are close enough to core business activities so as to improve the
cutting edge of your business and site performance, without being so close to
your core day-to-day operations as to be a repeat performance of what you are
already competent in, but that you feel obliged to sit through just to make-up
cpd4u courses value add to the function, as well as the growth, of your operation.
Each of our special CPD courses is a two-hour stand-alone module that may be
completed one at a time, or in series with several others in a day (maximum of
3 per day, since six hours is generally what the brain can stand - we recognise that learning is a hard business!)
Our CPD courses include such choices as:
Improving Customer Relationships - demonstrating ways of handling difficult customers so as to achieve win/win
Destressing the Working Day - which demonstrates methods of reducing unnecessary mental energy loss during
Improving Manual Handling at Work and Play - providing some thought provoking knowledge about the difference between good
and bad ergonomics and how much physical energy can be lost through inefficient
Overview of Occupational Health and Safety - which provides a succinct way in which to view the subject from both an ethical
and legislative manner;
Addressing Emergencies in the Workplace - demonstrating the logic of having well-prepared systems before the unexpected
happens and demonstrates how it saves you a motza!;
Blending into the Environment - how you can achieve excellent relationships with the EPA, local council and
Oh, and we can provide the day-to-day competency affairs just in case you do
have some staff who do need to improve their day-to-day competencies!
Note that we are capable of providing various longer courses, such as:
Five-hour WorkCover accredited 'green card' (OHS General Induction for Construction
Work in NSW);
Four-day WorkCover accredited OHS Consultation Course;
Four-hour to two-day WorkCover accredited Manual Handling course;
One to two-day Workcover accredited Risk Management for Supervisors course;
Varying degrees of First Aid certificate courses (including Senior and Advanced
Fire equipment useage;
Evacuation and Warden training;
Environmental training (including useage of spill response equipment.
Of course, cpd4u - via SafeMeasure and ECS - can prepare specialist courses, and CPD points can
be assigned as appropriate.
Our courses are educative, entertaining and enjoyable!
Hot Tip 1:
Earn cpd points by registering as a member of cpd4u and receive the following bonuses:
quarterly electronic newsletter
discount card for trade shops
10% discount off cpd4u courses
Hot Tip 2:
You can earn cpd points by attending trade shows and conferences relevant to
your industry. For example, shop fitters may earn points by attending a show relating
to furniture - Find out more about trade shows and conferences that may assist
you obtain points by visiting the Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty
Ltd site at www.aec.net.au