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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is any additional learning or activities you have taken to: 

  • expand your knowledge
  • maintain up-to-date skills
  • progress in a professional context.

Currently, CPD is required in New South Wales and Tasmania to retain your builder’s registration licence.

This means as part of the licence renewal process, you need to meet your CPD requirements. You must complete the required CPD learning or activities relevant to your licence category to renew your licence.

How many points do I need?

New South Wales
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In New South Wales CPD is managed by Fair Trading. Licence and certificate holders must complete 12 points of CPD activity each year to renew their licence or certificate.

If the licence period is for 3 years, then the licensee must show that they have obtained 36 CPD points in the 3 years immediately prior to renewal.

Class 2 Building Practitioners must complete 3 hours of their CPD requirements from Construct NSW and the same course cannot be repeated in consecutive years unless the content has changed.

Tasmania
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In Tasmania CPD is managed by The Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS). Builders must complete 12 points of CPD activity per year. 

Other licence categories, including Architect, Civil Designer, Building Designer and Designer Specialising in Building Services, must complete 20 points per year.

Building Surveyors and Engineers must complete 30 CPD points per year.

How can I earn CPD points?

You can earn CPD points with the following activities:

  • Training short courses and workshops
  • Events and trade nights
  • Virtual events and webinars.

In New South Wales you can also earn up to 4 points per year through the following:

  • 1 point per year for every apprentice you employ (maximum 4 points per year). HIA Apprentice can help you
  • CPD points earnt by your business partner or associate can also count towards your CPD points.

In Tasmania you can also earn CPD points per year through the following:

  • 1 point per year for being a member of HIA
  • 1 point per year for reading HIA’s Housing Magazine
  • 1 point per year for reading Building News

Manage your CPD


As a member of HIA, My CPD makes it easy to keep track of your CPD points and activities.

It provides all your CPD requirements including: 

  • Work out how many CPD points you need to get each year.
  • Find activities to earn CPD points.
  • Track activities you have completed.
  • Manage your CPD compliance, making it easier to renew your licence.

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