Time is running out to complete your 2016 CPD points: Real estate bulletin issue 123 (October 2016)
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10 October 2016
With less than three months remaining for the 2016 calendar year the Department reminds you to check your Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) points tally.
If you have not obtained all of your 2016 points you should secure a place in the available courses now. You risk missing out if you leave it to the last few weeks of the year to book.
All licensees with current triennial certificates, and all sales representatives and property managers with current registrations, must complete the required CPD activities each year.
Failure to complete your CPD requirements could result in your licence or registration not being renewed, or the suspension of your licence or registration by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) until your CPD requirements are met. The SAT may also reprimand, and/or fine you.
A CPD points audit carried out at the end of September has found that:
- Only 30% of real estate agents have completed all points.
- Only 35% of real estate sales representatives and property managers have completed all points.
Under the Real Estate and Business Agents and Sales Representatives Code of Conduct 2016 agents have a responsibility to ensure their employees comply with legislation, including the requirement to meet their CPD obligations. The Department encourages agents to check with their employees, that their CPD compliance is up-to-date.
The Department will not accept that CPD courses’ being full at the end of the year is a valid reason for non-compliance. Places left in available courses are limited and therefore you are urged to act now.
There is a comprehensive list of the mandatory and elective activities approved by the Department on the website.
If you have any specific queries relating to your CPD obligations, please contact the CPD team directly on 1300 30 40 64 or email.
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