Elective CPD - real estate

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Each year, participants are to complete seven points of elective CPD activities. The cost of completing elective activities must be borne by the participant. CPD elective activities may take the form of training courses, seminars, workshops and distance education courses.

Only activities approved by Consumer Protection can attract CPD points. When choosing an elective CPD activity, participants need to be aware different types of activities attract points at different rates.

In each calendar year, metropolitan and regional participants are only permitted to have three elective points from Learning Category 4 activities counted towards the seven which are deemed necessary to be compliant with the CPD program requirements.

Remote participants are allowed to claim six elective points per year from Learning Category 4 activities. Remote participants are those whose principal place of business lies outside a 100km radius of Perth, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Bunbury, Port Hedland, Broome, Karratha, Northam, Margaret River or Albany.

Approved elective activities and training providers list

The elective activities lists the approved electives, amount of points they attract and training providers contact details.

For further information about a particular CPD activity please contact the relevant training provider.

Please note as additional activities are added to this list throughout the year you may wish to check this page periodically for new activities that may suit your interests.

Claiming points

Retain your certificate of attendance in a safe place as evidence of your participation in the CPD program. You may be requested to provide evidence of completion of you CPD courses upon renewal of your triennial certificate or certificate of registration.

What is an elective CPD activity?

An elective CPD activity is any CPD activity approved by Consumer Protection but not categorised as a mandatory CPD activity. Participants choose what elective activities they would like to undertake to make up the balance of 10 CPD points by choosing topics that have a specific relevance or interest to them or their business. Each elective CPD activity is assigned to one of four learning categories.  Each approved elective CPD activity must have an educational outcome, be industry specific and be categorised as being relevant to one of the approved professional development subject areas.  It is important to note that only the activities listed on the approved elective activities page are considered to be acceptable for CPD purposes.

What is a learning category?

Each CPD activity falls into one of four learning categories which indicate the nature of an activity. Its categorisation is dependent on what type of training it is, who is providing the training and the number of CPD points that can be accrued per hour of an activity. It also prescribes the evidence required to prove attendance. 

What are the approved professional development subjects?

The subject areas that CPD training must address are prescribed in Schedule 1A of the Regulations. The list of areas is broad in order to provide an opportunity for participants to increase their industry knowledge and to develop skills in relevant areas. 

How do I keep track of my CPD activities attended and points accrued? 

It is your responsibility to keep track of the CPD activities you have attended. You may find it useful to keep a CPD Training Log with details of each CPD activity completed and the CPD points accrued. When it comes time to apply for renewal of your triennial certificate or certificate of registration your application cannot be lodged at Australia Post without a completed CPD Training Log. You need to obtain and retain records for your attendance at mandatory and elective CPD activities. For CPD activities that attract one CPD point per hour, you need to obtain a statement of attainment, a record of completion or a certificate of attendance. For CPD activities that attract a half point per hour, records of attendance are needed. Some examples are: receipts for seminars or notes on approved videos/DVDs or multimedia programs. 

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