Time is running out - have you completed your 2017 CPD points: Settlement agents bulletin Issue 74 (November 2017)
1 November 2017
With only two months remaining for the 2017 calendar year Consumer Protection reminds you to check your Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) points tally.
If you have not obtained all of your 2017 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.
A CPD points audit carried out at the end of September has found that:
- 36% of settlement agents have not completed the core activities; and
- 38% of settlement agents have not obtained the required points for 2017.
Consumer Protection 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.
Failure to complete your CPD requirements could result in your licence not being renewed, or the suspension of your licence by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) until your CPD requirements are met. Recent actions in the SAT against members of the real estate industry are reflected in the following bulletins:
- Issue 148 - Fine for sales representative over CPD training requirements
- Issue 151 - Real estate licence cancelled for failing to complete CPD requirements
There is a comprehensive list of the mandatory and elective activities approved by the Consumer Protection on the website.
If you have any specific queries relating to your CPD obligations, please contact the CPD team directly on 1300 304 064 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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