Continuing Compulsory Professional Development Pilot Project
Course availability update
The building and construction industry is always changing, and to stay ahead, you need to keep up with the legislative changes, trends and standards. Compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) is designed to support and equip industry professionals with an increased understanding of compliance with technical and legislative requirements.
Besides existing requirements for professions such as private certifiers, architects and engineers, there is currently no CCPD framework in the Queensland building and construction industry for QBCC licensees. To test elements of such a framework and see how it could work in Queensland, the QBCC is facilitating a voluntary pilot project from June until the end of 2021.
During this pilot project we will be asking QBCC licensees to voluntarily undertake an online course and a related assessment in order to achieve CCPD points.
CCPD is expected to provide several benefits, including:
- building upon and gaining new skills necessary in the building and construction industry
- maintenance and improvement of competence in business, trade, professional and safety skills
- keeping up-to-date on emerging issues and methodologies
- improving the reputation of the industry and those who work within it
- delivering a higher standard of building work and a reduction in building defects.
There will be two voluntary professional development courses offered as part of this voluntary pilot program, the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) & Annual Financial Reporting Obligations course, as well as the Safety Obligations course.
Numbers are strictly limited to 15 participants per sessions, so be quick in registering. We will be adding more sessions soon so keep checking back if you miss out on your preferred session.
Minimum Financial Requirements (and Annual Financial Reporting) Obligations
The course will provide you with a clear and concise overview of MFR, including critical concepts and simple and easy to understand guidance on how to meet your MFR and annual financial reporting obligations.
This course is targeted to licensees in MFR categories of Self-certifying 1, Self-certifying 2 and Categories 1, 2 and 3 only.
Safety Obligations (Sections 48 and 54A – QBCC Act)
The course will provide you with a clear and concise understanding of your obligations under sections 48 and 54A of the QBCC Act and how to notify the QBCC of a safety notifiable incident.
A key benefit to you will be the opportunity to gain a Certificate of Completion and CCPD points after successful completion of the online courses and the related assessments.
For building certifiers who already undertake CPD, your participation and attainment of the Certificate of Completion for either of these courses, including CCPD points achieved, may be recognised by your professional body for CPD purposes.
The CCPD voluntary pilot project will provide insights to help us identify current and future professional development needs. Your input into this process is vital.