RECORDING YOUR CPD
All ACS Members are encouraged to maintain a minimum of 15 CPD hours each year, however Certified Technologist and Certified Professional members are required to maintain a minimum of 20 CPD hours and 30 CPD hours each year respectively.To assist with career development and career breaks, ACS assesses member CPD over a rolling three (3) year period ie: 90 CPD house for Certified Professionals over any 3yr period.
ACS encourages members to engage, participate in and attend activities relevant to their role to increase their knowledge, skills and ability to succeed in the competitive business environment. The CPD must be relevant to our industry, current role, and career aspirations and some activities must pertain to professional ethics.
ACS conduct audits throughout the year by randomly selecting members to review their CPD activities. Audits are conducted by ACS Membership Team.
ACS recommends you maintain detailed supporting documents or evidence of all your CPD activities. Any false claims made in relation to CPD records and activities may be construed as misconduct under the ACS Code of Practice and Disciplinary Rules.
- Delivered by recognised practitioner
- Contains a comprehensive set of learning objectives
- Delivers a specific learning outcome
A presentation delivered to an audience on a particular topic or set of topics
The process of learning how to more accurately and thoroughly perform the technical components of your role
Other relevant qualifications ( CPD provided upon application)
- Nationally accredited industry qualification
- Completion of relevant units/subjects within a qualification
- Such as a degree or MBA.
A brief intensive course emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a (usually small) number of participants.
Reviewing relevant papers, such as in a book, magazine, newspaper, whitepaper, or notebook, or of electronic displays, such as computer displays, television or e-readers.
Video on demand or audio and video on demand which allow members to select and watch/listen to video or audio content as needed
Mentoring or being Mentee
- For a member identified as a mentor who meets the ACS mentor requirements
- For a member identified as a mentee who meets the ACS mentee requirements
Demonstrating a technical application
A method of teaching by example rather than simple explanation
An online forum for individuals to discuss various topics amongst each other An active member of a group of people asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards a product, service, concept, or solution.
Follows a specific, coherent format for articulation of research study results either oral or written with the purpose to inform, persuade or build good will
Design and/or presenting a course
- The process used to design a course; analyse, design, develop, implement and evaluate
- Oral presentation of a structured course
Writing industry related articles/papers
Production of an article/paper for a recognised industry publication or forum