CPD Requirements for Social WorkersCPD Requirements for Social Workers

Social Workers are required to undergo Continuing Professional Development throughout their careers to develop the personal and professional qualities required in the exercise of their profession. The following article informs a brief overview of the CPD requirements for Social Workers in Australia 2021 and is subjected to change All registered social workers are required to obtain a minimum of twenty (20) CPD points annually, or forty (40) points over a period of a two (2) year cycle.

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CPD Requirements for Social Workers

by Nexlec Team 

Nov 02, 2021

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Social Workers are required to undergo Continuing Professional Development throughout their careers to develop the personal and professional qualities required in the exercise of their profession. The following article informs a brief overview of the CPD requirements for Social Workers in Australia 2021 and is subjected to change

All registered social workers are required to obtain a minimum of twenty (20) CPD points annually, or forty (40) points over a period of a two (2) year cycle.

All registered social auxiliary workers are required to obtain a minimum of ten (10) CPD points annually or twenty (20) points over a period of a two (2) year cycle.

At least one CPD activity in a two-year cycle must address exclusively on the professional Code of Conduct and Ethics for social workers and social auxiliary workers.

A maximum of ten (10) years accumulated CPD points may be carried over to the next year for a maximum period of one year.

CPD points should be accumulated from a combination of activities and cannot be obtained from one single CPD category. This is to encourage professionals to participate in a variety of activities, to ensure different levels of learning, participating and exposure.

Each CPD activity is approved after assessment and CPD points are allocated against the set criteria. CPD points are awarded to trainees on completion of the CPD activity.


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