CPD rules in Australian Capital Territory

 

As of 01 April, 2015 and updated on 7 February 2017, all practitioners who hold a current practising certificate must, during each CPD year (01 April to 31 March), complete 10 units of continuing professional development (CPD) by completing a course which satisfies the following requirements:

  • The course must be relevant to a practitioner’s immediate or long term needs in relation to the practitioner’s professional development and to the practice of law
  • In the first period of operation of CPD, from 01 July, 2010 to 31 March, 2011, the minimum number of units should be seven (7). All other years the course must have an aggregate value of ten (10) CPD units
  • The course must include at least one (1) CPD unit in each of the core areas:
    • Core Area 1 - Legal ethics and professional responsibility
    • Core Area 2 - Practice management and business skills
    • Core Area 3 - Professional skills
    • Core Area 4 - Substantive law and procedural law
  • A practitioner’s engagement in a course of continuing professional development which satisfies the requirements, will entitle the practitioner to one (1) CPD unit for each hour of participation in the course
  • ACT practitioners may claim 1 CPD unit per hour for recorded online video or audio material, and this is unlimited
  • Attending a live web seminar, live online, entitles a practitioner to claim the same number of units as attending the seminar in person

For full details of ACT Rules please visit the ACT Law Society.

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