CPD rules in Tasmania


The Law Society of Tasmania introduced a mandatory continuing legal education scheme for Tasmanian practitioners which commenced on 1 April 2012. 

According to the Law Society of Tasmania legal CPD scheme, practitioners must earn 10 CPD units in a CPD year (1 April – 31 March annually). 

Practitioners must earn a minimum of 1 legal CPD unit from each of the following four mandatory competency areas:

  • Practical Legal Ethics
  • Practice Management and Business Skills
  • Professional Skills.
  • Substantive Law

CPD Activities

Under the Law Society of Tasmania’s Continuing Professional Development Scheme (Practice Guideline No. 4), a legal CPD activity is defined in clause 2.4 and includes:

  • attendance at, or preparing or presenting material for, a seminar, workshop, lecture, conference, educational program or course or discussion group; or 
  • completing a non-award course at a tertiary institution relevant to law or legal practice (up to a maximum of 5 units); or 
  • viewing or listening to, or preparing material for, a multi-media or web-based program or recorded material, including our seminar audio and video recordings (up to a maximum of 5 units); or 
  • publishing, or substantively editing or refereeing, an article in a legal or non-legal publication (up to a maximum of 3 units); or 
  • regular attendance at meetings, and participation as a member, of a committee or other body undertaking work of substantial significance to the practice of the law and which is reasonably likely to assist the attendee’s professional development.
  • 6 CPD points of CPD activity completed on any one day


For Full details of the Tasmanian CPD requirements please visit the Law Society of Tasmania.



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