Professional Development Programs
Update and upskill with our August to December programs
This financial year we are offering a range of programs designed to help you upskill and add value to your practice. Programs are presented by experienced practitioners and are tailored for your level of experience.
Register for any program on our August to December calendar before 31 August and save 10% in addition to any alumni discount.
Use the voucher SAVE10 at checkout online.
Professional Development at The College of Law
The College of Law offers a range of professional development programs that will satisfy your CPD requirements. Choose from:
- Essential guide workshops
Foundational-level to kick start your skills in a new area of practice. Workshops are led by experienced practitioners. You will be led through practical scenarios and activities to apply the skills that will assist you to practise in a new area of law.
- Skills workshops
Get hands-on practice and feedback to deepen and improve your skills. Workshops are led by experienced practitioners and barristers who will draw on their experience to lead you through a series of activities to build your confidence and skills in a particular area of practice.
- Emerging issues programs
Learn about recent decisions, changes in legislation, updates in the law and how to apply them to your practice.
- Advanced conferences
Hear from the experts about the latest trends and developments in advanced, specialist areas of practice as you network with colleagues.
- Virtual skills workshops
Experienced practitioners engaged as workshop leaders will guide you through content and activities on our online learning platform. Your workshop leader will provide individualised feedback on your work. Virtual delivery allows you to complete the workshop without having to leave the office.
- On-demand podcasts
Listen to recorded podcasts covering the emerging issues in law. Podcasts can be accessed anywhere you have internet access.
- Interactive online courses
Complete the programs online anytime, from anywhere. Interactive tasks provide you with feedback on your work and gauge your progress.
All Law Society members and College of Law alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on a range of programs.
What is continuing professional development (CPD)?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year. Most practitioners are required to complete 10 CPD units each year. For clarification on the number of CPD units you need to complete, you should contact your state regulating body.
View a short guide of what your CPD obligations are here.
Comprehensive seminar materials with an excellent presenter made this an extremely valuable CPD seminar – highly recommended for practitioners at many levels of experience.
How to choose a professional development opportunity
Identify any knowledge or skills gaps relevant to your current role or the role you aspire to.
Investigate the options to address those gaps. Is it a short program? Is it a certificate? Or is it a degree program?
Consider how you want to learn – face-to-face, online or via webinars?
Ask colleagues and friends what programs, courses and other strategies have been most useful to them.
Really enjoyed the range of topics today. All the presenters were well-researched and provided really beneficial information. Loved the informal style which encouraged open discussion.