Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Programs

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Professional Development Programs

As a result of evolving COVID-19 situation, we are no longer able to host previously scheduled face-to-face programs. Where possible we are working to provide alternatives such as audio or video recordings, webinars and written materials.

Should you have any enquiries about any course cancellation or wish to discuss further please contact the Client Services team on Tel 02 9965 7111 or 1300 506 402 or email cpd@collaw.edu.au.

If you still require CPD units before 31 March we recommend viewing our CPD offerings that will enable you to complete your units online.

 


Important information regarding CPD compliance

From the Law Society of NSW

The NSW Law Society of NSW has made a determination which will allow you to satisfy all your CPD requirements through private study of audio/visual material rather than having this capped at 5 units. See the full statement.


From the Queensland Law Society

The QLS Council has granted practitioners an extension of time to comply with continuing professional development requirements under part 6 of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005.

Queensland practitioners now have up until 30 June 2020 to complete continuing professional development (CPD). Any CPD points obtained between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020 can be attributed to either the 2019/20 or 2020/21 year.

 

From the Legal Services Board Victoria

In light of the current circumstances, for the CPD year ending 31 March 2020, you will not need to undertake any face-to-face CPD activity. While you must still complete 10 units of CPD by 31 March 2020, you can do through private study of relevant audio/visual material or you may participate in multimedia or web-based programs. For this CPD year, we will not be enforcing the 5 unit cap on this CPD format as set out in the CPD Rules for Solicitors . For the full statement please click here

 

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Face-to-face programs

Attend face-to-face for networking and personalised feedback opportunities. Programs include: Essential guide workshops; Skills workshops; Emerging issues programs; Advanced conferences; and Mandatory CPD.

Face-to-face

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Skills workshops

The College of Law’s Skills workshops provide you with hands-on practice and feedback to deepen your skills in a specific areas of practice.

Skills workshops

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CPD Interactive

CPD Interactive’s online courses allow you to benefit from many years of accumulated knowledge, from some of the most experienced names in the legal industry Australia wide.

CPD Interactive

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On-demand CPD

Complete the programs online anytime, from anywhere. All you need is a device and internet access.

On-demand CPD

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New lawyer program

The College of Law has introduced a New Lawyer Program to encourage and offer new lawyers (less than three years in practice) the opportunity to upskill and add value to their practice from the very first day.

New Lawyer Program

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Mediator training

With more and more disputes being resolved before trial, mediation and dispute resolution training is a great skill for practitioners to have. The College offers Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Programs along with National Mediation Assessment.

Mediator training

Migration Capstone

The Migration Agents Capstone Assessment (the Capstone Assessment) is an independent competency-based assessment, offered by The College of Law Limited. The Capstone Assessment has been designed to assess candidate’s skills to meet the Occupational Competency Standards for Registered Migration Agents (RMAs).

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Notarial Practice

Becoming a Notary is an additional service you can offer to your clients and expands the capabilities of your practice to welcome new work. Ensure you are ready to practise by learning with the leader in legal education.

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What CPD do lawyers in Australia need to do?

James Crittenden

Assistant Director of Practitioner Education (Professional Development), The College of Law

 

Transcript:

Generally Lawyers in Australia are required to complete 10 CPD points each CPD year, which runs from 1 April through 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists, are required to do 20 units. There are four areas in which you must complete at least one each CPD unit per year, these include Ethics and professional responsibility, Practice management and business skills, Professional skills and Substantive law. I recommend you check the details further with the regulating bodies in your state. It is also a good idea to be strategic in your selection of professional development program – what will help you upskill and what will enhance your career? It is valuable time you have to spend completing your CPD – make it count!

Comprehensive seminar materials with an excellent presenter made this an extremely valuable CPD seminar – highly recommended for practitioners at many levels of experience.

Past attendee

Continuing Professional Development