Accreditation of Continuing Professional Development

Welcome to the new CPD Points "Online".  You can achieve CPD points in two ways.

1)   by attending plumbing related events, meetings, functions etc

2)   by answering a series of questions online.   


On this page you can register your CPD points and submit them to receive your CPD certificate. The information below explains the process for achieving points via events, meetings, functions etc.  

The Questions Online have been set up to assist people in the regions that have limited access to meetings etc.  It is also a great opportunity for all members of the plumbing industry to keep up to date with current legislation and standards.  To access the Questions Online please click here.



Before completing the form below please take the time to read the following information.


Introduction

The continual advancement of technologies and changes occurring within the plumbing industry and the built environment places a responsibility on plumbing inspectors to maintain knowledge and continually develop new skils.

 

Structured training programs within organisations such as a Continued Professional Development (CPD) scheme is recognised  by the Commonwealth Government and National Training Bodies.

 

The Institute of Plumbing Inspectors, Queensland is committed to facilitate competency-based training for its members through a formalised structured program and encourages all members to actively participate in Continued Professional Development.

The organisational success of Continued Professional Development is reliant upon the individual to participate and conscientiously seek and maintain knowledge and skill level.  Accordingly the Institute has established a framework to encourage and evaluate the Continued Professional Development activities of its members.

 

The Institute's CPD program is to continually review and secure consistency in the interpretation of the Laws and Codes that bind the plumbing industry and use effective means of communication to involve all members.

 

The successful outcome of the Institute’s Professional Development Program is dependent on its members sharing knowledge and quality information through structured meetings, seminars, industry workshops, Technical forums and the use of the IPIQ website.

 

CPD Structure

Continued Professional Development (CPD) points are allocated to all ordinary members and participating associate members of the Institute of Plumbing Inspectors of Queensland.

Associate members of the Institute are not required to attain CPD Points.

CPD accreditation will be given to members who attain 100 or more CPD points within the annual registration period.

On completion of the annual CPD registration period, the participant is to return his/her completed Personal CPD Point Register (form below) to the IPIQ CPD review committee for assessment.  Participants are to complete all sections of the form which includes:

 

  • Personal Details
  • CPD Activity Information
  • Member’s CPD Declaration

 

CPD activities include:

1.      Conferences, seminars and training courses

2.   Academic courses

3.      Individual studies (including Questions Online)

4.      Involvement with professional and technical activities

5.      IPIQ Annual General Meetings

 

The IPIQ will recognise accredited CPD members through an official listing register.

All CPD applicants will be issued with an IPIQ Achievement Certificate once 100 points has been achieved.

 

The recognition of courses and activities conducted by professional bodies and educational establishments as being relevant to the program will be determined by the IPIQ CPD review committee.

 

The IPIQ CPD review committee will consist of:

  • Two CPD coordinators
  • IPIQ Council

Point Allocation

Conferences, Seminars and Training Courses

 

Code

Activity

Point Allocation

1.1

IPIQ Conferences (State, Regional)

20 per day

1.2

Plumbing Industry Seminars, Technical Forums, Meeting (State, Regional)

20 per day/3 per hour           

1.3

 

Other Seminars/IPIQ organised meetings

(other Organisations and regions)

20 per day/3 per hour

1.4

Plumbing Trade Shows

10 per attendance

1.5

Other relevant training or short courses

20 per day/3 per hour

Academic Courses

 

Code

Activity

Point Allocation

2.1

Certificate - full year

- Single semester

50

20

2.2

Diploma – full year

- Single semester

100

50                                           

2.3

Post Graduate studies – full year

- Single semester

100

50

2.4

 

Degree – full year

- Single semester

100

50

 

Individual Studies (individual studies should be completed in conjunction with other activities i.e. 100 points cannot be achieved by Individual studies alone.)

Code

Activity

Point Allocation

3.1

eg. Access to IPIQ website or links; reading technical journals, theoretical or practical research.

5 per hour (max.60)

 

3.2

Access the IPIQ website and complete the Questions Online.


1 per each correct answer. (max 10 per question session)

Involvement with Professional and Technical Activities

 

Code

Activity

Point Allocation

4.1

Preparation of lectures/papers

20

4.2

Presentation of lectures/papers

20       

IPIQ annual and Special General Meetings

Code

Activity

Point Allocation

5.1

IPIQ Annual General Meeting

20

5.2

IPIQ Special General Meeting

9      

 

Allocation of CPD Points - Number of Points Required per annum - 100 points

 

Step 1. Please complete details below

CPD points Year 1 July to 30 June




 Step 2. Please fill out the attached form and either post or email to:

 IPIQ                                                                                                               OR

P.O. Box 2219

BROOKSIDE CENTRE QLD 4053

 

Click on the link below to access the form.

CPD Activity Form 1.doc CPD Activity Form 1.doc
Size : 54.5 Kb
Type : doc

IPIQ@partnerpro.com.au

Please Note:  Both Step1 and Step 2 need to be completed before points will be accredited to you.