Completing CPD endorsed learning gives you CPD Points. These points can then be used in your portfolio, resume or future career as a professional.
Online Courses Australia is accredited with the CPD Service. The CPD service gives you 1 CPD point for every hour of accredited learning. Please note hours of accredited learning is different to the length of your course (hours of actual learning you do). The best thing to do to find out how many CPD points you will get for a course, is to check the course page and the points will be listed. The actual study hours or length of the course is listed separately.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development(CPD) and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge.
CPD is a form of life-long learning or training in a structured way.
What does the CPD service certification mean?
It means, Online Courses Australia’s courses have been assessed by the CPD body. Independent subject matter experts have assessed and reviewed all of OCA’s learning materials and student policies and procedures. The independent experts from the CPD body have assessed our learning objectives for each course, the learning content and the end of course assessment. The CPD body has effectively endorsed our learning for continuing professional development purposes.
What is CPD for?
The CPD process helps you manage your own development on an ongoing basis. Its function is to help you record, review and reflect on what you learn. It’s not a tick-box document recording the training you have completed. It’s broader than that.
Training or development – what’s the difference?
These terms are often used interchangeably, though there is a distinction. As a rule of thumb, training is formal and linear. It’s to do with learning how to do something specific, relating to skill and competence. Training can be as simple as using a PC application and as complex as learning how to be a pilot. Development is often informal and has a wider application, giving you the tools to do a range of things and relating to capability and competency. It involves progression from basic know-how to more advanced, mature or complex understanding. Alternatively, it can be about widening your range of transferable skills like leadership, managing projects or organising information.
What will CPD do for you?
CPD can help you to reflect, review and document your learning and develop and update your professional knowledge and skills. It is also very useful to: