Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date and/or remaining compliant can seem difficult when you have so many other things on your plate, but ASFA has made things simple with its wide range of CPD solutions.
What is CPD and why is it important
CPD is a career-long approach to planning, maintaining and developing your knowledge and skills. It also ensures you continually build on the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the competitive business world.
CPD helps you achieve your development and career goals to build your reputation.
For those who have completed RG 146 Superannuation it enables you to stay compliant with ASIC RG 146 and APRA’s ‘Fit and proper’ policy.
How many CPD points do I have?
ASFA’s online CPD tracking system allows members to login and view their CPD report at any time. This report lists all CPD activities successfully completed with ASFA.
Non-members can login and download an ASFA Activity report which lists all your activities with ASFA.
You will need to login to the ASFA website to access your CPD or Activity report.
CPD activities and points
The table below details the various activities available in the 2019/2020 financial year and their relevant point allocation. These points relate to activities that begin on or after 1 July 2019 and are revised annually.
|ACTIVITY ||CPD POINTS ||DURATION ||DELIVERY MODE |
|SuperCPD ||1 point per assessment topic (minimum 20 points per year offered) ||Annual subscription, released quarterly ||Online |
|ASFA Learning courses |
|RG 146 Superannuation ||24 ||Up to 6 months ||Online or workshop |
|RG 146 Superannuation Refresher ||3 ||Up to 3 months ||Online or workshop |
|General Advice Skills Program ||6 ||Up to 6 months ||Online |
|Super Essentials ||6 ||Up to 6 months ||Online |
|Superannuation Governance Masterclass ||3 ||Half-day ||Public or corporate workshop |
|FNS41815 Certificate IV in Financial Services ||24 ||Up to 6 months ||Online |
|FNS40915 Certificate IV in Superannuation ||24 ||Up to 6 months ||Online |
|ASFA Conference ||Up to 16 points ||3 days ||Conference |
|ASFA Briefing, such as: |
|1 per session with technical content ||1 – 1.5 hours ||Face to face event |
|ASFA Seminar ||4 points ||Half-day ||Face to face event |
|ASFA Forum ||8 points ||1 day ||Face to face event |
|ASFA Discussion Group ||1 point per meeting ||1 – 1.5 hours ||Face to face meeting |
|Industry consultation |
|ASFA Committee Meeting/Working Group |
(excluding Board committees)
|1 point (maximum 10 per year) ||1 – 1.5 hours ||Face to face or dial in meeting |
|Technical authoring, such as: |
|3 per article || ||Email |
Note: Activities are advertised with the applicable points and may vary from the table.