Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is about maintaining and enhancing your knowledge and expertise throughout your career.
CPD is about staying current, engaging in life-long-learning that enhances your professional development, challenging preconceptions and achieving good outcomes for the people you work with.
CPD follows a plan that addresses your training and education needs, as identified by yourself, your employer, and/or your supervisor.
The goal for your CPD is to ensure you plan to meet the SWRB’s ten core competence standards.
The CPD log, which is the evidence of your learning and development activities, now needs to be updated every year, and is aligned with your Practising Certificate period, which runs from July to June.
The SWRB will be auditing a percentage of CPD logs on an annual basis, and it is essential you keep yours up to date and ready to be audited.
The CPD log is expected to show that you have:
- A plan of CPD activities connected to the ten core competencies
- Completed a minimum of 20 hours
- Critically reflected on your CPD learning and the relevance of the learning for your practice
- Utilised at least two types of CPD, at least one of which should be relational, involving engagement with others. A relational activity could include a live webinar or video watched and discussed with others, but not a solo activity such as reading or viewing a YouTube clip
- A sign-off from your supervisor