Master Builders continuing professional development (CPD) scheme is designed to help members and their employees to improve their skills and knowledge, to ensure members meet the professional standards expected from a Master Builder and to improve the overall quality of contractors in the building and construction industry.
We anticipate a compulsory CPD scheme will commence in Queensland in the future, so participating in the voluntary Master Builders scheme now will prepare you when that is introduced.
CPD helps you maintain and improve the knowledge and skills required to be a contractor. It enables you to keep up-to-date with new building materials and methodologies, changes in legislation and other industry issues, all of which impacts on your business.
- Learning is a lifelong process – participating in Master Builders CPD scheme will give you the encouragement and discipline needed to regularly maintain and improve your knowledge and skills
- Clients today seek to engage professionals who keep up-to-date with the latest industry information and trends – participating in CPD will demonstrate to your clients that you are committed to continuing development
- You will receive a badge and certificate for each year that you meet the minimum requirement, which you can use to promote your involvement in the scheme to clients
- For businesses, encouraging your employees to participate in the scheme will help improve the overall quality of your staff and your business and, in turn, help to improve the overall quality of contractors in the building and construction industry
- Motivated and loyal staff will ensure your clients receive better service and enhance the reputation of your business
- For individuals, participating in the scheme will show that you are committed to continuing development and will help improve your employability.
Participation in Master Builders CPD scheme is voluntary and free for members.
If you choose to participate in the scheme, each participating employee will be required to undertake at least 6 hours (or 6 points) of approved activities each year - activities such as events, training, industry conferences, etc. Individual employees’ points are combined to give a total number of hours for the company. One hour is equivalent to one point.
Points are accumulated over each calendar year. Individual employee points cannot be carried over to a different member account, should the employee change employers.
Members and employees who meet the annual requirement of 6 hours will receive a Record of Achievement certificate at the end of each calendar year. You will also receive an electronic completion ‘badge’ for the relevant year where CPD points were completed.