We have developed the ARBV CPD framework, which we recommend you follow when planning CPD activities.
The framework is a guide for architects (practising) and sets out the kinds and amounts of CPD activities the ARBV considers appropriate.
Alternatively, you can choose to create your own CPD plan to address your individual needs.
If you are registered as an architect (practising) in more than one state or territory, you only need to complete one set of CPD activities.
If you are registered as practising for the full year
If you are registered as an architect (practising) for the full registration year, the ARBV CPD framework sets out for architects to complete:
- at least 20 hours of CPD per registration year (1 July to 30 June)
- at least 10 hours of formal CPD activities, out of the total 20 hours. The framework details formal and informal activities.
The framework does not specify CPD activities architects (practising) must complete. Architects (practising) should develop their own CPD plan to address their individual needs.
If you are registered as practising for part of the year or have special circumstances
If you are registered as an architect (practising) for part of the year, the ARBV CPD framework:
- states that you should complete CPD activities proportionate to the part of the year for which you are registered.
This is also the same for individuals who experience special circumstances such as illness or extended leave (including parental leave) for part of the year.
- an architect (practising) who is registered for 6 months (50%) of the registration year needs to complete 10 hours (50%) of CPD activities
- an architect (practising) on parental leave for 9 months (75%) of the registration year needs to complete 5 hours (25%) of CPD activities. The architect may also wish to become an architect (non-practising).
Architects (practising) who are registered for part of the year or with special circumstances should take their circumstances into account when making the declaration.
If you are registered as non-practising for the full year
Only architects (practising) need to meet the CPD requirements. Architects (non-practising) are exempt.