Continuing professional development (CPD)

The changing regulatory environment for architects in Australia includes the requirement by some state governments that architects undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain registration.

While some states and territories do not mandate CPD as a condition of registration, all Architects Acts across Australia require registered architects to maintain a high standard of competence and conduct, including through continuous learning and CPD. The Institute actively encourages all members to undertake regular CPD activities annually to maintain their professional knowledge and standards. 

Undertaking CPD is also recommended for those in the initial stages of their career. It is invaluable to gain knowledge and acquire new skills to develop in the profession and throughout the duration of an architectural career.