CPD requirements

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) you undertake must have regard to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and demonstrate:

  • A balance across the following areas
    • Employer/school directed and supported CPD
    • Teacher identified CPD
  • A range of types of CPD activities
  • Completion of at least the minimum annual amount required.

Professional responsibility for maintaining your knowledge and skills extends beyond your personal professional development to meet your responsibilities as a member of a team and school staff. The balance may vary according to your particular situation. For example, if you are a supply or contract teacher it may be appropriate to emphasise teacher identified CPD.

CPD is an annual requirement for teachers with full registration whether your situation is:

  • Teaching full-time
  • Teaching part-time
  • Doing supply or contract teaching

You must complete at least 20 hours of CPD for any calendar year in which you teach 20 days or more. There is no CPD requirement for any year in which you teach fewer than 20 days.

Table (A) CPD requirements
Days of teaching employment per year CPD requirements per year from 2013 onwards
20 days and above At least 20 hours
Under 20 days Nil CPD


These amounts of CPD apply only for the years 2013 and after.  For CPD requirements for 2011-2012, please contact the QCT.


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