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Continuing Professional Development  (CPD)

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is at the core of maintaining current competencies, cutting edge business and professional practices, exploring new trends and thought leadership.

CPD should be a lifelong, systematic and planned process to maintain and develop professional competence, creativity and innovation. The outcome has value for both the individual and their industry & profession.

Any learning activity which maintains, develops or increases knowledge, technical skills, problem-solving or professional performance standards can be included in the CPD toolbox. The over-arching goal is to provide top quality professional services and to build and strengthen a sustainable Civil and Infrastructure industry talent pool.

 

Why is CPD important?

Continuing Professional Development helps ensure skills and knowledge are up to date.

Undertaking high quality CPD is particularly important in today's fast moving technological world as the pace of change can soon make previous learning out-of-date.

 

It is with this in mind, ICI has structured the CPD requirements.

 

How does CPD work at ICI?

 How does CPD work at ICI

  • ICI CPD points are achieved over a three-year cycle – you are best to manage that distribution by selecting sessions evenly over three years
  • Your ICI Member portal will show your CPD balance and requirements
  • Each ICI Learning Course has CPD points
  • Each ICI Learning Event has CPD points
  • ICI will allow you to claim non-ICI professional development activity
  • You can take career break leave from doing CPD as a sabbatical for things like parental leave, sick leave, working or extended travel overseas, etc. 
  • You may request a Grace Period to achieve the CPD Points required to complete the CPD Cycle that is in default
  • All of this is described  in full in ICI CPD Policy
 

CPD Points Requirements

ICI Member Level

Total CPD Points Required
over 3 years
Non-ICI CPD Points Claimable
over 3 years
Minimum ICI CPD Points Required
over 3 years
Entrant CIM (non-graded level) 45 13 32
Practitioner PCIM 45 13 32
Advanced ACIM 45 13 32
Expert ECIM 38 10 28
Master MCIM 30 8 22
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE TYPES AND CONDITIONS REGARDING THE POINTS CLAIMS FOR NON-ICI CPD POINTS 

 

CPD Types

To understand the rules for CPD, and how it works, download the ICI CPD Policy and the CPD Types and Conditions for Non-ICI claims.

   

Claiming your CPD   

Simply login to your Member portal and add your non-ICI claim and upload the required evidence. 

How will I know my CPD points total?

Your ICI Member portal will show you your CPD points balance and requirements every time you login.
You will also get email reminders to help you keep track of balances.

 

Connect and Communicate

The Institute is not simply about formal classroom learning - it’s also about connecting people and communicating industry specific information. Learning events such as conferences, seminars and short events with highly topical speakers or panels are also a fundamental part of the ICI learning engagement experience.

Topical networking events offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from industry experts, leaders and managers. It is an opportunity to widen and strengthen your network and boost your career prospects and business activity. 

As such topical networking events will also gain CPD points.  
 View the calendar here.

The ICI Core Advantage

Take advantage of the industry advised and recommended Core Learning Plans at each Learning Stage, and gain recognition and extra points towards your Grading Application...just part of the ICI Core Advantage.

WHY?

The purpose of the Core Learning Guidelines is to allow each ICI Member – both the non-graded Entrant CIM and the Graded CIM – to optimise their learning experience and strengthen their employment options by taking the option of focusing learning on a structured path...the industry's civil management standard.

Just one advantage of this is the CIM will get additional points toward their Grading Application. By completing one of the 3 sections (Technical, People and Business & Operations) in each of the 3 Stages, the person gets a boost score towards their Grading application.

Because the courses listed in the ICI Core Learning Plans are linked to the new ICI civil infrastructure industry standards, employers will understand that the applicant has practical, civil industry specific learnings across a broad range of key learning areas.

This will set that applicant apart from those who have not completed the Core Learning Plan...just part of the ICI Core Advantage.

 


The Core Courses

The Grading Standards Committee has determined that there are 12 courses in each of the 3 Stages.

A mix of Technical, People, and Business & Operations have been set in each stage Stage. The mix is designed to achieve a broad mix of skills relevant to all Civil Infrastructure Managers.

Each course is 4 hours long. They can be done in any order. You do not need to have done Stage 1 before 2, or 2 before 3. It's your choice...You are in charge of your future!

Once completed, your Grading score gets a boost!

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CORE STAGE 1

Stream Course ID Course Name

Technical

T0001

Underground Services - A Site Manager's guide to Managing the Risk

Technical

T0006

A supervisor/manager's perspective on safety and maintenance obligations on plant and equipment

Technical

T0008

Engineering Fundamentals for the new civil supervisor, manager and engineer

Technical

T0011

Understanding a Construction Environment Management Plan for the new manager

Technical

T0017

A new supervisor & manager's introduction to project reporting - why getting it right is so important

People

P0202

What every new supervisor & manager needs to know about managing people

People

P0203

Understanding the obligations of a people manager in a diverse workplace
(1) Understanding the issues and law

People

P0217

The basics of an employment relationship - what every manager & supervisor needs to know

People

P0228

Workers Compensation - Obligations for the onsite Supervisor and Manager

People

P0234

WHS Management for Leading Hands and Supervisors - What's different now that you are a Leading Hand or Supervisor?

People

P0235

WHS management for new graduates and managers - Understanding the basics of  WHS law in civil as a people manager.

People

P0237

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace - A Supervisor's Guide

Business & Operations

B0419

Contracts for new supervisors/managers: The key issues

 

 

CORE STAGE 2

Stream Course ID Course Name

Technical

T0004

A supervisor/manager's guide to compliant & effective people & plant movement plans  

Technical

T0009

Reading Plans and Specifications to ensure project success

Technical

T0018

The fundamentals of project management for civil construction 

People

P0204

What every people manager should know about resolving conflict

People

P0206

Managing diversity in the workplace (2) - Managing a diverse team

People

P0218

Performance Management for the new people manager

People

P0219

A manager's guide to the employment process

People

P0236

A Site Manager's Role in Implementing a WHS Site Management Plan

People

P0239

Managing Managers to Control Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Effectively

Business & Operations

B0400

Risk Management (1) Principles in Civil - Essentials for new supervisors & managers

Business & Operations

P0406

Financial Management Principles for the New Manager

Business & Operations

B0424

Contract management law…what a manager of managers needs to know

 

 

CORE STAGE 3

Stream Course ID Course Name

Technical

T0016

A detailed guide to Waste Management and Risk to the Project

People

P0201

Effective Management Skills for Managers

People

P0205

Negotiation and influencing skills

People

P0207

Managing diversity in the workplace (3) - Managing managers

People

P0209

Leadership can be taught - The fundamentals and mindset of Leadership

People

P0215

A manager's guide to managing Workplace Bullying & Harassment - The law, setting a standard, and managing it

People

P0221

Managing Managers to undertake Performance Management effectively (2)

People

P0225 

Understanding Ausralia's workplace relations legal framework

People

P0232

Managing Managers to Control Workers Compensation Effectively

People

P0238

WHS for the Manager of Managers

Business & Operations

B0420

An introduction to SOPA and how it affects every supervisor & manager (1)

Business & Operations

B0426

Directors' and Officers' Duties - the impact on every manager & supervisor

 

 

Do I have to do the Core Learning?

 

No, the Core Stages are an option, they are not prescriptive or even sequential. For example, you can just do Stage 2, or even just the People courses in Stage 2. It's your choice...You are in charge of your future!

The Core Stages allow you to plot your individual requirements to your own career aspirations, or to discover new areas of practice or knowledge of interest.

You must however, complete enough Learning Courses to meet your CPD requirements.

 

CPD Professionals conduct the courses

The question is – why not take advantage of the ICI Core Advantage?