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Professional Development Annual Renewal

Fellow, Professional Members and Associate Members

  • Please download a copy and type entries for the Professional Development Annual Record directly into the Word document. It is important to include your reflections on how the learning has enhanced your career practice as these are a valued part of the renewal process, demonstrating awareness of your professional development. Details, dates and number of hours must be specified for each entry.
  • Please note that Associate, Professional, and Fellow members are required to complete 30 hours of professional development per year to retain their membership.
  • Professional development DOES NOT include activities that are essentially day-to-day work processes, systems, reporting practices, and those that build your business e.g. developing a business plan, promoting your business. Although these are important for you in your work, they are not considered ‘Professional Development’ for career practitioners. These also include the delivery of workshops, staff meetings, performance appraisals, and networking meetings that do not have a PD component to them. 
  • Professional Supervision: Please note that should supervision be listed as an activity it must be provided by a professionally competent career supervisor who is not in a direct management or authority relationship with the applicant. Supervision can be provided in several ways; it is important to be clear that supervision is not work-process or sales effectiveness training. Supervision is only deemed 'supervision' if its purpose is to support and enhance the work of the practitioner and the safety and care of their clients. 
  • CDANZ would like to acknowledge the contributions members make to the Association by allowing PD hours to be claimed for organising career-specific or aligned conferences/symposiums/events, contributing to a CDANZ committee, or contributing to career related published material/articles/journals, as follows:

 

 

Maximum hours to claim per annum

 

 

Organising Career specific or aligned conferences / symposiums / events

 

- Principle organiser

20 hrs

- Committee member organiser

10 hrs

CDANZ committee roles

 

- National Executive Committee members

25 hrs

- Branch Committee roles (Lead, Communications, Treasurer, PD coordinator)

10 hrs

- Member of a Project Team reporting to National Executive Committee

15 hrs

- Te Mohiotanga Editorial Team

15 hrs

Contributing to career related published material / articles / journals

3 hrs per article (max 3 articles)