CPDpro 2020-21: the easy path to CPD compliance


 

CPDpro is your no-fuss pathway to fulfil the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). This member-only subscription takes away the burden of having to search for CPD events.

CPDpro bundles both structured and unstructured learning through a single subscription, with more than 30 hours of CPD available, for $293 only. 

This professional subscription offers the following:

 Offering  Type  Approx Hours/yr
 15 hours of webinars    
 11 x Monthly Tax Update, up to 1 hour webinar (inc comprehensive notes) 
 Structured
 11.0
 Four webinar recordings  (minimum 1 hour each)
 Structured  4.0
 
 Structured
 Plus
   
 11 x Monthly Tax Update Notes (70 - 100 pages)
 Unstructured 11.0
 Tax Wrap Podcasts (from 15-60 mins)  Structured 7.5
 TSA Membership Publications  Unstructured 7.5 
 Total    41 

 


                                    PLEASE NOTE: CPDpro and membership of Tax & Super Australia go hand-in-hand.
The yearly membership of Tax & Super Australia is renewed annually on 1 May. As membership is a prerequisite when subscribing to the CPDpro service, it is important to note that your subscription covers the same period as membership. However, initialising a subscription part way through the yearly membership period does not mean you lose out on any of your benefits. All webinars are recorded, and access to these recordings is provided as part of your subscription — therefore no valuable CPD hours are lost. Note also that every CPDpro monthly newsletter is archived and made accessible.
                                        
  

 

Become a CPDpro Member and Pay $219

Become a CPDpro voting member of our TPB registered tax agent association, TAI Practitioners & Advisers Ltd,
and access this discounted subscription. 

Below are the requirements to be approved as a CPDpro voting member:

  • Current individual registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)
  • Agree to become a CPDpro voting member*
  • Agree to comply with CPE/CPD requirements

*As a voting member you will have the right to notice of meetings, to attend meetings, to access certain documents, to nominate certain roles and to not be oppressed. These rights are optional and not mandatory. At the same time, you will have the obligation to pay membership fees and follow the rules of the association.

A pre-requisite to join CPDpro is Tax & Super Australia membership.


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Questions People Ask

1. How many CPD hours does a tax practitioner need to maintain registration with the TPB?

Generally, tax practitioners must complete at least 90 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) over a three-year registration period, and at least 10 hours in each year. Tax practitioners must complete CPD, also known as continuing professional education (CPE), in order to maintain their registration.  However, tax practitioners with certain conditions on their registration may need to meet other requirements.

2. How can tax agent earn CPD points?

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has a system of self-assessment for continuing professional development (CPD), also known as continuing professional education (CPE). That means tax agents must use their own judgement to choose CPD activities. An education activity is considered to be a valid CPD activity if it is relevant to the tax (financial) advice, tax agent or BAS services that the practitioner provides and if it maintains, develops or promotes their skills, knowledge or attributes. Many of the services offered to Tax & Super Australia members count as CPD activities, including seminars, webinars, discussion groups and podcasts. 

3. What CPD activities considered appropriate under TPB policy to earn points? 

  • seminars, workshops, webinars, courses and lectures
  • structured conferences and discussion groups (including by phone or video conference)
  • tertiary courses provided by universities, registered training organisations (RTOs), other registered higher education institutions or other approved course providers
  • other education activities, provided by an appropriate organisation
  • research, writing and presentation by a registered tax (financial) adviser, tax or BAS agent of technical publications or structured training
  • peer review of research and writing submitted for publication or presentation in structured training
  • computer/internet-assisted courses, audiotape or videotape packages
  • attendance at structured in-house training on tax related subjects by persons or organisations with suitable qualifications and/or practical experience in the subject area covered
  • attendance at appropriate Australian Taxation Office (ATO) seminars and presentations
  • relevant CPE activities provided to members and non-members by a recognised professional association, such as Tax & Super Australia.
  • a unit of study or other CPE activity on the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) including the Code of Professional Conduct.

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