The building and construction industry is far from static. On the contrary: it’s in a constant state of change marked by progress and expansion.
This means that those employed in the industry must commit to lifelong learning if they want to develop their career. Without access to continuing professional development courses, they risk being left behind as well as impacting the success of the companies that employ them.
For employers and in the industry in general, CPD for builders is important. Let’s take a closer look at what CPD is, why it matters so much today, and the benefits it presents for the building and construction industry.
What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development, or CPD for short, refers to ongoing learning activities that professionals undertake to acquire the skills, experience and experience they need to remain relevant and up to date. This is the primary benefit of CPD for builders.
CPD is compulsory in many industries. In Australia, for example, builders in states like NSW and Tasmania must continue to learn and hone their skills. In Victoria, CPD isn’t required for builders although it’s strongly encouraged. At present, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is reviewing CPD for trades and engineers.