Thank you for your interest in Volunteering Queensland’s Continuing Professional Development Program.

The purpose of this form is for Volunteering Queensland to identify your eligibility for this program and ensure your understanding of what is required.

Please complete all sections of this Registration Form and click submit below. 

Your enrolment in this program is not finalised until:
  1. You have read and agreed with the requirements for this program.
  2. This document is returned.
  3. Payment of your enrolment is made to Volunteering Queensland.

CPD Program Eligibility
Please confirm that you are:

Work History
To be eligible for this program, you must demonstrate you are in a position whereby you are coordinating with volunteers

You are advised that Volunteering Queensland may wish to publish a "good-news story" including your photograph and / or details of your success in relation to this program.

Do you consent to the use of your photograph and / or details of this program in the public arena by Volunteering Queensland.



CPD is an acronym for continuing professional development. CPD is the practice of maintaining and developing the skills and knowledge required in your current job role, sector and beyond.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnCPD points can be achieved through a range of methods. These include learning on the job, reading relevant articles, attending and/or participating in events, joining industry committees and groups, as well as formal training.

No, it is not mandatory to participate in the CPD program. It is a choice you make to participate for your professional development.

No.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnParticipation in the CPD program is exclusive to Volunteering Queensland’s full and associate members.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnView our u003cstrongu003eu003cspan style=u0022color: #00ccff;u0022u003eu003ca style=u0022color: #00ccff;u0022 href=u0022 informationu003c/au003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/strongu003e

When points are allocated for each activity, consideration is given to the following:rnrnu0026nbsp;rnu003culu003ern tu003cliu003etime spent.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003ecomplexity/ depth of learning.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eengagement in learning/ interactivity.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003econtribution to the volunteering sector.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003ehow closely linked to volunteering an activity is.u003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e

To be eligible to receive a certificate of completion and the PLV post nominal, a minimum of 16 CPD points need to be achieved between January – December in any calendar year.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnCPD participants can begin at any time during the year, however the full 16 CPD points must be attained within that year to gain and maintain the CPD status.

u003culu003ern tu003cliu003eWebinars/ workshops/ masterclasses – attendanceu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eQualifications – Certificate IV in Coordination of volunteer programsu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eState Conference – presentationu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eState Conference – attendanceu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eVolunteering Queensland newsletter – readingu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eVolunteering Queensland newsletter – writing an articleu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eReflective practice piece.u003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e

Yes. Volunteering Queensland allows participants to participate in activities such as the ones listed below:rnrnu0026nbsp;rnu003culu003ern tu003cliu003ePublications/ Industry Articles/ Newsletters Reading – volunteering specificu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003ePublications/ Industry Articles/ Newsletters Writing – volunteering specificu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eEvents – workshopu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eEvents – conferenceu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eNetworks – attending meetingsu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eRelevant certificates (e.g. community services)u003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003ernu0026nbsp;rnrnOther – Other substantive work undertaken to advance volunteering within your organisation such as:rnrnu0026nbsp;rnu003culu003ern tu003cliu003eIncreasing the budget of your volunteer programu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eResolving structural conflict in your organisation involving volunteersu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eActively seeking input and feedback from the community and/ or partner organisations into plans and potential collaborationsu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eOther innovations to your volunteer program.u003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e

Participants who achieve a minimum of 16 CPD points between January – December, receive a certificate of completion and the right to put the post-nominal PLV (Professional Leader of Volunteers) after their name. In addition, participating in the CPD program is a great way to improve your knowledge, skills, and future employability.

CPD participants are required to update their Activity Validation Form and complete a reflective report as soon an activity is completed. This must be verified by their Manager. Then they must submit their Activity Validation Form to Volunteering Queensland three times per year and finalise at the end of the year.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnThe points schedule will be provided. This is a formal template that enables Volunteering Queensland to confirm the points claimed are eligible for CPD. It also provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on what they learnt from completing the activity. The Activity Validation Form and reflective report will ask for some notes as to what you have achieved.

On an annual basis, Volunteering Queensland will conduct audits on selected CPD participants to ensure the activities and points being claimed are eligible and within the program. If required, participants will need to allow a representative of Volunteering Queensland to check on their Activity Validation Forms.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnIf required, proof of attendance and participation may be requested. This will be validated through the training partner if necessary. Your explanatory notes assist Volunteering Queensland with this process.

There is a $50 (+ GST) administration fee to join the Volunteering Queensland CPD program. Some activities are already free for members, while other activities will have an associated cost.

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