Using the CPD diary to log hours

Content Summary

CPA Australia CPD Diary

Your CPD Diary helps you maintain a record of the CPD activities you have participated in all in one convenient online record

How to complete the CPD Diary

Step 1: Add a new activity

Using the CPD diary to log hours - Step 1

Step 2: Enter the details about the activity

Date format: DD/MM/YYYY

Using the CPD diary to log hours - Step 2

Step 3: Change activity status to complete

Using the CPD diary to log hours - Step 3

Step 4: Agree to the terms and conditions

Using the CPD diary to log hours - Step 4

Step 5: Submit

Recording CPD if you work for a recognised employer partner

If you work for a recognised employer partner, they will retain your CPD evidence. Here’s how you’ll need to complete your CPD Diary:

Recording CPD if you work for a Recognised Employer Partner

Commonly used terms in the CPD Diary

Not yet attended

This event will occur in the future and you have not participated in it yet.

Not yet completed

This activity is started but not finished. CPD hours will be credited upon the successful completion of an eligible activity.

When you complete a CPD activity, you must click "change to complete" in your CPD Diary for the activity to be successfully recorded.

Not yet confirmed

This is a CPA Australia activity where your attendance is yet to be confirmed. It can take several months to confirm attendance and for the event to be uploaded into your diary.

What is an aim?

This is the purpose or goal of the CPD activity. A good example of an aim is "to maintain currency of knowledge in the DIY superannuation area".

What is an objective?

This is the change in knowledge or how you work, that the CPD activity is intended to achieve. An activity usually involves specific objectives, which derive from an aim. The objectives are the ways or method used to approach or reach an aim.

For example, using the aim above, examples of your objectives could include:

  • identify legislative changes affecting self-managed superannuation funds
  • incorporate those changes into overall understanding of self-managed and other superannuation funds
  • determine the effect these changes will have on client groups or employers or member's own work
  • modify professional advice if necessary, based on changes.

The logical framework is the action plan for fulfilling the objectives. The framework of activities is guided by the objectives.

Using the example above, a framework may include the following steps:

  • research undertaken in a particular topic
  • analysis of the change in context
  • application of the new understanding to a specific group
  • review of the objectives and learning undertaken.

Why did I get logged out of the CPD diary? 

For security reasons, you’ll be automatically logged out of the CPD Diary after 20 minutes of inactivity.