How to enter details into my CPD Diary

Step 1: Add a new activity

CPD Step 1

Image: Example of adding a new activity to CPD Diary.

Step 2: Enter the details about the activity

Date format: DD/MM/YYYY 

CPD Step 2

Image: Example of detailing CPD activity in CPD Diary.

Step 3: Change activity status to complete

CPD Step 3
Image: Example of changing activity status to "complete" in CPD Diary.

Step 4: Agree to the terms and conditions

CPD Step 4
Image: Agreeing to terms and conditions and submitting CPD activities through the CPD diary.

Step 5: Submit

Terms used in the online CPD diary

When you start using the online CPD Diary you may come across the following terms when completing your activity records:

"Not yet attended"

This is an activity that will take place in the future and you have not participated in yet.

"Not yet completed"

This activity has started but is not finished. CPD hours will only be credited when the activity is successfully completed.
It may also mean that you have not clicked "change to complete" on your CPD diary.

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

"Not yet confirmed"

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

What constitutes an aim?

An aim is a purpose or goal. For example, a member's aim may be "to maintain currency of knowledge in the DIY superannuation area".

What constitutes an objective?

An objective is the change in behaviour 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, the member's objectives could be to:

  • identify legislative changes affecting DIY superannuation funds
  • incorporate those changes into overall understanding of DIY and other superannuation funds
  • determine the effect the 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 area
  • analysis of the change in context
  • application of the new understanding to a specific group
  • review of the objectives and learning undertaken

Can the timeout on the CPA Australia website be increased?

The timeout on the website is set to 20 minutes for security reasons, and this cannot be changed.