Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme

​The Department introduced a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme in July 2012 and the scheme commenced operation on 1 April 2013.  The CPD scheme was reviewed in 2014 and the revised CPD scheme and new guidelines for accreditation of activities is available. See, Continuing professional development for Australia’s customs brokers (140KB PDF).

The CPD activities that customs brokers can undertake to satisfy the requirements of the scheme must be accredited by the Department.  The purpose of the accreditation is to ensure that the subject matter of the activity is relevant and material to the duties of a customs broker.  That the subject matter is given substance and practical treatment in the activity and that the presenters have qualifications and experience that enable them to deliver a meaningful learning opportunity. 

The material contained in an activity may include or summarise the views, standards or recommendations of third parties.  The inclusion of such material does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department, nor does it indicate a commitment to any particular course of action.   The Department does not guarantee, nor does it accept any liability arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in a CPD activity.  It is therefore recommended that users exercise their own skill and care to assess the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material before using or relying on it for their own purposes.  The material contained in a CPD activity is not a substitute for professional or legal advice and users should obtain their own independent advice, as necessary.

CPD Providers

The principal commercial CPD activity providers that offer accredited CPD activities are listed below.

43 Nariel Street
Albion  QLD  4010
Ph: 07 3256 1244

Broker CPD Pty Ltd
Suite 2907 Chifley Tower
2 Chifley Square
Sydney  NSW  2000
Ph: 1800 790 778

myfreightcareer-AFIF CPD Training
Suite 3.05
247 Coward Street
Mascot  NSW  2020
Ph: 02 9313 9777
Website: myfreightcareer-AFIF CPD Training

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA)
68 Brooker Avenue, Beacon Hill NSW 2100
Ph: 02 9975 8178
Website: FTA

Accredited CPD Activities

See Customs Broker’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Activities for a list of accredited CPD acti​vities.