Advance Your Career

Our continuing professional development (CPD) programme is your pathway to professionalism. It supports your career advancement, expands your skillset and provides recognition for your qualifications and experience. We encourage all members to aim for a minimum of 20 CPD points per year. These can come from a variety of FMANZ and non-FMANZ activities. Read on for more information, including how to apply for points from non-FMANZ learning and how many CPD points are allocated for each activity or skip to the helpful FAQ section below.

What Is the CPD Programme?

Our annual CPD programme is a tailored programme of learning aligned to the 13 core skills identified in our professional competency framework. Members can accrue CPD points for a variety of FMANZ and non-FMANZ activities, including seminars, webinars, podcasts, FM Summit, workshops, professional reading, mentoring and tertiary study. One CPD point is equivalent to approximately one hour of learning.

CPD points for FMANZ activities will automatically be added to your tally but you will need to apply for CPD points from non-FMANZ activities. You can do this any time (and check your points balance) by logging in to the member portal.

Note: Non-FMANZ activities must be within an FM’s scope of practice in order to be considered for CPD points. Look for activities that align with our professional competency framework.

To encourage participation in a range of different CPD activities, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.

Who Should Take Part?

  • We encourage all members who want to advance their careers and keep their skills current to aim for a minimum of 20 CPD points per year. 
  • Certified members (CFMANZ) – your status and benefits are dependent on you attaining a minimum of 20 CPD points per year.
  • If you’re an Associate (AFMANZ) or Member (MFMANZ) who wants to progress to a higher membership level, you should be seen to be actively participating in the programme.

Our Responsibilities

  • FMANZ is committed to delivering a CPD programme that is robust and varied, and meets the needs of our members at different levels. We strive to be innovative while ensuring we’re competently addressing core FM competencies as outlined in our professional competency framework.
  • We will keep a tally of points accrued through attendance of FMANZ events, and our professional development manager will assess and allocate points for any non-FMANZ activities submitted for consideration.

Your Responsibilities

  • Select from a range of FMANZ and non-FMANZ CPD activities throughout the year to total a minimum of 20 points.
  • Register for these events and ensure you attend.
  • Provide evidence of attendance at non-FMANZ events through the online member portal. (We will automatically record your CPD points for FMANZ activities.)

Accrual of Points – How it Works

  • Once you’ve participated in an FMANZ CPD activity, we will verify your attendance and allocate points earned. You don’t need to do anything.
  • If the activity is not run by FMANZ, you will need to submit evidence of participation via the online member portal for approval. Evidence should include confirmation of attendance, duration, provider, and the professional competency(ies) to which the activity relates.
  • Points will be applied pro-rata where members have been active for less than 12 months of a financial year (1 April – 31 March).
  • To encourage participation in different types of CPD activity, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.
  • If you earn more than 20 points in 12 months, we will carry over a maximum of five points to the following year.
  • You can check on your points and CPD status by logging in to the member portal.

What Activities Count & How Many CPD Points Will I Earn?

You can earn CPD points from a combination of the following activities. To encourage participation in different types of CPD activity, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.

  • FM Summit (1 day – 5 points; 2 days – 10 points)
  • FMANZ National Breakfast Seminar Series – 1 point
  • FMANZ Branch After 5 educational event – 1 point
  • FMANZ Pathways Workshop (1/2 day – 3 points/ 1 day – 5 points)
  • FMANZ webinar – 1 point
  • FM quiz night – 1 point
  • Participation in the FMANZ mentorship programme – 1 point per hour
  • Non-FMANZ training and conference* – 5 points
  • Non-FMANZ seminar or workshop* – 4 points
  • Professional reading* – 1 point
  • Accredited FM tertiary papers** – 15 points
  • Non-FMANZ webinar* – 1 point

*Professional development activities outside FMANZ must be seen to be within an FM’s scope of practice in order to be considered for CPD points. Look for activities that align with our professional competency framework.
** Participation in an FM paper will earn a maximum of 15 points per paper per year.

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Log in to the member portal to check your CPD points and enter details of non-FMANZ activities for approval.

FAQs

What is the CPD programme?

Our annual CPD programme is a tailored programme of learning aligned to the 13 core skills identified in our professional competency framework. Members can accrue CPD points for a variety of FMANZ and non-FMANZ activities, including seminars, webinars, podcasts, FM Summit, workshops, professional reading, mentoring and tertiary study. One CPD point is equivalent to approximately one hour of learning.

Our continuing professional development (CPD) programme is your pathway to professionalism. It supports your career advancement, expands your skillset and provides recognition for your qualifications and experience.

Do I have to earn a certain number of CPD points per year?

We encourage all members who want to advance their careers and keep their skills current to aim for a minimum of 20 CPD points per year but this is only mandatory for Certified members (CFMANZ) whose status and benefits are dependent on them attaining a minimum of 20 CPD points per year.

If you’re an Associate (AFMANZ) or Member (MFMANZ) who wants to progress to a higher membership level, you should be seen to be actively participating in the programme.

How can I accrue CPD points?

Members can accrue CPD points for a variety of FMANZ and non-FMANZ activities, including seminars, webinars, podcasts, FM Summit, workshops, professional reading, mentoring and tertiary study. One CPD point is equivalent to approximately one hour of learning.

CPD points for FMANZ activities will automatically be added to your tally but you will need to apply for CPD points from non-FMANZ activities. You can do this any time (and check your points balance) by logging in to the member portal.

Note: Non-FMANZ activities must be within an FM’s scope of practice in order to be considered for CPD points. Look for activities that align with our professional competency framework.

To encourage participation in a range of different CPD activities, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.

How many CPD points do I get for each learning activity I take part in?

You can earn CPD points from a combination of the following activities. To encourage participation in different types of CPD activity, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.

FM Summit (1 day – 5 points; 2 days – 10 points)
FMANZ National Breakfast Seminar Series – 1 point
FMANZ Branch After 5 educational event – 1 point
FMANZ Pathways Workshop (1/2 day – 3 points/ 1 day – 5 points)
FMANZ webinar – 1 point
FM quiz night – 1 point
Participation in the FMANZ mentorship programme – 1 point per hour
Non-FMANZ training and conference* – 5 points
Non-FMANZ seminar or workshop* – 4 points
Professional reading* – 1 point
Accredited FM tertiary papers** – 15 points
Non-FMANZ webinar* – 1 point

*Professional development activities outside FMANZ must be seen to be within an FM’s scope of practice in order to be considered for CPD points. Look for activities that align with our professional competency framework.
** Participation in an FM paper will earn a maximum of 15 points per paper per year.

Do I need to keep a tally of my CPD points or does FMANZ do that?

We will keep a tally of points accrued through attendance of FMANZ events – you don’t need to do anything except register and attend.

If the activity is not run by FMANZ, you will need to submit evidence of participation via the online member portal for approval. Evidence should include confirmation of attendance, duration, provider, and the professional competency(ies) to which the activity relates.

You can check on your points and CPD status by logging in to the member portal.

Over what period does the CPD year run?

The CPD year currently follows the financial year (1 April – 31 March) but the Board is considering changing this to follow the calendar year from 1 January 2022. We will keep you updated on this.

What happens if I joined FMANZ partway through the year and need to earn 20 CPD points per annum?

If you have been an active member for less than 12 months of a financial year, CPD points will be applied pro-rata.

What happens if I earn more than 20 CPD points in a year?

If you earn more than 20 points in 12 months, we will carry over a maximum of five points to the following year.

How do I know whether a non-FMANZ CPD activity will earn me CPD points?

Check the content against the FMANZ Competency Framework. If it fits into any of the 13 competencies, log your CPD activity for approval via the member portal.

Do in-house work training events qualify for CPD points?

Yes, provided they relate to one or more of the 13 competencies outlined in our professional competency framework.

How many points can I apply for in any one category?

To encourage participation in different types of CPD activity, no more than five points will be allocated per activity, excluding FM Summit and accredited FM tertiary papers.

FM Summit (1 day – 5 points; 2 days – 10 points)
FMANZ National Breakfast Seminar Series – 1 point
FMANZ Branch After 5 educational event – 1 point
FMANZ Pathways Workshop (1/2 day – 3 points/ 1 day – 5 points)
FMANZ webinar – 1 point
FM quiz night – 1 point
Participation in the FMANZ mentorship programme – 1 point per hour
Non-FMANZ training and conference* – 5 points
Non-FMANZ seminar or workshop* – 4 points
Professional reading* – 1 point
Accredited FM tertiary papers** – 15 points
Non-FMANZ webinar* – 1 point
*Professional development activities outside FMANZ must be seen to be within an FM’s scope of practice in order to be considered for CPD points. Look for activities that align with our professional competency framework.
** Participation in an FM paper will earn a maximum of 15 points per paper per year.

How can I check how many CPD points I have accrued?

You can check on your points and CPD status by logging in to the member portal.

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