Continuing professional development for barristers
New South Wales Bar Association
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement of the New South Wales Bar Association. Barristers need to accrue 10 points each practising certificate year. The period for accumulating CPD points each year runs from 1 April to 31 March (in the next year).
Victorian legal practitioners need to complete CPD activities during each year of practice. This helps ensure the ongoing competence of legal practitioners, keeping their knowledge and skills current. The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March (in the next year), during which barristers need to complete 10 hours of CPD.
Queensland Bar Association
Barristers need to accrue a minimum of 10 CPD points during each CPD year. The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March (in the next year).
Western Australian Bar Association
Each year, practitioners need to to complete 10 CPD points. The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March (in the next year).
South Australian Bar Association
The Bar Council may from time to time prescribe the minimum CPD to be undertaken by a barrister (prescribed CPD) during a prescribed period of 12 months (the CPD year). The minimum training shall be notified to all barristers in writing as soon as practicable after resolution by the Bar Council.
Please note: this information is intended as a guide only. Please check with the relevant organisation to confirm these details.