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Are you racing against the CPD-clock?

Work smarter not harder - with these simple solutions

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Published 14/02/2021

Published 14/02/2021

You’re likely well aware that the 31 March deadline for your mandatory CPD is fast approaching. And given the busier-than-usual year that was 2020, you’ve probably got some catching up to do.

So forget about those lengthy month-long courses, and instead select options that allow you to nab the points you need in a matter of days – or even hours. 


SOLUTION 1: Save time and money – with CPD bundles

With The College of Law’s CPD bundles, you can tick off all your mandatories in one fell swoop. 

These popular bundles allow you to complete the three vital points across ethics, practice management and business skills. And they’re all on offer before the deadline:

Mandatory CPD Bundle 1 | 16 March 2021, 3 CPD

  • Enhance your ability to identify ethical issues in day-to-day practice
  • Learn how to self-manage and create a mentally healthy workplace
  • Learn the rules of evidence and how to best utilise them

Mandatory CPD Bundle 2 | 31 March 2021, 3 CPD

  • Enhance your ability to identify ethical issues and conflicts of interest 
  • Deepen your understanding of your duty to the court and the profession
  • Learn tips and tricks to be a better lawyer
  • Learn how to manage clients by perfecting your people and communication skills


SOLUTION 2: Do it your  way – with CPD Interactive 

If your schedule is making it difficult to attend training at a set date or location, CPD Interactive may be the solution.

A yearly subscription-based program, CPD Interactive allows you to choose from 75 courses, all of which you can complete online – at your own pace. 

Most courses take one hour and incorporate  interactive online learning features including video and audio.

Learn more about CPD Interactive


SOLUTION 3: Complete a specific course of interest – with On Demand 

If you don’t want to commit to a full-year subscription – and you’re interested in just one or two specific courses – The College of Law’s On Demand is the answer.  

With over 20 courses to choose from, On Demand allows you to cover off all your mandatories or complete your substantive law points.

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SOLUTION 4: Nab half your yearly CPD points – with Mental Health First Aid training

Not only does this training equip you with a vital skill in today’s legal world, it’s also one of the best value-for-money courses on our schedule. 

For $295 you’ll get five hours’ worth of training, 5 CPD points – and the skills and confidence to support your colleagues who may be experiencing mental health issues. 

View Mental Health First Aid training dates 


SOLUTION 5: Level up your career – with the Legal Practice Management Course (LPMC)

If you’ve been thinking about making the transition from solicitor to principal or partner, now’s the chance to acquire the skills you need – while also meeting your CPD requirements. 

Taught over four days, the Legal Practice Management course will give you the skills and business acumen you need to manage a legal practice and if you are eligible, apply to your local legal professional body for an unrestricted practising certificate.

Learn more about the LPMC 


The clock is ticking – and spaces are filling. So, avoid disappointment by locking in your courses today