Inability to meet CPD requirements


You do not need to complete CPD hours if you are retired and you may be granted partial or total exemption in the event of a special circumstance.

If you consider you have a valid reason for not being able to meet your CPD requirement, you will need to apply in writing to the Board of Governance Institute at:

CPD Exemptions
The Board of Governance Institute of Australia
GPO Box 1594
Sydney NSW 2001

Before submitting your application for CPD exemption, please keep in mind the commencement date for your three year period.

Download the application for structured CPD exemption

Consideration of partial or full exemptions for structured CPD may include, but are not restricted to:

  • members on parental leave
  • members with a physical disability
  • members with significant health/illness-related issues
  • members who are in extremely remote geographical locations
  • members who are unemployed
  • members who are experiencing severe financial hardship.

Failing to meet CPD requirements without an exemption

If it is found that a member has not met their compulsory CPD requirement, they will be subject to the following section of ICSA Bye-laws 24.8.

'24.8 If it is found … that a member has:

e) disobeyed any decisions of the Council or of his Divisional Committee;

f) broken any of the Institute's Byelaws or Charter or Regulations;

the National (Divisional) Disciplinary Tribunal can apply any of the sanctions set out in ICSA Bye-law 25.'


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