CPD exemptions

You do not need to complete CPD hours if you are retired. We may grant you 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 Governance Institute Board 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

Exemptions may include, but are not restricted to:

  • parental leave
  • a physical disability
  • significant health-related issues
  • extremely remote geographical locations
  • unemployment
  • severe financial hardship.

Failing to meet CPD requirements without an exemption

If you do not meet your compulsory CPD requirement, you will be subject to the following section of ICSA Bye-laws 56.8.

If it is found …  that a member has: 

disobeyed any decisions of the Council or of his Divisional Committee; or 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-laws 57.



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