The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is developing a framework that will require all registered building practitioners and licensed and registered plumbers to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

The framework will seek to enhance confidence in the community that all practitioners are competent in their building and plumbing work by ensuring they maintain and develop their professional knowledge and skills.   

Regulatory Impact Statement  

DTP has prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and proposed Regulations to seek your views on implementation of a mandatory CPD framework in Victoria.   

The RIS presents the costs and benefits of options to introduce mandatory CPD, which has incorporated feedback received on the 2020 Consultation Paper and stakeholder consultation workshops conducted throughout 2021. The RIS outlines three broad options for introducing a CPD framework in Victoria, (ranging from a government-directed approach, practitioner-led approach, and a combination approach mixing mandatory and self-directed learning with options to follow an individual learning pathway or sign up to an approved industry program).   

Have your say  

Feedback on the RIS and accompanying regulations can be made by:   

  • uploading a submission on the project’s webpage  
  • completing an online survey on the project’s webpage  
  • emailing a submission directly to [email protected]     
  • posting a submission to:    

Continuing Professional Development Team, Planning and Building Reform Division

Department of Transport and Planning

8 Nicholson St - PO Box 500 East Melbourne VIC 8002        

Master Builders Victoria will be putting in a submission, if you would like to provide feedback contact the MBV policy at [email protected] or call 03 9411 4555.                  

Next steps   

Consultation on the RIS and accompanying regulations open on 26 February and close on 26 April 2024 at 5pm.  

This consultation will be the final opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the proposed Regulations before they are finalised. Timing for the commencement of CPD requirements will be informed by stakeholder feedback, noting they will not commence until at least 6 months after the regulations are made, to ensure industry has enough time to prepare. Further information about how CPD will be operationalised will be shared prior to requirements commencing.  

For more information about the Continuing Professional Development project, please visit