Progress on na­tional ac­cred­i­ta­tion plan

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

FUR­THER de­tails have been re­vealed about the first step by Ag In­sti­tute Aus­tralia (AIA) to­wards a na­tional ac­cred­i­ta­tion scheme for agri­cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als.

AIA’s cer­ti­fied prac­tis­ing agri­cul­tur­ist (CPAg) pro­gram al­lows in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als to be recog­nised for their skills, knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence and ad­her­ence to best prac­tice.

CPAg helps par­tic­i­pants doc­u­ment and demon­strate their con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and is the en­try point for AIA mem­bers to seek full ac­cred­i­ta­tion as a char­tered agri­cul­tural pro­fes­sional.

The re­vised and mod­ernised CPAg sys­tem is part of the evolv­ing ac­cred­i­ta­tion sys­tem de­vel­oped by AIA.

To achieve CPAg sta­tus, can­di­dates will need to achieve a min­i­mum of 60 CPD points in a cal­en­dar year.

“One of the big­gest changes is that com­ple­tion of CPAg qual­i­fi­ca­tion via demon­strated CPD points will be a re­quired part of full AIA mem­ber­ship from Jan­uary 1, 2019,” AIA chair An­drew Bishop said.

CPAg con­sists of an ini­tial ap­pli­ca­tion, re­newal based on ev­i­dence of on­go­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment, and an au­tho­ris­ing and au­dit­ing process.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DEVEL­OP­ING: Con­tin­u­ing to learn will be a re­quire­ment, ac­cord­ing to AIA chair An­drew Bishop.

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