To gain accreditation at the commencement of the program in January 2004 a Member must document a minimum of 40 points for the period 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2003 and sign and return the declaration provided. In 2003 it is necessary to earn a minimum total of 20 points from activity categories A and B.
For the 2004 cycle CPD points will increase to 50 points subject to any review of the points system prior to that date. In 2004 it is necessary to earn a minimum total of 25 points from activity categories A and B.
One learning hour of CPD activity is equivalent to one CPD point.
For DIA sponsored CPD activities one learning hour or part thereof earns two CPD points. DIA sponsored activities are credited with double points in order to promote the activities of the Institute and to acknowledge the commitment and work of the many members who contribute so significantly to the profession through the DIA.
Networking, social and administrative activities do not accrue CPD points.
There is no maximum number of points and members are encouraged to record more than the minimum number of points. Points in excess of those required in any given year do not carry over to the next reporting cycle.
Where there is question as to whether a CPD activity is relevant to design and thus qualifies for CPD points or there is a question as to how many points are accrued for a given activity the member should contact the National Office.
|CPD Activity Categories||Points||Units||DIA Sponsored||Points/CPD Cycle|
|A||Personal Skill Development|
|1||Participation in a workshop or training course||1||Points per hour||Double points||Unlimited|
|2||Participation in a masterclass||1||Points per hour||Double points||Unlimited|
|3||Supervised practice for skill development||1||Points per hour||N/A||Unlimited|
|B||Gaining New Knowledge and Information|
|4||Reading professional publications||1||Points per chapter/article||N/A||Max 25% of total|
|5||Attending information/ seminar sessions||2||Points per hour||Double points||Unlimited|
|6||Attending conference||2||Points per session||Double points||Unlimited|
|7||Academic study||20||Full-time semester||N/A||Unlimited|
|8||Academic study||10||Part-time semester||N/A||Unlimited|
|9||Research projects||10||Points per research project||N/A||Unlimited|
|C||Contributing to Professional Knowledge and Practice|
|10||Conducting workshops||5||Points per hour||Double points||Max 50% of total|
|11||Writing Books||20||Points per chapter||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|12||Writing Referenced publications||5||Points per article||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|13||Writing design articles||5||Points per article||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|14||Reviewing articles||2||Points per article||N/A||10 per cycle|
|15||Presentation of papers||5||
Points per hour of presentation
(first time only)
|Double points||Max 50% of total|
|16||Lecturing||5||Points per hour||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|17||Exhibition of design work||5||Points per exhibition||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|18||Curating an exhibition||5||Points per exhibition||N/A||Max 50% of total|
|19||Mentoring/ supervision/ assessment panels||1||Points per hour||Double points||Max 50% of total|
|20||Membership of relevant committees||10||
Points per DIA Council/
DIA committee per year
|-||Max 50% of total|
|21||Membership of relevant committees||5||
Points per non-DIA
panel/board/committee per year
|-||Max 50% of total|
|22||Judging in awards program||1||Points per awards panel||-||Max 50% of total|
|23||Other relevant activities||1||Points per hour||N/A||Max 50% of total|
Activities A & B 50% or more
Activities C 50% or less
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