CPD and CPE Points
EZYLEARN ONLINE TRAINING COURSES can be counted towards your ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD), also called Continuing Professional Education (CPE), requirements. The number of points you can earn for a course is usually dependant on how many hours it takes to complete the course. To help make the task of working out points per course clearer, we’ve related the course duration to how long it takes in a classroom environment. You can read about it at these links:
Why is CPD and CPE so important?
Only a couple of decades ago, you could safely complete a degree knowing that your qualifications will fuel your wages (that, in turn, fuel your lifestyle and desires) for the rest of your life. This is no longer the case. Changes in technology are partly to blame but so too are changes in legislation and workplace practices.
If you are an accountant or working in the finance or medical professions, you would know all about CPD and CPE. It’s a system of providing education for professionals to keep them up-to-date with changes and updates to their profession. This is particularly important if your profession involves advising your clients.
What are examples of CPD and CPE?
CPD usually involves:
- training seminars
- short courses
- watching online webinars
- completing assessment tasks.
Each one of the tasks you complete gives you a certain number of points towards your total yearly point requirement. Keeping track of your attendance or the results of an exam you did at the end of completing a short course are some ways of keeping track of these points.
Why do we mention it? Because it going to become VERY important if you want to be a professional bookkeeper.
As far back as 2008, the ATO was looking at ways of ensuring that bookkeepers were included in changes in legislation as part of the Tax Agent Services Bill 2008. A workshop about tax professionals in the same year highlighted the importance of education for bookkeepers to keep up to speed.
Bookkeeping and Other Industry Associations
EzyLearn was one of the founding accredited training providers with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) from 2012 to 2018 (read more about our history here) and we have been teaching people how to use MYOB bookkeeping software since the late 1990’s. Giving our students the ability to choose LIFETIME Access and “5 MYOB courses for the price of One” has made our courses extremely popular (but there are a host of other reasons to choose EzyLearn as well).
In 2006 we closed our last bricks and mortar training centre in Sydney and focussed solely on online education for bookkeepers using MYOB accounting software. We now deliver Xero and Intuit Quickbooks courses and are recognised experts in cloud accounting online training. We’re also always exploring other software programs and software services.
We focus on delivering accounting software courses eligible for CPD and CPE for the bookkeeping industry because of the regularly-changing requirements of the ATO and Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). However, there are other industry institutes and associations which include Microsoft Excel as a CPD-eligible course; if you would like us to talk to your industry association about having our Excel software courses made available for the CPE/CPD programs, then please contact us to arrange.
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Enrol in Bookkeeping Courses Separately
If you’re interested in one area of study and don’t require all course levels, or you are looking for courses to make up your CPD points, then we invite you to explore our Bookkeeping Academy.
As a training course creator, our team are regularly adding to and updating our training courses. In the case or cloud-based accounting programs like Xero and QuickBooks Online this is very important as there are no “older versions” of the software. You only access to, and must use, what is current version.
This is also important in terms of changes in bookkeeping, accounting and tax legislation, such as changes to GST, superannuation and streamlining of super payments and so forth.
Want Bulk Discounts?
Do you work for an industry association or a business and want to explore ways of buying our courses in bulk to make them available to your members or clients at a discount? We have options where you can purchase courses on behalf of your clients/members of where they can purchase the course at bulk discounts. Take a look at our Enrolment Voucher options and contact us to learn more.
Enrol in Digital & Social Media Marketing Courses Separately
If you need to complete marketing- and advertising-focused courses in order to obtain your CPD requirements (for instance, you are a real estate agent) then explore each of our courses and enrol into those courses using our Marketing Academy Enrolment Form.
I found the EzyLearn Xero course great — a comprehensive step-by-step learning tool to add to my resume and a new tool to use in my Bookkeeping Practice.”
— Patricia Darby
Registered BAS Agent and Bookkeeper, High Quality Bookkeeping