Continuing Professional Education in Australia: A Tale of by Barrie Brennan

By Barrie Brennan

This ebook bargains a historical past of constant specialist improvement (CPD) within the Australian context. It provides an process that hyperlinks the improvement of CPD to a chain of 'missed possibilities' and the identity of 3 key topics (mandatory CPD, knowledge and regulation/registration) in addition to with nationwide legislation for decide upon well-being professions. It not just relates the evolution of CPD in Australia but additionally serves as a consultant to studying the location in different nations and the emergence of CPD in person professions. CPD has been supplied for lots of many years, however it has no longer been rated as a 'high precedence' or a key sector of provision and has now not been the point of interest of discussions or disputes within the greater schooling region or in vocational schooling circles. however in describing CPD's improvement, facts is gifted that CPD has made an important contribution to the wide box of vocational education.

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The degree of emphasis and requirements for inductees in this stage has varied from profession to profession, as with CPE. In general, professional associations gradually acknowledged the importance of this stage in the final decades of the twentieth century (Brennan 2003). For 10 1 Introduction and Outline some professions, eg law and pharmacy, this stage replaced an earlier apprenticeship system (Haines 1976, p. 280 for pharmacy: Bennett 1984, p. 201 for solicitors). Establishing this second stage was not a simple exercise.

Universities offered, and were encouraged to offer, continuing education, eg in Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission (CTEC) documents (eg CTEC Report 1978). It was unfortunate that the universities’ offering of continuing education and CPE became a focal point in an argument between universities and the national government about funding (Brennan 1988), a problem examined in Sect. 2. ‘Practice’ is a significant term for the professions as it refers to professionals’ work, covering what they do and where they do it (Brennan 1999, p.

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