CPD consultation ends July 1

Posted on 18 June 2019

If you’ve got a beef – or a shout out – in respect of the current CPD regime for the extractive sector, you have two weeks to act.

July 1 sees the end of the consultative period that WorkSafe is providing for the release of its new proposals for Continuing Professional Development in our sector.

MinEx has been welcoming of the changes and the way WorkSafe is engaging. 

If confirmed, you would have five years to meet your CPD requirements, rather than the current year by year need to clock up the specified number of hours.
Things to note in the proposal are: 

  • You can do a third of your 5-year total hours in one year

  • You can take a two-year break from doing CPD

  • Once the five-year period is over you can’t carry any CPD hours earned into the next five years.

WorkSafe’s Chief Inspector Extractives Paul Hunt told our MinEx Board that there are 800 renewals for peoples’ CPD hours due to happen by 2021, so he’s particularly keen to have feedback on transitional arrangements between the existing CPD regime and what will replace it.

If you want to make a submission, email it to: BoE_Secretariat@worksafe.govt.nz. Or you are welcome to send MinEx your views - wayne@minex.org.nz

You could also attend one of the remaining ten regional consultative workshops WorkSafe/BoE is running, all with a 6pm start.

Tuesday 18 June

Novotel Tainui
7 Alma Street

Wednesday 19 June

The Grand Hotel
Guyton and Saint Hill St

Thursday 20 June
Napier Conference Centre
48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill

Tuesday 25 June
The Hotel Nelson
40 Waimea Road

Wednesday 26 June
The Ashley Hotel
74 Tasman Street, Karoro

Register for one of the workshops here.

WorkSafe and the BOE have been open to ideas about the future of CPD for our extractive sector so let’s use the opportunity provided. The signal is they want to get the CPD changes in place for next year.