SSSI CPD Program

The Institute offers members a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program, which has been designed to complement the busy professional. Working alongside current activities, the program allows for significant flexibility and incorporates all activities an individual may undertake to further their current skills and experience within the workplace.

The Program is a structured set of offerings that allows for flexibility so that members can develop and maintain high-value knowledge and practice.

The Program also seeks to protect the market reputation of their members, and ensure a high level of quality assurance can be supplied to all members of the community. The Professional Development Program upholds these requirements and adds greater credibility and reliance on the service spatial professionals provide.

All financial members are expected to participate in the program, receiving a number of intrinsic and extrinsic benefits:

  • Insurance of currency of knowledge and skills
  • Opportunity to be innovative and develop new ideas
  • Enhancement of career progression
  • Demonstration of commitment to lifelong learning
  • Involvement in numerous networking opportunities with like-minded professionals.


Following a financial year (1 July – 30 June) format, the SSSI CPD Program recognises activities that enhance or promote productivity or efficiency of existing employment tasks and responsibilities.

The Policy recognises and considers all activities undertaken by an individual, provided they enhance existing currency of skills.

For further information surrounding the types of continuing professional development activities, please download the CPD Policy.


SSSI Members are encouraged to achieve the following:

  • Members, Fellows & Associates - 15 points per year
  • Affiliates - 8 points per year

Retired and Student members are exempt from these requirements. Those members who undertake SSSI Certification or are registered with a regulatory body may also be exempt from the annual professional development requirements from SSSI.

For further information, please see the CPD Policy.

Recording Your CPD

SSSI provides all members with the opportunity to record and manage their continuing professional development progress online.  Members are encouraged to maintain their own CPD records for SSSI and non-SSSI events via the Members Portal.  Please contact us if you have any issues accessing your member profile.


If you are an external training organisation, seeking formal assessment of your learning activity to be eligible for SSSI CPD points, don't hesitate to contact us on the details below.


If you have any queries regarding the SSSI CPD Program, please don't hesitate to contact the Professional Services Manager on or phone 02 6282 2282.