Continuous Professional Development. Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs. CPD – AITC
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is required to re- register? Conditions for continuing membership requires a minimum of fifty (50) credit points of professional development points during their initial two years and thereafter every five years of registration.
How long do I have to respond? Members receive the request for their CPD record approximately one month prior to due fees. Members must respond within one calendar month of receiving notice of their continuous development record.
How do I claim credit points for an activity not officially identified – Precedence of unique claims for CPD activities will be set by the AITC council. However as a general rule, 1 hour in a development learning initiative nominally equate to 1 credit point.
What happen if I am refused continued registration? When de-registered, your certificate and licence is withdrawn and you will be shown to be deregistered on the Institute directory. If de- registered you will need to apply and pay the registration fee again for “affiliate” membership.
Can I appeal for not being re- registered? You may appeal in writing if de-registered. However expect to attend or explain to a council meeting why you have not achieved the continuous development points required for re- registration.
Will all members of the institute be audited? NO, we intend to basically follow a professional honour system; however for our own sake and maintain creditability, we intend to audit a percentage of membership at random.
Activities are defined as involvements that influences and stimulate personal and/or professional development and external to your day to day occupational role. (With the exception when training apprentices) Points may be accumulated from activities that are participatory, networking, advisory, educational, training, social and more.
Professional chefs and those in associated careers that support chefs, develop through a number of educational activities, such as: Association memberships, Competitions, Conferences, Courses, Eating out, Exhibitions, In-house training, Internet, Master classes, Mentoring Networking, Self-directed learning, Social activity, Workshops, Seminars and more.
For an activity to be recognised it must be relevant to improving your current or future job or role as a chef ,or in an occupation emanating from a professional chef.
You only need claim activities that amount to 50 points, however in the case of an audit; you must be able to provide clear evidence.
CHOOSE EITHER FORM DESIGN A, OR FORM DESIGN B. DO NOT COMPLETE BOTH.
FORM A. Form A is selected if you wish to use a “tick the box” style to identify you CPD. You should explore both A and B CPD styles and select which one best suits the way you wish to record your Continuous Professional Development. Once selected, a style should not be changed.
FORM B. Form B is selected if you wish to use a written descriptive style. You should explore both A and B CPD styles and select which one best suits the way you wish to record your Continuous Professional Development. Once selected, a style should not be changed.
CPD points should be claimed for two directly related activities – If the same activity is claimed in one category it may not be claimed in another that is directly associated. E.G. CPD points should not be claimed in both (visited exhibition = 10 points) at the same time was a culinary judge at the exhibition = 20 points. The higher points will be honoured.