APSAA Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) 

APSAA members have the option of securing professional recognition as part of the APSAA Continuing Professional Development Program by attending or engaging in APSAA Learning or recognised external offerings.The program is designed to acknowledge and recognise the contribution and involvement of members in activities and programs across the broad spectrum of work within the student accommodation industry  

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 12 months industry experience
  • Achieve a minimum of 100 unit credits annually (of which 50 must be APSAA Learning offerings)
  • Accept personal responsibility for adhering to the APSAA CPD Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 
A member may fulfill their CPD requirements by obtaining the requisite number of units from activities offered via APSAA and/or professional development activities undertaken through external providers of appropriate professional standing (provided the activities relate to the student accommodation industry).  
Recognition takes place on an annual basis (APSAA year - each annual conference - 1 May-30 April) and is valid from the time of earning to the conclusion of the following APSAA year (April).

How Do I Track my CPD Points:

  • Member involvement in APSAA Learning offerings are automatically recorded as part of registration through the APSAA website
  • Members who wish to apply for recognition of externally approved offerings are required to keep their own records of any activities obtained through external providers and provide sufficient details to enable APSAA to determine whether they have fulfilled the requirements for accreditation. These details may include receipts, certificates, transcripts or supervisor testimonial. The APSAA Professional Development Committee has ultimate authority over approving activities ands will make recommendations of certification to the APSAA Board.
  • Members can check the accumulation of CPD points at any time through their member portal 

 APSAA CPD Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: 

1.    Members shall practice to a high standard, prioritising safety, wellbeing and the delivery of a positive residential experience.
2.    Members shall comply with all applicable governing laws and statutory requirements. 
3.    Members shall demonstrate integrity and respect through honest, inclusive, impartial and fair practices, which promote the interests of students in their care. 
4.    Members shall respect obligations of confidentiality and privacy.
5.    Members shall avoid or manage conflicts of interest, and make all relevant parties aware when there is such a conflict.
6.    Members shall only practice and offer services in functional areas in which they are appropriately qualified, experienced and competent.
7.    Members shall maintain the currency of their industry knowledge and skills as a basis for competent practice. 
8.    Members shall act in accordance with the aims of APSAA and its Constitution.

CPD Acknowledgement:

Successful CPD recipients will be acknowledged via:
  • Provision of Certificate of Achievement 
  • Digital Signature Icon
  • Acknowledgment of APSAA Conference including an invitation to an exclusive CPD networking event
  • Acknowledgment article in APSAA Journal, on the APSAA website and posting on social media 

What are Recognised Activities and Units? 

Activity  Facilitation, Authorship or Presentation Attendance / Participation
Global Housing Training Institute (GHTI) 150 80
APSAA Qualification - Skills Sets (each set) N/A 80
APSAA Board Member (per year) 80 N/A
APSAA Pre-Conference Session/Workshop 80 30
APSAA Industry Guidelines Workshop 80 30
APSAA Annual Conference  70 50
APSAA Committee - non board members only 60 N/A
APSAA Webinar 50 20
APSAA Forums  50 20
Student Accomodation Journal Article 30 N/A
APSAA Networking Event  30 10
APSAA Study Tour (1/2 day) 30 10
Externally Approved Events & Activities 
Relevant University Credit Based Course (e.g. Griffith Student & Development Course, Unit from Master Program)


Published Peer Review Journal  60
APSAA Affiliation Membership( e.g. NZATEAP, ACUHO-I, ANZSSA) 50
Student Accommodation Conference - Presentation  50
Student Accommodation Conference - Attendance  30
Relevant Domestic / International Conference - Presentation  40
Relevant Study Tour (3-5 days) 30
Relevant  Domestic / International Conference - Attendance  20
ACUHO-I Training Program 10
Accredited Training (full day or longer, e.g.., First Aid Level 2, MHFA, OH&S) 10
Study Tour/Site Visit (1 – 2 days) 10
Non-Accredited/In-House University Training Course (full day+, e.g.., bystander intervention, diversity/cultural awareness, customer service, managing people training, health and safety, building compliance, architecture, RTA training etc.)  5
Published Blog/Article (relevant to industry) 5

APSAA reserves the right to withdraw CPD status in the event that a member fails to comply with these criteria, or acts, engages or behaves in such a way that brings the association into disrepute.