I’m already established in GBCA professional development

Continuing and maintaining your development

Thousands of professionals have been trained in various aspects in sustainability through the Professional Development program. There are various activities on offer including the following:

Face-to-face professional development

Face-to-face learning includes half to full day intensive courses designed to give participants a grounded understanding of a specific topic and typically include activity based learning. Face-to-face courses are delivered across the country and include the Green Star Foundation Course series and Climate Adaptation & Resilience. 

Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation Course 

The Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation Course focuses on the content and application of the various Green Star – Design and As Built rating tools, including the business case for building green, the rating tools available, the categories and credits within the tools, and the steps to register and certify a project.  

Green Star – Performance Foundation Course 

The Green Star – Performance Foundation Course focuses on the fundamentals of the Green Star – Performance rating tool for existing building operations. The course covers the business case for sustainable operations and facilities management, the online rating tool, the categories and credits within Green Star – Performance, and the steps to register and certify a project. 

Green Star – Communities Foundation Course 

The Green Star – Communities Foundation Course focuses on the application of the Green Star - Communities rating tool, including the business case for sustainable community and precinct development, the categories and credits within the tool and the certification model. 

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Master Class 

Addressing resilience is quickly becoming a valued method for reducing risk, prioritising responses, and creating design and operational solutions that ensure assets serve occupants long term. This Masterclass provides an overview of adaptation and resilience issues, equipping participants with the skills needed to deliver more adaptable and resilient Australian buildings, infrastructure, and communities. 

View the course schedule for the next 12 months.

  

The GBCA offers a variety of other specialised courses and workshops to support ongoing learning and green building professional development.

  

Webinars and eLearning

As topics and ideas emerge there is a huge demand to understand leading concepts and ideas, in both real time and also on demand. The GBCA has an ongoing schedule of topics that are delivered through live webinar format, as well as on demand eLearning webinars.

View the existing eLearning catalogue and the upcoming webinar schedule below.


Tracking my progress

All participants enrolled in the CPD program can easily track their continuing professional development progress through the CPD Learning Portal. The portal allows participants to clearly see how many points are required to maintain Green Star Accredited Professional and Green Star Associate status.


CPD Policy

Green Star qualifications have a minimum annual CPD point requirement. These points can be earned through a range of GBCA and non-GBCA activities. Points must include a minimum number of Green Star points and any number being Sustainable Development points.

  • Green Star points are allocated for activities and training specifically related to the activity, involvement or training related to Green Star.
  • Sustainable Development points include those that are specifically related to built environment related sustainable development training and activities, and not specific to Green Star. It is a requirement that points come from a variety of sources to represent a well rounded based of professional development. 

Annual CPD point requirements at a glance

Green Star Qualification

Minimum CPD Points required per annum

CPD Fee per annum

Green Star Associate8 points including a min of 4 Green Star pointsMembers $110 Non-Members $165
Green Star Accredited Professional15 points including a min of 5 Green Star pointsMembers $110 Non-Members $165

The number of CPD points available for completing a course or attending an event is noted within the individual course or event listing on the GBCA website.

The CPD Policy is an important resource, and we encourage all CPD program participants to review the CPD policy in order to ensure the value of your qualification is maximised. There are many different avenues for achieving credit for CPD and these are listed in the policy.

Download the CPD Policy Terms and Conditions (Revised June 2017)

NOTE:

1. For those who have enrolled in the Green Star Foundation Course in the 2016-17 Financial Year, CPD enrolment fees will be included for the first year.

2. Exam fee: Completing a GSAP exam costs $150 for those that attended a foundation course before 1 July 2016.  The exam fee is included in the course fee after 1 July 2016.

The Accredited Professional Directory contains profiles of thousands of professionals who have been trained in various aspects in sustainability through the Professional Development program.

Once a foundation course has been completed, you can then become a GSAP or a GSA which will allow you to gain a profile on the  Accredited Professional Directory. 

View the course schedule and enrol in a course to gain CPD points, maintaining your professional development.

Course schedule