More exciting news from AVAA.  We are busy preparing for a busy 2018.  Your feedback is driving changes which will strengthen the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia and bring greater credibility to your membership.  As the peak industry body for non-real estate assets, we are driving standards and professionalism within the industry.

The December edition of our newsletter includes:

Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD)

The AVAA CPD program will commence on 1 January 2018. The program is designed to ensure members are committed to development and maintaining the highest standards. The CPD program should not impact your professional work as you will already be involved in professional development.

What are my obligations?
The program will be launched in two stages.
Stage 1 (January 2018 – 31 December 2018): AVAA members are required to complete four (4) hours of professional education, including an AVAA core module worth two (2) hours.

Stage 2 (Effective January 2019): AVAA members are required to complete six (6) hours of professional education, including an AVAA core module worth two (2) hours.

A record of the hours must be maintained by each member.

How to meet CPD requirements
Activities members can undertake to satisfy CDP obligations include:

  • Attending professional conferences
  • Presenting at professional conferences
  • Completion of courses (online or in class)
  • Attending lectures or webinars
  • Employee training
  • Writing an industry article (newsletter or article) which is published in print or online
  • Membership of committee or task force (relevant to industry)

Do I need to record my hours?
It is important that you record your CPD training hours each year.  You do not need to keep a separate record just for AVAA, rather utilise any system you may already use.  All we ask is that your keep a record that is easily audited.  If you don’t have a template, please use the AVAA template. This program is an honour system and there will be no requirement for members to notify the AVAA administration of their CPD activities except when specifically requested.

We will ask you each year to make a declaration with your membership renewal forms that they have complied with the annual CPD requirements.

More details can be found at – CPD outline or emailing us

Coming Soon – USPAP Courses available online with AVAA

AVAA has formed a partnership with McKissock Learning a leading provider in education.  McKissock Learning have developed high quality professional courses for valuers for non-real estate assets.  The courses are regularly updated to ensure you keep up to date with the latest standards, increasing your professional edge.

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is a recognised ethical performance standard for the valuation industry within Australia, United States and Canada.  The courses focus on standards for the development and reporting of valuations.

You can continue your professional development and keep up to date with the latest standards, via the USPAP courses available exclusively online through AVAA.

The two courses available soon are:

7-Hour National USPAP Update course details the changes to USPAP 2018 – 2019 and valuation issues that affect you daily.

15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course creates an understanding of the requirements for ethical behaviour and performance.  You will study the role of a valuer and the impartiality associated with the role.

Be one of the first to complete USPAP training with AVAA.  Register your interest now.