Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

ASCI is a not for profit organisation passionate about helping organisations re-position themselves for sustainability in light of major disruptions. In essence, we're about professionalising supply chain management so that a standard level of qualification is recognised, accepted and tested by industry. Integral to this purpose is our Continuous Professional Development program that ensures ASCI Members have the relevant skills and knowledge to secure their careers in the disruptive business environment and maintain those global certifications that require maintenance. We partner with industry and academia to ensure that our offering is inclusive and relevant right across the supply chain domain.

Look out for conferences and events with the ASCI Seal of Endorsement and the number of CPD points awarded to the event.

 


 

CPD Endorsement Policy

This policy applies to all Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) members certified in any of the ASCI Professional Offerings referred to in this policy as “Registered Members” The policy outlines the requirements for an ASCI Registered Member to maintain registration status through Continuous Professional Development.

Obligations

ASCI requires its Registered Members to maintain records of CPD activities that extend or update their knowledge, skill or judgment in their area i.e. the ASCI Practitioner Pathways or areas of Supply Chain Management. It is expected that these activities will enable the individual to: 

  • maintain technical competence; 
  • retain and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace
  • be able to help, influence and lead others by example
  • successfully deal with changes in their career
  • better serve the community

ASCI expects its Registered Members to be able to demonstrate an active participation in their area or areas of Supply Chain Management during the CPD Maintenance period. The CPD maintenance period is three years.

CPD Records

  1. The ASCI Registrations will be valid for three (3) years from the date of the Certificate.
  2. An ASCI Registered Member must acquire a total of 75 CPD points within the three-year CPD maintenance period
  3. Of the 75 CPD points, all CPD points must align to: 
    1. The ASCI Supply Chain Management Body of Knowledge and
    2. At least one of the ASCI Practitioner Pathways 

Structured CPD

For the purpose of CPD Maintenance, ASCI will accept as evidence of compliance with this policy, CPD records of participation in the following activities providing that they meet the objectives of 2.2 and 3.2: 

  • Attending ASCI Events
  • Attending ASCI Endorsed Events
  • Undertaking Certification Programs EXCLUDING CPIM, CLTD, CSCP and CPSM
  • Enrolling in ASCI Endorsement programs provided by recognised providers

ASCI further define CPD Activities as:

  • Formal study, including short courses, workshops and tertiary courses
  • Informal learning, e.g. through ‘on the job’ opportunities
  • Informal private study, tours or site visits, professional exchanges
  • Attendance at the association or industry events, such as Conferences, briefings, dinner meetings with guest speaker, seminars and workshops
  • Presentations at Conferences, seminars and workshops, and/or publication of papers and reports
  • Participation in association committee work related to professional development and standards
  • Other special events or activities e.g. receipt of industry or association awards

Due to their mandatory requirement for achieving the certified status of a professional pathway, the following certifications will not earn CPD points:

  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • APICS Certified in Logistics, Transport and Distribution (CLTD)
  • ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

Additional CPD activities to those listed may be considered based on relevant evidence being submitted for review.

CPD Points are not awarded for the completion of Certification Courses required for certified status, including:

  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • APICS Certified in Logistics, Transport and Distribution (CLTD)
  • ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  • ASCI Endorsed Tertiary Courses

Submission of CPD Activities

  • All approved CPD points are accrued within the ASCI member management system under the Members Portal of a current member.
  • Whilst non-current members may accrue CPD points only those accrued by current members will be valid.
  • Where registration of an event or course is managed through the ASCI Website, the assigned points will automatically be allocated to registrants upon attendance and completion of the event or course.
  • Members can upload to the CPD Diary within the Members Portal evidence of attendance of third-party CPD activities in accordance with Section 4 of this policy
  • Where the CPD Activity has been ASCI Endorsed the predetermined CPD Points will be awarded
  • Where the CPD Activity has not been ASCI Endorsed the submission will be reviewed against the ASCI Supply Chain Body of Knowledge and CPD Points will be awarded at ASCI’s discretion

Auditing of CPD Records

  • The ASCI Chief Executive Officer is authorised to conduct CPD audits and may delegate this responsibility.  
  • An audit may be undertaken on a random or periodic basis:
    • if the individual has been the subject of a complaint;
    • if the individual is working in a high-risk area of practice;
    • to meet requirements set down in legislation; or
    • to meet other requirements or priorities set down by ASCI from time to time. 
  • The decision to select an individual or group of individuals for audit is not an appealable decision. 
  • The Chief Executive Officer or delegate is to consult as appropriate with relevant business units of Australasian Supply Chain Institute in the conduct of audits. 
  • An individual who has received an audit notice is required to respond within three months by submitting the required CPD records and a statement of participation in their area or areas of Supply Chain Management. 
  • An individual who is unable to provide the information within three months may seek an extension of time to comply.  A reasonable explanation must be provided at the time of the request for an extension. 
  • An individual who has received a notice of an unsuccessful audit outcome may be given a further 12 months in which to comply, at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer, who may delegate this authority.  

CPD Maintenance Record

  • ASCI Certified Members must acquire a total of 75 CPD points as outlined in this policy to maintain certified status
  • If you do not maintain your CPD within the three-year maintenance period, your certified status will be suspended. You will not be permitted to use your certified post nominal until your certified status is placed back in good standing
  • With each additional year, your certified status is suspended, you are required to submit 15 additional professional development points to reinstate your certification
  • If you do not maintain CPD within three years of suspension, your certified status will expire, and you will be required to reapply for certified status.