About CPD Program


Volunteering Queensland’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers is designed to expand your knowledge and maintain a high standard of professional practice.

This program supports your continuing professional development by formally recognising the work you are doing to raise the standards of volunteer leadership in your organisation and across our state.

Endorsed by Volunteering Australia, this program is exclusive to Volunteering Queensland's members* (conditions apply). It is voluntary and costs only $50 (+ GST) per year.

Benefits of participating

The CPD Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers is a formal avenue to improve your knowledge and skills. The CPD Program will help raise your profile, and demonstrates your dedication to your career and to the volunteer leadership profession. By gaining 16 CPD points in a calendar year you earn the right to put PLV after your name as a public declaration of your commitment. 

How it works

Participants are required to accumulate a minimum of 16 points from January – December. These points can be attained through any combination of:

  • Professional development, events and services offered by Volunteering Queensland
  • Professional development at your organisation
  • Reading relevant industry articles/ newsletters
  • Mentoring colleagues/ members in volunteering management
  • Reflective practice. 

Get started

  • Read the FAQs and express your interest in the CPD Program.
  • We will provide you with the CPD Activity Point Schedule so you can plan your CPD activities.
  • You participate in your chosen CPD activities and complete the Activity Validation Form after each activity.
  • You update your Activity Validation Form and submit to Volunteering Queensland three times per year and finalise at the end of the year.
  • When you achieve 16 CPD points you will receive your formal certificate and the option to use PLV after your name.

Download the CPD Information document here

Express your interest


About the program

Program points schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

CPD Program Policy 


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Endorsed by


*For staff of registered full or associate members only. In the instance that your organisation does not maintain their membership during your CPD year, you are welcome to become an individual member for that remaining year.