The National Standards require all members to accrue 20 points of PD per year. There must be at least one PD in each of the three areas below:
Technical (legal, banking, fines, EDR/IDR, super, hardship, insurance, budgeting, financial literacy, CALD issues).
Skills (counselling, mental health, communication (written, verbal), interviewing, cultural awareness, suicide prevention/training).
- Ethics (conflict of interest; boundaries; counselling relationships; cultural awareness; options- client choices; appropriate referral to other service).
SAFCA conducts a random annual audit of at least 10% of it members. As such, accurate record keeping of all PD and supervision is essential.