A new initiative to acknowledge the professional development of industry members was launched at the SPASA Convention in Sydney in August.
The SPASA Certification & Accreditation program is an industry first that provides recognition for industry members of their training and development, which they can then use to promote their professionalism and elevated industry knowledge to consumers.
The continuing professional development (CPD) education and training program is only available to individuals, employees and business members of SPASA Australia.
The program provides recognition for members within the SPASA network for their professional skills and commitment to ongoing learning and development.
Spiros Dassakis, COO of SPASA Australia, says the initiative reflects SPASA’s commitment to its members through educating consumers, regulators and government about the professionalism of SPASA Certified and Accredited members.
Individuals and employees who are members of SPASA will automatically qualify as SPASA Certified when they achieve and retain 12 SPASA CPD points annually. Businesses may apply to become SPASA Accredited when their key employees achieve and retain 12 SPASA CPD points annually.
“As the leading provider of industry education and the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia dedicated to the swimming pool and spa industry, SPASA offers diverse, flexible and tailored opportunities for members wanting to meet their commitment to CPD,” says Dassakis.
Members of SPASA can participate in CPD in the following ways: nationally recognised qualifications for pool builders and pool service technicians; short courses for pool builders, service technicians, retailers and other sectors; SPASA approved courses; and SPASA CPD meetings, seminars and workshops.
SPASA CPD opportunities provided to members will be relevant to one of the 8 CPD topic areas: technical; sustainability; compliance; communication; dispute resolution; contracts; safety; business management.
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