The Benefits of Continued Professional Development

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It’s no secret that the world of work is constantly changing. The skills that are required for a successful career today may be very different from what they were 10 or 20 years ago. That’s why it’s so important for employees to develop their skills and knowledge throughout their careers continually. But CPD isn’t just beneficial for employees and great for employers! This blog post will discuss the many benefits of continued professional development for both employees and employers.

What is CPD?

CPD stands for continued professional development. It is the process of learning and developing new skills and knowledge throughout your career in order to keep up with the ever-changing world of work. CPD can include formal training courses, attending conferences and seminars, reading industry news and articles, or even just keeping up with the latest trends on social media.

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Top Benefits of CPD

Employee Benefits

  1. Keep pace with current industry standards
  2. Maintain a high level of competency essential for delivering a professional service
  3. Make a meaningful, more effective contribution to teamwork
  4. Gain the skills and confidence to lead, manage, influence, coach, and mentor others
  5. Stay interested and interesting; engage more
  6. Open up to new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas
  7. Better appreciate the implications and impacts of your work
  8. Keep qualifications up to date
  9. Plug any gaps in knowledge and allow you to adapt in a fast-moving industry/world
  10. Aids in productivity at work and the ability to learn and improve
  11. Allows you to demonstrate ambition, aptitude, and willingness to learn new skills
  12. Keeps you focused on the pathway to career progression, leading to job security and achieving success at work

Employer Benefits

  1. Ensures high standards throughout the organisation
  2. Contributes positively to an organisation’s growth and success
  3. Enables a culture of learning and promotes a healthy working relationship with employees
  4. Boosts employee productivity and helps to build a more efficient and motivated team
  5. Improves employee retention. Employees feel valued and are more likely to be loyal to the business
  6. Enables employers to embrace change and react to the shifts within your industry

With so many benefits on offer to everyone in the business – Continued Professional Development should be a part of your annual business review.

For information on accredited courses, skill sets and short courses that can help to grow and develop your career or business, contact the team at AIFT at [email protected].


The Australian Institute of Finance Training offers online self-paced courses in Business, Entrepreneurship and Accounting. Targeted at students looking to enter the bookkeeping industry, start or scale their own business and those looking to simply upskill. We have a suite of targeted Nationally Recognised qualifications alongside specific skill-based ‘how to’ style short courses where you can learn practical skills for everyday use.

For more information please contact us at (07) 3556 3831 or via email at [email protected].