Organising a Professional Development Event

Each National Group has a single point of contact at the National Office – a designated staff member to help with the design and delivery of your professional development courses.

Learning and Development Coordinators Contact List

Professional Development Courses and Workshops

For ease of administration, we define a course or workshop as any PD activity that includes a practical component. Courses and workshops will require accreditation.

If your event is already accredited please complete a course or workshop booking form and contact your National Office Learning and Development Coordinator for a budget form.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Invoicing Instructions for Convenors and Presenters
Sample Invoice
Marketing your PD activity
Advertising Deadlines
Sample Timetable
Guide to Course Budgets
Role of the Course Convenor

Advertising courses

Effective advertising of courses and lectures is vital to maximise the numbers of members participating in continuing professional development.
Provided complete information is to hand, we aim to advertise courses and lectures three months in advance.  On rare occasions this will not be possible due to the large volume of PD which National Groups are offering. Please note that centralised APA advertising is the only permissable way to promote your activity.
For further information please contact your PDO.

Professional Development Lectures

All Professional Development Lectures are administered by your local state branch office.  Please contact your local state branch professional development officer (PDO) for assistance with organising your event.

Click here to view some general information on lecture events.
lecture booking form will need to be completed and sent to your state branch PDO.


A webinar is a form of seminar, transmitted over the internet. Participants will usually sit at their own computer, and access a live presentation.

Click here to view more information on presenting an APA Webinar.

If you would like to organise a webinar please complete a Webinar Booking Form and return to your local PD Officer or National Group Coordinator.