New website upgrades! What’s new

CPD Requirements for Victorian Registered Workers

Jess outlines the recently announced CPD requirements for workers registered with the Victorian Disability Worker Commission.

By Jessica Quilty

Updated 15 Apr 202414 Nov 2022

The Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria has recently published a guide to support the introduction of a registration standard for continuing professional development (CPD). It applies to disability workers registered under the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme in Victoria.

The Victorian Disability Worker Commission (VDWC) states that the introduction of the CPD standard is a significant step towards professionalising the disability workforce. It gives confidence to people receiving services, employers, and the broader public that registered disability workers are equipped to provide high-quality services. There is a dedicated CPD standard page on the VDWC website.

The Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 requires registered disability workers to undertake CPD activities as part of their registration. From 1 October 2022, registered disability workers must complete at least 10 hours of CPD activities for each registration period.

DSC training can be used to fulfill the CPD requirements. Whether you are accessing our vast library of e-learning resources and webinars through our low-cost fora subscription or small-group workshops, we can provide a certificate of participation that counts toward your CPD hours.


Is VDWC Registration Mandatory?

No, the VDWC is a voluntary opt-in scheme and only applies to registered disability workers in Victoria. But if you do opt in, the CPD requirements apply as part of registration. You can learn more by visiting


Jessica Quilty

Explore DSC

Subscribe to the newsletter you’ll actually want to read

Learn from the humans obsessed with Australia’s NDIS. 50,000 readers strong.

Explore DSC Learning