UNSW Sydney launches world-leading Continuing Professional Development delivery service

UNSW Sydney

SYDNEY, 3 July 2020

UNSW Edge, part of the world-class UNSW Law Faculty, announces a new world-leading service, CPD Direct, in partnership with professional development and training marketplace GO1.

This delivery service will allow legal practitioners to get personalised relevant CPD delivered each month, and they will never have to navigate CPD again!

CPD Direct is the way forward in professional legal education, and professional education at large. This monthly personalised learning will be delivered to practitioners, based on their areas of practice, type of practice, years of practice, and more.

It will cover all required mandatory CPD units and knowledge areas. And as an added bonus – modules are designed for engagement with experts in their fields.

The service is perfect for practitioners running a busy practice, keeping their clients at the forefront, supervising, just starting out, and those in small to mid- or top-tier firms – it is for all practitioners!

There are two types of delivery available – monthly or bimonthly.

Currently available packages include:

  • Wills & Estates, Property, Employment & Business law packages for all years of experience
  • In-house lawyer packages across numerous areas of law
  • General packages for juniors to build their skills
  • And the list goes on…

“UNSW Edge’s partnership with GO1 has allowed us to look to the future of education. This project has been developed over the last 12 months, and will provide new ways of learning for lawyers. It aligns with the university’s commitment to being at the forefront of lifelong learning – and that’s really critical for us,” UNSW Edge director Sharmaine Gewohn.

“Lawyers are increasingly emphasising the need for flexible learning in an efficient and secure environment, in their own time, across different devices. CPD Direct gives them this capability,” Ms Gewohn said.

GO1.com Director of Strategy, Mr Daniel Fish, described the delivery model as “ground-breaking”, saying UNSW Edge was driving innovations in Continuing Professional Development.

“The vision and leadership demonstrated by UNSW Edge to elevate its offering of lifelong learning are second to none. GO1 is honoured to be able to play a part in their success,” Mr Fish said.

Supporting social justice

All profits generated from the CPD courses will go towards UNSW Law’s social justice projects.

“UNSW Law has always been a strong advocate for social justice such as helping grow the pool of Indigenous students who graduate from university,” Ms Gewohn said.

“We are determined to do more for those in the community who need assistance, especially students who face financial barriers to their education.

“We’re very pleased to be able to tap into our partnership with GO1 to help bolster our social justice initiatives.”

Community programs that will benefit from the social justice fund include: the Indigenous scholarship program and the Kingsford Legal Centre that has supported the community for over 35 years.

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