UNSW Edge, within UNSW Law, announces CPD Direct, a new delivery service in partnership with professional development and training marketplace GO1. 

CPD Direct will deliver targeted continuing professional development to legal practitioners each month. This personalised approach selects relevant professional development, based an individual’s areas of practice, type and years of practice.

It covers all required mandatory CPD units and knowledge areas as well as introducing modules designed for engagement with experts in related fields.

This personalisation means the service caters to all practitioners, from those running a busy practice or working in a top-tier firm, to those in small to medium firms or just starting out.

The service offers a choice between monthly or bimonthly delivery.

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

“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,” says 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.”

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 says.

“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.

To sign up for the delivery service or for more information, please visit UNSW Edge.

Kay Harrison