Professional Development

The Certified Parks and Leisure Professional

The Certified Parks and Leisure Professional (CPLP) qualification is the Australian national benchmark for industry professionals. The qualification is based on your experience in the field and assessed by an international board of industry leaders who look at your knowledge, skills, and abilities in:

  • Asset Management
  • Landscape and Amenity Horticulture
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Resource Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Supervision
  • Interpretation and Education
  • Public Health
  • Leadership, and Recreation

Am I Eligible?

You will need a current Parks and Leisure Australia membership

AND

Have university degree in a relevant field

AND

Have two years of park and/or leisure work experience providing competency in at least three of the CPLP competencies.

OR

Five years of senior-level park and/or leisure management experience providing competency in at least four of the CPLP competencies.

OR

Five years of park or leisure management experience and completion of training as approved by Parks and Leisure Australia that sufficiently meets at least five CPLP competencies.

How to Apply



Re-Certification

CPLP is valid for three years from issue. In the three-year span, you must meet the following two criteria:

1. Maintain Parks and Leisure Australia membership
2. Complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development

To achieve 30 hours, contact us for a copy of the Renewal Guidelines

About

The CPLP is administered for PLA by Indiana University's World Parks Academy (WPA), managed by Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, as part of the School of Public Health's Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism studies, Indiana, USA.

The certification is based on a candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Asset Management, Landscape and Amenity Horticulture, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Resource Management, Business Acumen, Supervision, Interpretation and Education, Public Health, Leadership, and Recreation.

Contact

To apply contact Lina Court, National Office, (08) 8332 0130 or admin@parksleisure.com.au

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