As a member of the AWBA you will be required to complete a minimum of 6 units of continuous professional development each year.

Many means of meeting the CPD requirements are available. Members may use the resources of the Association, their own resources, those of other organisations, or many prefer some combination. Members must however complete a minimum of 3 units from AWBA sanctioned CPD events.

Members must maintain a personal record of their CPD participation to enable them to comply with the reporting requirements of the AWBA. The CPD record form can be downloaded and used for this purpose.

The AWBA CPD program is a convenient, cost effective and timely program to keep you up to date and in tune with the water broking industry. Our events are listed below:

Speaker Topic Date Location
Claire Hocking and Lisa Wong – Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Presentation on Foreign Investment of Water Registry 27 November 2017 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
Bill Stanhope and Stuart McLachlan – Dept. Agriculture and Water Resources Models for industry self-regulation discussion 27 November 2017 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
Megan Utter and Natasha Shirvill – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Presentation on ACCC’s role in water, competition and fair-trading issues in water markets & member discussion on awareness raising 27 November 2017 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
Simo Trevolen – Principal, Marsden Jacob Associates Presentation on the $1 million BRII grant for creation of Water Information Hub 27 November 2017 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
Duncan McDonald – Director, National Water Brokers Presentation on cyber fraud and protections for members and their clients 27 November 2017 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce, MP – Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Presentation on self-regulation opportunities and Q&A 26 June 2017 Parklake Hotel – Shepparton
The Hon. Damian Drum, MP – Member for Murray, Victoria Presentation on opportunities and challenges facing the local irrigators and farmers and Q&A 26 June 2017 Parklake Hotel – Shepparton
Shannon Lancaster – Customer Relationship Manager, Goulburn Murray Water Presentation of overview of the role of Goulburn Murray Water and farm modernisation products 26 June 2017 Parklake Hotel – Shepparton
Joe Banks – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Presentation of Overview of Water For Victoria and Actions & Paper Review – Action 8.10 – Water For Victoria 26 June 2017 Parklake Hotel – Shepparton
Andrew Shields – Manager – River Operations, Goulburn Murray Water Presentation on Victorian Water Resource Manager 26 June 2017 Parklake Hotel – Shepparton
John Madden – Associate Commissioner – Australian Productivity Commission Presentation on the role of the Productivity Commission, Stakeholder Working Group update and Q&A 27 March 2017 Townhouse Hotel – Wagga Wagga
Dr Marcus Finn – Director SDL Adjustment, Policy and Planning – Murray Darling Basin Authority Presentation on the role of the MDBA and water broking 27 March 2017 Townhouse Hotel – Wagga Wagga
Clive Murray – CEO – World Water Exchange Presentation on Australian water index and additional revenue opportunities 28 November 2016 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre – Melbourne
Clive Murray – CEO – World Water Exchange Presentation on Global Water Exchange 7 March 2016 Swan Hill
David Olszak – Director – Aither Presentation on water market reports 19 September 2016 Coach House Motel – Deniliquin
Anna Sppers – CEO / Tom Rookyard – Marketing Operations Supervisor – Auctions Plus Presentation on Auction Plus platform and leverage for Water Brokers 7 March 2016 Swan Hill
Joe Banks – Manager Retail Water Entitlements and Markets / Water Resources – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Presentation on Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) role 30 November 2015 Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre
Gerry Egan Presentation on Victorian water market 8 December 2014 Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport – Melbourne
Richard Bootle Presentation on opportunities for Water Brokers 8 December 2014 Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport – Melbourne
Michelle Bancroft – Lead Author CEWH Trading Framework – Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Presentation on progressing the issues regarding CEWH engagement of intermediaries in the water market 15 September 2015 Capital Executive Apartment Hotel – Canberra
Daniel Church – Acting Director – Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) Overview 15 September 2015 Capital Executive Apartment Hotel – Canberra
Steve Bright – Proprietor – Bright Corporate Communications Corporate Communications for Water Brokers 19 March 2014 Mercure Mildura
Peter Kelly – Manager Water Resources Unit – Mallee Catchment Water Authority Presentation on Mallee Catchment Water Authority 19 March 2014 Mercure Mildura
Dr Jessica Hartmann – Director Portfolio Management Section – Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Presentation on water trade issues 8 October 2013 Shepparton
Stephanie Schulte – Economy Policy Analyst Presentation on Water Market Research Project 8 October 2013 Shepparton
Aidan Dalgliesh Presentation on proposed common registry system 18 June 2013 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Dale Chapman Presentation on professional practice issues associated with the Code of Conduct 18 June 2013 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Chris Biesaga Presentation on the Broker Regulation process 18 June 2013 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
David Harriss General discussion on NSW licencing, NSW trade issues and Basin Plan 19 March 2013 Mercure Mildura
Owen Russell General discussion on AUL trading and other Vic trading issues 19 March 2013 Mercure Mildura
Gerry Egan Presentation on the recent changes to Vic carryover rules 10 December 2012 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Richard Anderson General discussion on water market issues 10 December 2012 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Panel of guests SEWPAC, MDBA, BOM, NFF Discussion of water market issues 18 August 2012 Novotel Canberra
Gennady Kleiner – Water Branch ACCC Presentaion on recent developments of water market rules 18 May 2012 Arkaba Hotel – The Osmond Room
Amy Derksen ENVEX Presentation on the ENVEX permanent water platform 18 May 2012 Arkaba Hotel – The Osmond Room
Chris Biesaga – Director Water Market Section SEWPAC Presentation on the proposed accreditation regime for water brokers 18 May 2012 Arkaba Hotel – The Osmond Room
Mike Fuller – CEO Department for Water in SA Presentation on new online forms for water trading in South Australia 18 May 2012 Arkaba Hotel – The Osmond Room
James Standfield, Senior Account Manager – PSC Tarakover Presentation on PI Insurance for Water Brokers 12 December 2011 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Ian Robinson, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Presentation on the proposed Commonwealth water trading arrangements 12 December 2011 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Chris Biesaga, Director – Water Market Section SEWPAC Presentation on the proposed accreditation regime for water brokers 12 December 2011 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Alan Worsley, ASIC – Senior Specialist Presentation on where water trade fits within ASIC financial regulation 12 December 2011 Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre – Melbourne
Gerry Egan, Manager – Water Trading Policy DSE Presentation on the changes to Vic water trading rules 29 August 2011 Ciloms
Chris Biesaga, Director – Water Market Section SEWPAC Presentation on the proposed accreditation regime for water brokers 29 August 2011 Ciloms
Chris Bisega Director of Trade – MDBA Presentation on the proposed water trading rules to be incorporated into the Basin Plan 15 March 2011 Ciloms
Nick O’Kane – Water Section ACCC Presentation on Market Rules, Water Charge Rules and the recent ACCC Report on Intermediaries 15 March 2011 Ciloms
John Adams
Barrister & Solicitor
Overview and history of the water act 10 March
2010
Murray Downs
Golf & Country Club, Swan Hill
Jane Ryan
Department of Sustainability & Environment
Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy 10 March
2010
Murray Downs
Golf & Country Club, Swan Hill
Peter Betson
Director, Water Branch
ACCC
Water Market Rules and Termination Fees 7 April
2009
Ciloms Airport Lounge Melbourne
Chris Biesaga
Director, Water Trade
and Accounting
MDBA
MDBA
Basin Plan
7 April
2009
Ciloms Airport Lounge Melbourne

Becoming a Speaker

There are many benefits to becoming an AWBA speaker.You will gain exposure to prominent and professional water brokers and their networks, cross promotion activities, links to your website on the AWBA site, your presentation and details promoted to the AWBA network, as well as promotion through media release.

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