PD able - Basic

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Date created: 10 Sep 2023

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PD able - Basic

PD able - Basic

The PD able delivered PD system that meets base level support for Professional Development. It's a clean and simple approach to help kick your career along.

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PD able - Basic is a professional development system purpose built to align with the PD able framework. Join an ecosystem that supports your career growth and follow a high-quality pathway to maintain compatibility and professional standards.

Join with the standard FREE PD System.

This is a no-fuss system to plan, record and share your PD progress.

It keeps you in touch within a community environment, while providing simple structure that helps you achieve career goals.


Cycle Length:
1 year (1 Jan - 31 Dec)
Open Entry

About PD able - Basic professional development

This is the PD able default system. It is a suite of essential tools crafted to help your professional journey thrive. It is suited to people from any walks of life wanting to actively address continuing education.

The system is geared around recording completion of activities, and then being able to report on those achievements. Planning and tracking are overlaid to round out the package.


The PD able default system cycle is built on a calendar year, running annually from 1 Jan - 31 Dec. This gives a relevant window of focus that planning and goals are structured around.

In this system you keep a simple record of completed activities. The descriptions are self-explanatory so when reviewed paint a clear picture of your ongoing progress.

Building Blocks

The system has key building blocks which help organise and understand your approach.

Areas of Competency are the relevant topics that PD is measured against. Competencies in PD able default system are deliberately kept very generic as they apply to all professions. Custom PD systems will normally define competencies that align with topics specific to their target profession.

An Activity is a single learning instance such as an online Module or an Event Attendance. Completion of an Activity can entered using one of over 30 'Activity Type' templates provided.

Activities are also aligned with Learning Methods. These are labels such as Structured and Self Directed and are designed to provide insight to the environments where activity is being completed.

We hope you enjoy using this system.

Key Features

check_circlePlanning tool

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check_circleGoal setting

check_circleReflection writing

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check_circleRecommended activities

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Record these activities

check_circleModule / Tutorial


check_circleSeminar / Webinar

check_circleShort Course

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Who uses PD able - Basic


Accountant, Actor / Talent / Performing Arts, Agent / Advisor / Broker (Banking & Finance), Agent / Advisor / Broker (Insurance), Architect / Designer / Draghtsman, Armed Forces, Athlete / Sportsperson, Builder / Tradie / Installer, Chemist / Pharmacist, Civil Construction Worker, Communications / Media / News, Doctor / Medical Practitioner, Driver , Engineer - Construction, Engineer (Electrical), Environmental Consultant, Farmer, Fisherman, Graphic Designer / Artist, Horticulturist / Grower, HR, IT - Network Engineer, IT - Programmer, IT - Security Specialist, Lawyer / Barrister, Management / CEO, Marketing / Sales Management, Mechanic / Panel Beater, Musician, Nonprofit, Nurse / Medical Support, Office / Administrator, Pilot, Police Officer / Detective, Project Manager, Property Manager, Salesperson, Scientist, Small Business Operator, Teacher / Lecturer / Trainer, Therapist / Masseuse


New Zealand, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote D'Ivoire, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos(Keeling)Island, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Inmarsat Atlantic Ocean-East, Inmarsat Atlantic Ocean-West, Inmarsat Indian Ocean, Inmarsat Pacific Ocean, Inmarsat Single Number Access, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe



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Areas of Competency

The following is a copy of the framework set out by: PD able

Profession Maintenance

Keeping abreast of technology, trends and best practice in your profession.

Your profession is skilled territory. It takes time to learn and perfect, so you can operate with levels of competency that others can trust.

This topic is for the time you spend targeting your specialty, growing your expertise and keeping in touch with changes happening in the world.

Administration & Commerce

Advancing capability to run an organisation.

All organisations have commercial needs, whether not for profit, government institution or a private company.

Managing people, understanding accounts, optimising resources or keeping abreast of legal issues are activities that nearly every professional has deal with in some capacity.

This topic gives recognition to the importance of being able to apply your professional skills in a real world environment.

Formal Education

Working toward a significant new skill and/or qualification in your profession.

Working to complete a formal qualification typically requires dedicated and lengthy commitment. Unlike other PD Activities, this is normally means time spent away from your profession with energy directed to the learning environment.

This topic recognises the special growth achieved while pursuing academically and profressionally recognised outcomes.


Out of profession activity that indirectly strengthens capability.

Real people bring real quality to their professional environment.

While many activities in your personal life do not directly relate to your profession, many times the same fabric applies in both spaces.

Time spent running sports clubs, helping with school camps, arranging a wedding or building a car all carry qualities that transfer into your professional environment. The challenges faced, planning and perseverance required all carry through.

Use this topic to recognise the learning from these 'out of office' situations, and note how the learning carries through to your working life.