Why accredit?

Accreditation assesses competency. ‘Competency based assessment is a purposeful process of systematically gathering, interpreting, recording and communicating to stakeholders, information on candidate performance against industry competency standards and/or learning programs.’ (1) 

Assessment provides a way of knowing if people have the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for the job. 

Why can’t minimum standards or levels of competence be achieved via CPD?  

CPD doesn’t assess competency.