CPD Home

Welcome to the ACD CPD Home

The ACD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program promotes a reflective approach to lifelong learning and provides guidance on upskilling and identifying knowledge gaps. We encourage all participants to use CPD as tool to engage in relevant, practical and beneficial learning opportunities.

CPD Links

Approved Activities for Participants

Detailed information relating to CPD categories and activities

Support and Resources

There are various ways to contact the CPD Team at ACD


Are you looking for a CPD home? Consider ACD. Check here to see if you are eligible

Activity Approval for third parties

For an education provider seeking ACD approval for a CPD activity

Audits and Exemptions

Fellows and CPD Customers may be considered for exemption from CPD

Login to the CPD Portal

Submit CPD activities, view CPD progress and compliance

CPD Events

May 2024

Cases in chronic plaque psoriasis - improving outcomes in moderate disease

May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Join online as an expert multidisciplinary panel presents and discusses real-life cases of chronic plaque psoriasis with a focus on defining new treatment goals and using evidence-based knowledge to optimise

Skin Health Institute – Member Spotlight on Dr Francis Lai

May 29 @ 6:30 pm
The Skin Health Institute is offering an exclusive opportunity to delve into the journey of Dr Francis Lai, a renowned expert in dermatology and app development/entrepreneurship.   Throughout the session,
July 2024

British Association of Dermatologists Annual Meeting

July 2
We are delighted to announce that the BAD has chosen to deliver the 104th BAD Annual Meeting as an in person meeting, with virtual access to all content available after

Mandatory CPD Requirements

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has mandated that doctors must attain a minimum of 50 hours of CPD per annum. The 50 hours need to be allocated across the different categories:

The remaining 12.5 hours may be from any of the three categories.

Compulsory activity

All participants must complete a Professional Development Plan (PDP). This counts towards your category 2 activities. College has created a template and guide to assist you in this activity – refer to our CPD Support and Resources “Quick Link” above.

For a full listing of Approved Activities for Participants, please use this link.

Category 1 Educational Activities Category 2 Reviewing Performance Category 3 Measuring Outcomes
 A minimum of 12.5 hours A minimum of 5 hours (with a minimum of 25 hours across category 2 and 3) A minimum of 5 hours (with a minimum of 25 hours across category 2 and 3)

Program Level Requirements

For a detailed presentation of Program Level Requirements please click on the below tile.


Please contact the CPD team if you have any queries on CPD@dermcoll.edu.au or visit the dedicated Support and Resources webpage here.