Continuing Professional Development

 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

It is a requirement of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) that Medical Practitioners who engage in any form of medical practice participate in continuing professional development (CPD) that is relevant to their scope of practice in order to maintain, develop, update and enhance their knowledge, skills and performance to ensure they deliver appropriate and safe care.

MBA requires all Fellows and CPD participants to declare annually on renewal of registration that they have met the CPD standard set by the MBA. See MBA Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard.

CPD must include a range of activities to meet individual learning needs including practice based reflective elements, such as clinical audit, peer-review or  performance appraisal, as well as participation in activities to enhance knowledge such as courses, conferences and online learning. College Fellows are able to track their CPD progress using My CPD.

The College’s CPD program is managed by the CPD Committee. At the beginning of the cycle, a detailed guide to the program is distributed to all Fellows and CPD participants. Any further updates are given in The Mole, as well as via email or the College’s website. Fellows and CPD participants who have any comments about the program are encouraged to forward these to the CPD Committee via the College secretariat.

What are the current program requirements for Fellows?

The minimum requirements for the 2016-2017 biennium are:

  • Accumulate a minimum 200 points over the 2 year period
  • Accumulate a minimum 40 points per year and a maximum 160 points per year
  • Complete one Category 1 Activity
  • Accumulate a minimum six Category 2 points
  • Accumulate a minimum six Category 3 points

Further information on the current CPD Program can be found in the CPD Handbook. A list of Activity Categories and Codes and activity worksheets are available in the e-Learning portal.


What is My CPD?
My CPD is an online tool that allows Fellows of College to manage their continuing professional development program.

To submit and track CPD activities, Fellows need to login to the Members section of the website and select
My CPD’.

A CPD Guidebook and instructions on using My CPD is available on the e-Learning Portal.

FORMS AND POLICIES

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is committed to encouraging dermatologists’ participation in CPD activities. The College maintains several policies that support the CPD Program and its requirements. These can be found on the College Policies page.

CPD Provider Information

Providers who wish to have their CPD activity recognised by the Australasian College of Dermatologists for its members to claim CPD points need to complete the application form below and send it to cpd@dermcoll.edu.au

Information regarding the Providers Policy and the College’s CPD Framework is provided below.

 

Application Form DOWNLOAD
CPD Provider Policy DOWNLOAD
CPD Framework DOWNLOAD