Continued Learning & CPD
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.
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.
Please refer to CPD Support in the College e-portal for the revised College CPD requirements due to covid-19
The minimum requirements for the 2020-2021 biennium are:
- Accumulate a minimum 200 points over the 2 year cycle
- Accumulate a minimum 50 points per year and a maximum 150 points per year will be counted towards your ‘Actual’ points;
Accumulate a minimum of ten Category 1 points over the two year cycle;
Accumulate a minimum of ten Category 2 points over the two year cycle;
Accumulate a minimum of ten Category 3 points over the two year cycle;
Further information on the current CPD Program can be found in the CPD Handbook.
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’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding the Providers Policy and the College’s CPD Framework is provided below.
|Application Form||Download CPD Program|
|CPD Provider Policy||Download CPD Provider Policy|
|Download CPD Framework|