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.

view the  MBA CPD 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.

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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 2020-2022 CPD Program are:

  • Accumulate a minimum 300 points over the 3 year cycle;
  • Accumulate a minimum 50 points per year;
  • Accumulate a minimum of five Category 1 points over the three year cycle;
  • Accumulate a minimum of five Category 2 points over the three year cycle;
  • Accumulate a minimum of five Category 3 points over the three year cycle;
  • Complete one Individual Learning Plan over the 3 year cycle.

Further information on the current CPD Program can be found in the CPD Handbook.

Download CPD Program 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’.

Download the ‘MY CPD’ Guidebook

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 Policies and Publications page.

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

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

Application FormDownload CPD Program
CPD Provider PolicyDownload CPD Provider Policy
CPD Framework
Download CPD Framework