The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.
We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.
The Medical Board of Australia sets minimum requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for medical practitioners.
CPD Homes are the educational providers that deliver CPD programs and make sure doctors registered in their home meet their minimum CPD requirements. Accredited CPD Homes also audit and report CPD compliance to the Medical Board.
The AMC is the accreditation authority for CPD Homes.
The AMC has accredited the following organisations as CPD Homes:
|AMC-accredited specialist medical colleges||Accreditation status||Commencement|
|Australasian College of Dermatologists||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Australasian College for Emergency Medicine||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists & the Faculty of Pain Medicine||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australian College of General Practitioners||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australasian College of Physicians||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australasian College of Surgeons||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia||Initial accreditation||1 January 2023|
|Other organisations||Accreditation status||Commencement|
|DoctorPortal Learning trading as CPD Home (Australian Medical Association Western Australia)||Initial accreditation||23 March 2023|
|Osler Technology||Initial accreditation||27 November 2023|
|Skin Cancer College Australasia||Initial accreditation||7 December 2023|
|Health Education and Training Institute||Initial accreditation||Date TBD|
The AMC uses four criteria to assess CPD Homes for accreditation.
The CPD home has appropriate governance structures, expertise and resources to be a CPD home providing a CPD program(s) that support meaningful professional development. The home provides clear information about the CPD program(s), requirements and costs.
A CPD home provides a CPD program(s) that enables practitioners to meet the requirements of the Registration standard: CPD and has effective systems, policies and processes to provide the CPD program(s).
The CPD home provides guidance to help practitioners identify high quality CPD activities that support development across the breadth of their scope(s) of practice.
A CPD home complies with the Medical Board of Australia’s auditing and compliance reporting requirements, and the AMC’s accreditation requirements for its CPD program(s).
Further details are found in the Criteria for AMC Accreditation of CPD Homes.
Review the Criteria for AMC Accreditation of CPD Homes.
Please see information below for organisations to submit an application for initial accreditation as a CPD home in 2024.
|Submission due date||AMC review process||Notification of Outcome|
|01 Apr 2024||Apr – Jun 2024||End Jul 2024|
Review the Procedures for AMC Accreditation of CPD Homes.
The fee for review and consideration of the submission for accreditation as a CPD Home is $6,500 (excluding GST).
• Registration standard: Continuing professional development (CPD)
• Medical Board of Australia, Guidance, Continuing professional development: High-level requirements for CPD programs
• Medical Board of Australia, List of specialties, fields of specialty practice and related specialist titles
• Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia
• The National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy (includes the National Scheme’s definition of cultural safety)
• National Medical Workforce Strategy 2021–2031
Any organisation interested in applying for accreditation as a CPD Home should contact the AMC directly for further details. Please email email@example.com.
For enquiries regarding the Registration standard: Continuing professional development, please email the Medical Board of Australia: firstname.lastname@example.org