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Overview of CPD Homes

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.

Minimum requirements for CPD

CPD requirements are documented in registration standards and are aimed at supporting doctors through life-long learning.

Review the Registration standard: Continuing professional development (CPD)

Find out more about the Medical Board of Australia’s approach to CPD

Accredited 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

Criteria for CPD Home accreditation

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.

Procedure for CPD Home accreditation

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). 

Enquiries

Any organisation interested in applying for accreditation as a CPD Home should contact the AMC directly for further details. Please email  cpdhomes@amc.org.au. 

For enquiries regarding the Registration standard: Continuing professional development, please email the Medical Board of Australia: performanceframework@ahpra.gov.au 

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