Medical Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development (CPD) has been redesigned to support quality, lifelong learning for doctors that is relevant, effective and evidence-based. 

Approved CPD requirements for doctors are detailed in this revised CPD registration standard.

CPD at a glance

There are three core elements:

  1. CPD homes for all – for quality assurance
  2. Professional development plans for all – for CPD with purpose
  3. Different types of CPD – for CPD with value


  • 1 January 2023 – AMC-accredited specialist medical colleges and some new accredited organisations = CPD homes
    • Doctors doing CPD in colleges will be able to meet updated CPD requirements
    • Doctors doing CPD in other accredited CPD homes will be able to meet CPD requirements
    • Other doctors keep doing the same sort of CPD as they are currently doing
  • 1 January 2024 – all doctors in CPD homes.

What do I need to do?

Read about what CPD you need to do in 2023 

Read what you need to do » 

About CPD homes

All doctors will need a CPD home by 2024

Read about CPD homes » 

Professional Development Plans and Types of CPD

Information about PDPs and the types of CPD you need to do

Read about PDPs and types of CPD » 


FAQs to help you understand the changes to CPD

Read the FAQs »

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Information for CPD homes

Read what organisations must do to be accredited as a CPD home

Find out how to become a CPD home » 

Resources and background

Read the CPD registration standard and supporting information

View resources » 
Page reviewed 13/09/2022