Medical Board of Australia - What do I need to do?

What do I need to do?

From January 2023, all AMC-accredited specialist medical colleges will be CPD homes. 

All doctors doing CPD programs with colleges or other new, accredited CPD homes will be able to meet updated CPD requirements.

Doctors who do not have a CPD home in 2023 can keep doing the same type of CPD that they are currently doing. At the same time, keep an eye out for new, accredited CPD homes offering CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 

Everyone will need a CPD home by 2024, when alternative CPD homes will be established.

Here is a quick guide to find out more about what you need to do in 2023.

  • Your AMC-accredited specialist medical college will be a recognised CPD home from January 2023.
  • By doing your college CPD program, you will be able to meet revised CPD requirements. 
     
  • You don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
  • Keep doing the self-directed CPD you’ve been doing, which meets the college requirements. 
  • You can check current requirements here.
  • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
  • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 
  • Your CPD is taken care of in your training 
  • No extra CPD is required.
  • You don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
  • Keep doing the self-directed CPD you’ve been doing - 50 hours annual CPD including at least one practice-based reflective element. 
  • You can check current requirements here.
  • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new, accredited CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
  • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 
  • Your CPD is taken care of in your training 
  • No extra CPD is required.
  • You don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
  • Keep doing the self-directed CPD you’ve been doing - 50 hours annual CPD including at least one practice-based reflective element. 
  • You can check current requirements here.
  • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new, accredited CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
  • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 
  • Your college will by your CPD home 
  • By doing your College CPD program, you automatically meet revised CPD requirements.  
  • You don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
  • Keep doing what you’re doing until January 2024:
    • Complete the CPD activities agreed in your Board-approved supervision plan and work performance report. 
    • If the agreed CPD activities total less than 50 hours, top this up so you do a total of 50 hours of CPD each year to meet current standards.
  • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
  • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 

Note: If you are registered for less than four weeks, you do not need to do CPD. 

  • You don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
  • Keep doing the CPD you’ve been doing:
    • complete the CPD activities agreed in your Board-approved supervision plan and work performance report. 
    • if the agreed CPD activities total less than 50 hours, top this up so you do a total of 50 hours of CPD each year to meet current standards.
  • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
  • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 
  • If you are doing all your colleges’ CPD programs, you automatically meet revised CPD requirements.  
  • If you are not doing all your colleges’ CPD programs, you don’t need to make a CPD home decision yet.
    • Keep doing the self-directed CPD you’ve been doing, which meets all the colleges’ requirements. 
    • You can check current requirements here.
    • In 2022/23, keep an eye out for new CPD homes that offer CPD programs relevant to your scope of practice. 
    • You will need to join a CPD home by January 2024. 

These groups don’t have to do CPD:

  • Medical students
  • Doctors with non-practising registration 
  • Doctors with short-term limited registration (less than four weeks)
  • Doctors granted CPD exemptions by CPD homes ( e.g due to illness, parental leave etc)
  • Interns and PGY2 doctors who are participating in a structured program that leads to a certificate of completion
    • accredited intern programs meet training needs
 
 
 
Page reviewed 13/09/2022