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About CPD homes

CPD homes are quality-assured and support safe practice. They:

  • provide CPD programs that are robust, monitored and evaluated
  • support doctors to tailor CPD to their learning needs
  • are accredited by the AMC
  • coordinate CPD programs, ensure quality activities and help doctors keep track of their CPD hours with a system for CPD record-keeping 
  • make sure doctors meet CPD requirements, including for:
    • culturally safe practice
    • addressing health inequities
    • professionalism and 
    • ethical practice. 

All doctors need a CPD home for their 2024 CPD (unless exempt). Doctors:

  • must join an AMC-accredited CPD home before they start doing their CPD in 2024
  • choose a home that is suitable for your scope of practice, which can be a college or non-college home.
  • must log CPD activities with their CPD home
  • will need to declare which is their CPD home at 2024/25 registration renewal

The following doctors do not need to join a CPD home:

  • Interns in accredited intern training programs and PGY2 doctors who are participating in a PGY2 training program accredited by your State or Territory postgraduate medical council (or equivalent), and/or working in supervised clinical practice positions in a hospital or general practice setting.
    You will be deemed to have met the standard for CPD by participating in your position and any associated education.
  • medical practitioners who have limited registration in the public interest or limited registration for teaching or research (to demonstrate a procedure or participate in a workshop) and who have been granted registration for no more than four weeks
  • medical practitioners who are granted an exemption or variation from this standard by their CPD home in relation to continuous absence from practice of at least six months and up to and including 12 months for parental or carer leave, serious illness or other approved circumstances
  • medical practitioners with non-practising registration.

The following doctors complete their CPD through the relevant specialist medical college:

  • Specialist trainees are automatically able to meet the CPD requirements by participating in an accredited specialist training program accredited specialist medical college.
  • Specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) with limited registration in the specialist pathway must do the CPD through the accredited specialist medical college undertaking your assessment.

Accredited CPD homes

There are 20 AMC-accredited CPD homes for doctors to choose from. This includes all specialist medical colleges and four non-college homes.

Specialist medical colleges
CPD program open to:
Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)
  • ACD Fellows
  • specialist dermatologists who are not fellows of ACD
  • other doctors who have an interest in dermatology
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  • ACEM members, including fellows, diplomates, advanced diplomates, certificants, educational affiliates
  • non-members of ACEM
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • ACRRM fellows
  • specialist general practitioners
  • rural generalists
  • senior medical officers
  • other doctors
Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)
  • specialist sport and exercise medicine physicians
  • doctors with a demonstrated connection to, and on-going interest in, the field of sport and exercise medicine
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
  • ANZCA fellows
  • doctors whose scope of practice includes anaesthesia and/or pain medicine
College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)
  • CICM fellows
  • doctors with an interest in intensive care medicine
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • specialist oral maxillofacial surgeons
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • RACGP members who are practising general practitioners
  • non-specialist doctors with an interest in general practice or an aligned field and scope of practice
Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
  • RACMA fellows
  • associate fellows with general registration
  • non-members of RACMA who work predominately in medical administration
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • RACP fellows
  • doctors practising in an RACP specialty area (regardless of registration type)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • RACS fellows
  • non-specialist PGY3+ doctors who practice in a surgically affiliated scope (i.e., surgical assistants, those aspiring to become surgical trainees, proceduralists)
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • RANZCO fellows
  • specialist ophthalmologists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • RANZCOG fellows
  • doctors who are providing unsupervised specialist women’s health services
  • doctors registered in Australia with an interest in women’s health
  • RANZCOG prevocational affiliates
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
  • RANZCP fellows
  • specialist psychiatrists
  • doctors who are not members of RANZCP
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • RANZCR fellows
  • doctors with specialist registration
  • doctors who are interested in a career in clinical radiology/radiation oncology
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
  • RCPA fellows and associate members
  • specialist pathologists
Other CPD homes
CPD program open to:
Doctorportal Learning, the AMA’s CPD home
  • all doctors
  • NSW-based Junior medical officer (JMO) doctors who are not on an accredited training pathway
  • all doctors
Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • doctors who have an interest in skin cancer medicine


Information for prospective CPD homes

Prospective new CPD homes can find out more here about the application process.

As new CPD homes are accredited they will be published on this page.

Page reviewed 17/01/2024