Achieving an appropriate breadth and depth of CPD is one of the annual recertification requirements for Audiology Australia’s CCP. From the 1st July 2017, the CPD program will switch to an annual cycle running from the 1st July to the 30th June each year1. This is in order to match the CPD cycle to your clinical certification cycle, making it easier for you to keep track of what you need to do each year.
Our new CPD program also brings us up to the high standard required by the National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP). The NASRHP standards are comparable to the rigorous registration standards of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Boards.
In each annual cycle, the following minimum requirements must be met:
Professional knowledge and skills underpin all professional development. Knowledge often relates to theory, while skills can be applied in the clinic. You can meet your Knowledge and Skills requirements through any combination of the activity categories. Most activities consist of both Knowledge and Skills, and you can choose yourself how to allocate them in your online CPD log, so you should easily meet this requirement!
To download a detailed copy of the CPD Guide, click here.
Reporting on CPD Activities for the 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 Cycle
The online CPD management platform will also be improved making it faster and easier than ever to log your CPD activities with us. The updated online portal will not be available until the start of the new Cycle and more information will be made available to members at that time.
1A three month hiatus period will exist from 1 April to 30 June 2017, where members may claim CPD points for either the current cycle or the next cycle for endorsed activities only.