Development (CPD) is considered necessary within
the health and allied health professions to assist
practitioners maintain professional knowledge,
update practising skills and ensure the highest
quality care is provided for patients/clients.
The CPD program is a system of
accrediting and acknowledging your continuing post
graduate professional training. A Certificate of
Currency lets the public, health funds and
professional bodies know that you have undertaken
recent activities to further your education
relevant to orthoptics.
A Certificate of Currency
is offered to registered orthoptists who accrue
the prescribed 50 credit points from at least two
categories within the previous two year cycle. (Further
information on categories and points: Points
Allocation guidelines.) Registrants
must apply for a Certificate of Currency by
completing a CPD Claim form.
A Certificate of Currency is
recognised by some health funds as qualification
for a service provider number.
An effort has been
made to ensure that points should be attainable by
all interested orthoptists regardless of work
place or location. Check here for accredited
activities - the list is constantly updated
as activities are approved.
The CPD program will
change and evolve over time allowing it to be
responsive to the different circumstances and
opportunities available to registrants undertaking
the program. The Board reviews the program and
points allocation system taking into consideration
feedback received from registrants which is an
important aspect of the program's ongoing