Continuing Professional Development Program  
CPD disruption due to COVID-19
The Board is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on CPD and will provide updates and support to registrants in relation to CPD requirements.

What is the CPD program?  

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is 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.

Participation in the CPD program is required to maintain registration (commencing in the 2017-2019 cycle). (Further information on categories and points: Points Allocation guidelines.) 

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 orthoptists regardless of workplace or location. Check here for accredited activities - the list is 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. 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 development.

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