CPD Overview

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program

To comply with the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), RANZCR provides a CPD Program for members. This program has been developed under the leadership of the Clinical Radiology Professional Practice Committee and the Radiation Oncology Post Fellowship Education Committee.

The RANZCR CPD Program is a self-directed and self-reporting program. Fellows, Educational Affiliates and CPD Participants record and report on their CPD activities annually and are responsible for selecting activities appropriate for their continuing professional development and for claiming CPD.

RANZCR CPD Program for 2022

The College has been working to update the RANZCR CPD program to align with the Medical Board of Australia and Medical Council of New Zealand CPD reforms. Furthermore, a new CPD platform will be rolled out from January 2022. The new platform – Kaizen e-Portfolio will replace the current Genix learning portal.

The CPD e-Portfolio will make it easier for members to record CPD hours, view their compliance to date and download certificates (e.g. confirming CPD participation). The new platform will be mobile friendly and interactive, allowing members to log their CPD activities and upload evidence from a smartphone or tablet. A new CPD handbook will be available to members soon.

CPD Program Requirements 2022 – transition year

In 2022 members will be transitioning to the requirements of the MBA and MCNZ:

  • Members will complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD per annual cycle (rather than points)
  • Members will commence undertaking CPD on an annual cycle (rather than triennium)
  • Members will be able to record CPD activities in any of the three broad categories: Educational Activities; Reviewing and reflecting on performance; and Measuring and improving outcomes
  • A Professional Development Plan (PDP) is required to be completed
  • If reporting MRI, 8 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only)
  • If reporting Mammography, 4 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only).

Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Requirements (New Zealand members)

The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires that all New Zealand Fellows, Educational Affiliates, IMGs and CPD Participants meet the requirements of an approved CPD program, which includes recertification, to receive an annual practising certificate. The requirements of the MCNZ include:

  • A structured annual conversation with a peer, colleague or employer
  • Cultural safety and a focus on health equity must be reflected in CPD.

CPD Program Requirements 2023 onwards

In addition to the CPD program requirements listed above commencing in 2022, from 2023, there will be an additional minimum requirement of activity needed to be met across the 3 broad categories:

  • 5 hours (25%) of hours recorded under Educational Activities
  • 25 hours (50%) of hours recorded across Reviewing Performance and Reflecting on Practice and Measuring and Improving Outcomes (with a minimum of 5 hours for each category)
  • the remaining 25% (12.5 hours) distributed across any of the three types of CPD.

The College audits a random selection (7%) of CPD participants annually. The purpose of this is to ensure that members are selecting appropriate CPD activities and recording them correctly.

If you are selected for audit, we will contact you and give you four weeks to submit evidence of your CPD activities.

We will review your submission to confirm that you have claimed all activities correctly and submitted the correct evidence. This takes between two and four weeks.

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