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20 August 2018

Changes to your Ongoing Medical Registration in Australia – Are You Prepared?

In November 2017, the Medical Board of Australia released its report on their new revalidation requirements which will be introduced sometime after 2020. The College brought this to the attention of members in January 2018.

This will significantly change CPD requirements for all medical practitioners registered in Australia. All medical practitioners will be required to:

  • Ensure that their CPD is relevant to their scope of practice
  • Ensure that their CPD is based on a Professional Development Plan
  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD per year with a minimum of 25 per cent (i.e. 12.5 hours) in each of the three categories of educational activities, peer review and measuring outcomes

We know that currently for College members, around 48 per cent of CPD participation is attending conferences or meetings but only 10 per cent of CPD participation is on peer review or measuring outcomes. We encourage members to prepare to complete a minimum of 12.5 hours of CPD each year based on peer review and measuring outcomes.

The College is working actively on preparing for the new requirements and has engaged the services of Professor Elizabeth Farmer, the head of the MBA’s Expert Advisory Group, to work with College staff and the CPD Committee and Post Fellowship Education Committee to assist with the preparation.

If you have any questions or concerns about these future CPD requirements, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.