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CPD for Diplomates & Certificants

CPD Requirements for the 2020-2022 Triennium

The current continuing professional development (CPD) requirements are outlined in Diplomate/Certificant CPD Requirements for the Triennium ending 31 December 2022 (PDF).

 

Women's Reproductive Health Activities

You can find women's reproductive health activities here:

 

Points Administration


Fellows of (or vocationally registered with) RACGP


The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) administers points for Certificants/Diplomates who are Fellows of, or vocationally registered with, the RACGP.  Please log evidence of your completed activity as part of your RACGP CPD.


The Women’s Reproductive Health requirement is at least one Accredited CPD Activity in Women’s Reproductive Health. The activity must be accredited by the RACGP to meet these requirements.


Search activities via the RACGP activity list website.


Direct queries to the RAGCP via email at [email protected].


Fellows of (or vocationally registered with) ACRRM

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) administers points for Certificants/Diplomates who are Fellows of, or vocationally registered with, ACRRM.  Please log evidence of your completed activity as part of your ACRRM CPD.

The Women’s Reproductive Health requirement is any two of the following practice evaluation activities relating to Obstetrics/ Gynaecology/ Women’s Health:
 
  • Clinical audit
  • Clinical attachment
  • Multi-source feedback (MSF)
  • Observation of clinical practice (peer review)
  • Case-based discussion (peer review)
  • Maintain and reflect on procedural logbook

Each MOPS activity should be a minimum of six hours long (can be accumulated over multiple sessions). One activity may be completed twice, although two different activities is encouraged.

Search for activities via the ACRRM All Accredited Activates website.  When visiting this section, look to the left of the page and under the MOPS heading, select, “Obstetrics and Gynaecology.”  Then brows activities.  Be sure to check the MOPS hours allocated for the activity are at least six hours.

Direct queries to ACRRM via email at [email protected] or phone +61 7 3105 8200.
 

Certificants/Diplomates not registered with RACGP or ACRRM

RANZCOG administers points for Cerificants/Diplomates not registered with the RACGP or ACRRM.  Complete an activity in line with either the RACGP or ACRRM requirements as detailed above.

Points/hours are administered by RANZCOG directly.   Please send evidence of your completed activity to RANZCOG CPD directly via email: [email protected]
 
Family planning Victoria also offer online courses that are approved RACGP activities and include:
 

 

Request Exemption from Accruing Points

Certificants and Diplomates may request an exemption from accruing Women’s Reproductive Health points.

Exemption conditions and procedure


Certificants/Diploma holders can only request consideration of an exemption from accruing Women’s Reproductive Health Points for the full triennium under the following circumstances:

  • Extended period of leave from clinical practice due to ill health (thirty months or  longer during current triennium).*
  • Extended period of leave from clinical practice due to parental leave (thirty months or longer during current triennium).*
  • Practicing overseas (thirty months or longer during current triennium).*
  • Volunteer work overseas (thirty months or longer during current triennium).*
  • Participation in the RACGP/ACRRM/ACEM Fellowship program (thirty months or longer during current triennium).*
  • Participation in the RANZCOG Fellowship program (ongoing).
  • Other exeptional circumstances (to be determined by RANZCOG Diplomates Committee Chairs).*

*Not available for back to back trienniums.

Exemptions from accruing Women’s Health Reproductive points can only be requested for the full triennium; requests for partial exemptions will not be considered.

Requests for exemption from accruing Women’s Reproductive Health points must be made in writing to [email protected].
 


Reinstatement to the Register

Previously registered RANZCOG Certificants or Diplomates who are currently practicing and would like to be reinstated to the Register, please view the RANZCOG Policy on Reinstatement to the Register of Certificants & Diplomates.

Reinstatement to the Register of Certificants & Diplomates Policy

 

Overview

The Reinstatement to the Register of Certificate Holders, Diplomates or Advanced Diplomates Policy applies to previously registered RANZCOG Certificants or Diplomates who are currently practicing and would like to be reinstated to the Register. A RANZCOG Certificant or Diplomate may have been removed from the register for a variety of reasons such as:

  • resigned or removed from the Register due to unfinancial status;
  • resigned or removed from the Register due to non-completion of women’s reproductive health requirements;
  • no longer practicing intrapartum care/shared care; or
  • travelling/working overseas for a period of time.

 

Guidelines document

The Reinstatement to the Register of Certificate Holders, Diplomates or Advanced Diplomates Policy can be viewed on the Policies & Procedures page.
 
Note: Applicants must hold current medical registration with either the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand.  Applicants who hold non-practicing medical registration are not eligible for reinstatement to the Register.

 

Fees

The Reinstatement Application fee is required to be paid before the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCDOG) will consider your application. The current reinstatement fees can be viewed on the Fees page.


Fees and Reductions

Diplomates can request a reduction in their annual subscription fees for parental leave, extended period of leave from clinical practice due to ill health or volunteer work overseas.

For more information on fee reductions, view the Reduction in Subscription Fees Policy and Procedure.

View all Membership, Training and Certification fees on our Membership Fees page.

 

More information

For more information please contact the CPD team.

Phone: 03 9417 1699
Email: d[email protected]

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