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 document:
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.
Direct queries to the RAGCP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 browse 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@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module meets recertification requirements and is free to access for all Cerificants/Diplomates.
Sexual Health Victoria also offer online courses that are approved RACGP activities and include:
Request an exemption
Certificants and Diplomates 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 exceptional 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@example.com.
Reinstatement to the Register
If you are currently practicing and were previously registered as a Certificant, Diplomate or Advanced Diplomate, you can apply to be reinstated.
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.