There are a variety of regular activities that can be considered as Continued Performance Development (CPD).
CPD can be formal learning such as a postgraduate course, however, it can also be an opportunistic unscheduled event from your experience that includes reflection on your practice.
Examples of CPD include (but are not limited to) -
- Attending a CPD seminar or workshop
- Attending a conference
- Watching a video learning activity online
- Listening to lectures
- Online CPD for health professionals
- Writing or reviewing educational materials, articles, journal articles, books
- Completing a self-directed learning package
- Presenting at an in-service, workshop, or developing educational tools
- Undertaking postgraduate course units which are of relevance to your context of practice
- Acting as a preceptor
- Reflecting on feedback, keeping a practice journal
- Participating in clinical audits, critical incident monitoring, case reviews or clinical meetings
- Participating in a professional reading and discussion group
- Developing policy, protocols and guidelines
- Working with a mentor to improve practice
- Conducting or contributing to research
If you are unsure about any of this please contact your provider for clarification or refer to AHPRA’s continuing professional development guidelines.
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