CPD is an interactive process to maintain, enhance and extend a practitioner's knowledge, expertise and competence throughout his or her career. It is a process of lifelong learning for all individual practitioners and health care teams that ensures health practitioners' knowledge and skill sets are up-to-date.
The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities. CPD helps to ensure that the needs of patients are met and that the health outcomes and healthcare priorities of the community are delivered.
The community has the right to expect that health practitioners will provide services in a competent and contemporary way, and meet best practice standards. CPD is an important component in providing safe and effective services.
All practitioners must become familiar with these requirements. Chinese medicine practitioners must participate in at least 20 hours of CPD per year through suitable CPD activities. Read the CPD requirements and a guideline explaining them, which are available on this website.