Continuing Professional Development Program

CPD Resources  

The CPD Program Guideline outlines types of activities that may be undertaken and the corresponding points allocation. You are invited to propose a specific activity or activity type for inclusion. Please refer to the list of accredited activities before submitting your activity for CPD accreditation - it may already be listed.

Self education activities such as distance learning courses need to be of an acceptable standard and professional relevance. They should be submitted for approval by completing a CPD Activity Accreditation online form unless listed below or on the Schedule of Accredited Activities.

Self assessments are available with some generally web based journals or CPD sites of recognised source. We would be pleased to consider for inclusion any you wish to submit.

The allocation of points is based on:

  • the participation level,
  • recognised educational value and
  • time involved in the CPD activity.

List the journals on your Claim Form when you apply for a Certificate of Currency at the time of AOB registration renewal at the end of the biennium. You should keep a copy of the journal cover, table of contents or pages read and the relevant publication information. If you are audited this information will need to be produced as proof of having undertaken the activity.

Please note that no more than half the total points claimed can be derived from any one category.

 
Self Education Resources  
Self assessment web based journals or CPD sites  
 

Guide to professionally relevant Journals
Journal reading does not require pre approval - see FAQs
NB: It is possible for the AOB to disallow points claimed if the Journal is not considered to be educationally relevant. If in doubt, please submit for accreditation.

 
 

American Orthoptic Journal
Australian Orthoptic Journal
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS)
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness
Medical Journal of Australia (relevant articles)
The British Orthoptic Journal

 
Recognised conferences  
Established professionally relevant conferences will be accredited on submission of the program outline:  
 
  • AOVSM
  • ARVO
  • ESA
  • International Low Vision Conference
  • International Orthoptic Association International Orthoptic Congress
  • ISA
  • Orthoptics Australia annual scientific conference
  • Orthoptics Australia state continuing education meetings
  • RANZCO annual conference
  • RANZCO special interest meetings, eg Squint Club, Glaucoma Club, etc - would attract from 3 to 5 points depending on the program
  • RANZCO State meetings
 
Do you have additions to this list? If so, please let us know.  
 
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