CPD requirements for 2024

From 1 January 2023, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA)* introduced some major changes for all doctors practicing in Australia, including:

  • The introduction of CPD Homes
  • The introduction of professional development plans (PDPs) for all doctors
  • A requirement for doctors to complete different types of CPD to improve the value of their professional development
  • A requirement to complete 50 hours of CPD each year

What are the new annual CPD requirements?:

  • Submit your CPD plan: At the start of each year, doctors must define their goals for the year ahead and build a professional development plan
  • Complete 50 hours of CPD activities: Each year, doctors must complete 50 hours of CPD education, across three areas (see breakdown below)
  • Submit self assessment and reflection: At the end of each year, doctors must review and reflect on their activities

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How can ThinkGP help?

ThinkGP is well placed to assist you to meet all your CPD requirements each year. Our education activities are clearly labelled with the number of hours for the CPD activities that they relate to.

We continue to accredit our courses with the RACGP and ACRRM. As a Major Education Provider with the RACGP, we are best placed to continue to meet your CPD needs.

If, in future, you choose a different CPD home, you can download a certificate for any CPD activities you complete and self-report your hours.

Explore our suite of education by Activity Type below:

Frequently asked questions

Below is an FAQ section to help you understand the specifics of these changes.

How do I know which CPD activity hours are allocated to each activity on ThinkGP?

All activities have been accredited for the 23-25 triennium. These are all clearly marked with the number of hours for each activity type (Education Activity/Measuring Outcomes/Reviewing Performance or a combination of them). These activities are accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for the number of hours advised. When you complete the activity, if you have registered on ThinkGP with your RACGP and/or ACRRM ID, your hours will be automatically uploaded for you.

Are clinical audits (QI programs) still a highly recommended way to upskill GPs to provide quality patient care and outcomes?

Not only will a ThinkGP clinical audit give you confidence to deliver best practice recommendations across a range of therapeutic areas, you will also obtain valuable Measuring Outcomes and Reviewing Performance CPD hours. You can view all our current clinical audits here.

When are my CPD hours reported to RACGP and ACRRM?

CPD hours are reported each week to RACGP and ACRRM.

How do I sign up to access ThinkGP education?

You can create a ThinkGP account for free, here.

Can I also earn CPD hours with face-to-face education?

Yes! Our sister company, GPCE, provides four face-to-face GP conferences each year, allowing you to complete CPD activities with your colleagues, face-to-face. These events are:

  • GPCE Sydney, 24 - 26 May 2024
  • GPCE Perth, 20 - 21 July 2024
  • GPCE Brisbane, 7 - 8 September 2024
  • GPCE Melbourne, 15 - 17 November 2024

To find out more about each conference, including the clinical program and CPD hours, click here to register or express your interest.