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The AMA (WA)’s CPD Home awarded initial accreditation by AMC

Friday January 27, 2023

The AMA (WA) is delighted to announce that our wholly owned subsidiary Doctorportal Learning Pty Ltd, trading as CPD Home, has been approved for initial accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) to deliver a CPD home service to all eligible doctors.

We are in the process of finalising operational details with the AMC prior to our service launching in March 2023.

The changes and new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements to keep up with individual medical registration are set by the Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

The AMA (WA)’s national CPD Home service will be available to all doctors who are required to work with a CPD home service provider under these changes.

All Australian-registered medical specialists (regardless of whether they are already a fellow of a college), international medical graduates, PGY3+ trainees and non-vocationally registered doctors who are required by Ahpra to participate in an accredited CPD program will be able to join CPD Home.

Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Anne Tonkin, said the Board was pleased to take the AMC’s advice that after a rigorous accreditation assessment, the new CPD home provided by the AMA (WA) would provide quality CPD to doctors, relevant to their scope of practice.

“We want to make sure doctors get the most value from the time they invest in CPD,” Dr Tonkin said.

“Quality assurance is the whole reason we’re requiring CPD homes to be AMC accredited – so doctors have access to CPD homes with the educational, organisational and technical expertise needed to provide them with a high quality CPD home service,” she said.

The full statement provided by the Board is available at https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/News/2023-01-20-new-accredited-CPD-home.aspx

Expressions of Interest to join our service are now open at https://cpdhome.org.au/eoi-form

Information about CPD Home can be found at https://cpdhome.org.au or read our FAQs at https://cpdhome.org.au/faqs

Comments attributed to AMA (WA) President Dr Mark Duncan-Smith:
“We are delighted that the AMA (WA) has been approved by the Medical Board of Australia to provide quality-assured CPD to doctors that supports safe practice, and joins all AMC-accredited specialist medical colleges as a CPD home.”

“We welcome the opportunity to support doctors in their journey of continuous learning and to meet new Ahpra requirements through our CPD Home.”

Comments attributed to AMA (WA) CEO Dr Bennie Ng:
“We plan to launch the service in March, as about 35,000 new doctors will be required to join a CPD home by January 2024.”

“Our unique offering will help all doctors to simplify achievement of their CPD obligations, whether they hold a fellowship or not.”