Continuing Professional Development

CIAP Continuing Professional Development Medallion

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an ongoing process of learning that facilitates health care practitioners to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and expertise. All health professionals registered in Australia must, by law, undertake CPD.

CIAP provides a diverse range of learning activities to facilitate your CPD

These CIAP activities include full day and half day Workshops, eLearning Modules, Live Online Training, Video Tutorials and self-directed opportunities for improving research and critical appraisal skills to support clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice.

Documentation of your participation in CIAP learning activities may comprise Attendance Certificates, completed Worksheets or Assessment Tasks, Database Searches, and personal/reflective journaling – each of which will form part of the evidence of CPD that you may need.

As you undertake various CIAP activities, keep a record of the type, time you spend, learning and reflection, and add these to your CPD evidence diary.

Minimum CPD requirements such as the types of learning activities and number of hours differ for each profession, and must be achieved each year to retain registration.

Check with your registration body or local educator to find out specific points assignment, but generally each of the CIAP learning activities will attract CPD points.

For full details of the requirements for your specific profession, visit AHPRA:

"CIAP has been providing evidence-based clinical information resources for NSW Health staff for over 17 years, and was the first in the world to use the internet to bring online decision support resources to the point of care. It has developed to be the dynamic, comprehensive and user-friendly portal full of authoritative clinical information resources that it is today!"
Marie Pryor, Manager, Knowledge Services, eHealth NSW