Activities that expand your general practice knowledge, skills and attitudes, related to your scope of practice. These activities include learning opportunities like lectures, webinars, workshops, reading, podcasts and courses. It is a one-way intake of information.
Activities that require reflection on feedback about your work. Feedback might be from patients, peers or self-reflection. In each of these situations, you’ll receive information about your performance that can either validate what you already do or identify areas for improvement. Meaningful reflection on this information is where the learning occurs and can result in improved capability in your scope of practice. Our Reviewing Performance tool
can help you do this.
Activities that use your work data to ensure quality results. When measuring outcomes, you use data from your work to show you’re aware of current evidence and best practice in a particular area. You could achieve this by conducting activities like research, audits or evaluations. This type of learning can help you achieve high-quality performance in your scope of practice by facilitating quality improvements. Use our Measuring Outcomes tool
to record quality improvement or assurance activities.
Many CPD activities include more than one activity type. High quality educational activities like workshops, courses, small group learning, for example, are designed to be interactive and offer opportunities for you to consider how to apply your new knowledge or skills in your practice setting. The RACGP and our providers
offer a broad range of hybrid activities across the three activity types.
When you self-record the activities you do in your day-to-day practice
(using Quick Log
), you also can allocate the CPD hours across the three activity types. Whilst the RACGP has tools to guide you, you have the flexibility to decide how you do this.