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Provider handbook

Appendix 1: RACGP CPD Standards


        1. Overview

Last revised: 01 Dec 2023


The RACGP CPD Provider Standards focus on ensuring that providers offer high-quality education to GPs. To achieve this, the RACGP provides guidance to all providers and monitors the development and delivery of their CPD activities.

These standards are both broad and outcomes-focused to meet the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) types of CPD and to encourage innovation in how RACGP members can satisfy CPD requirements.

There are three main standards relating to:

  1. the governance of the CPD Provider
  2. the quality of the education offered by the CPD provider
  3. collaboration between the RACGP and the CPD provider.

Each standard includes criteria and indicators to assist CPD providers. The indicators use the word ‘must’ to indicate what is mandatory, and ‘could’ to indicate what is optional though recommended. This will allow providers to be flexible in their approach in meeting the various types of CPD activities in ways that best suit their organisations’ resources and expertise.

Guidance is also provided for each standard for added context and to explain its importance to Australian general practice.

Providers will have access to the relevant policies and documents to support the RACGP CPD Provider Standards.

CPD Provider Standards

  1. A sound governance structure supports the delivery of quality CPD activities.
  2. The CPD provider offers quality CPD activities relevant to Australian general practice.
  3. There is collaboration between the RACGP and the CPD Provider to ensure quality CPD activities.