Provider handbook

Becoming an RACGP CPD Provider

    1. Becoming an RACGP CPD Provider

Becoming an RACGP CPD Provider

CPD Providers with the RACGP CPD Program are recognised for the high-quality activities and training they offer GPs to help them meet their CPD requirements.

2020–22 Providers

Providers wishing to continue to deliver RACGP approved activities in the 2023–25 triennium must enter into a CPD Provider Agreement. This document outlines the conditions and responsibilities of the parties in the development and delivery of CPD activities for the 2023–25 triennium.

New providers

Applicants are required to complete the new CPD Provider Application Form to answer a number of questions and evidence their ability to meet the CPD Standards (Appendix 1).

The new CPD Provider Application Form is reviewed by the RACGP, and applicants will receive notification of an outcome within 7–14 working days of submitting the form. If successful, the applicant will be invited to enter into a CPD Provider Agreement.

Providers must nominate a CPD Representative who will be required to undertake training provided by the RACGP.

All new providers will be subject to a quality assurance assessment within 12 months (refer to Appendix 1). 

Provider eligibility criteria

As an RACGP CPD Provider, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have read and agree to comply with both the RACGP CPD Standards and the RACGP CPD Provider handbook.
  • You will comply with the contractual requirements of being an RACGP CPD Provider as outlined in the RACGP CPD Provider Agreement.
  • You have read the 2022 RACGP Curriculum and syllabus for Australian general practice and will only deliver CPD activities that can be mapped to the curriculum. For more information visit our curriculum and syllabus page
  • Your organisation has an education background or has suitably qualified education staff, and you can meet the CPD activity and Provider requirements of being an RACGP CPD Provider as outlined in the RACGP CPD Standards (Appendix 1).
  • Your organisation has at least 12 months’ demonstrated experience delivering education to GPs in Australia.
  • You do not provide CPD activities on behalf of other organisations/third parties. Partnership arrangements as defined in the sponsorship and activity guidelines (Appendix 5) are acceptable.
  • You do not offer education exclusively on the following topics:
    • cosmetic/aesthetics medicine without therapeutic benefits
    • medicinal cannabis.
  • You acknowledge that any CPD activities on new, or evolving, medical areas will require review by the RACGP medical educators and/or subject matter experts, and you’ll be required to cover the cost of this review at the RACGP’s current hourly rate.
  • Your activities may inform, but do not promote, specific goods, services, medical devices or pharmaceutical products.
  • You have a website clearly advertising the education you offer to GPs.
  • You understand your organisation will be audited as part of your RACGP CPD Provider Agreement.
  • You understand the RACGP may refuse your application based on the information you supply.

CPD Provider annual fees and value proposition

Refer to Table 2.

All providers will incur an annual fee covering costs associated with engagement for the year commencing 1 January 2024. This includes:

  • attendance at CPD Representative training (including update workshops or webinars)
  • access to a provider dashboard
  • access to RACGP approved advertising material
  • inclusion in RACGP’s advertising of activities.

The fee is based on the provider’s annual activity from 2023.

Providers only delivering cultural awareness and/or cultural safety training will not incur annual fees.

The first fee for the new triennium is issued upon acceptance of the Provider Agreement. A renewal fee is issued for every subsequent year of the triennium.

Access to the provider dashboard is activated upon payment of the fee and appointment of a qualified CPD Representative within the organisation.

Table 2. CPD Provider annual fees and value proposition

 
2024 Provider level* Annual fee
(subject to yearly CPI and excluding GST)
Annual CPD activities of any type
(educational activities [knowledge & skills], reviewing performance and measuring outcomes)
Previous annual GP attendance uploads Value proposition
Entry level or new Provider Total: $1311
Note: This fee includes a $1050 entry-level fee and $261 one-off set-up administration fee
Entry level is only applicable for the first year as a new Provider. The first year of activities and uploads will determine the following year’s provider level
NA NA
  • Two CPD Representative (formerly ‘Education Activity Representative – EAR’) training places annually
  • Use of RACGP CPD Provider logo and
    RACGP CPD Approved Activity logo
  • Access to RACGP’s 40,000 members
    and promotion of your activities via
    myCPD dashboard
  • Expert advice and personalised support to develop high-quality CPD activities as per Medical Board of Australia requirements 
  • Dedicated relationship with locally based CPD Program Coordinator
    and Administrator 
  • CPD Representative refresher workshops or webinar/s
  • CPD Representative
    networking forum/s
  • Access to RACGP CPD resources
    and materials
  • Provider promotional listing on the RACGP CPD webpage
 
2024 Provider level* Annual fee
(subject to yearly CPI and excluding GST)
Annual CPD activities of any type
(educational activities [knowledge & skills], reviewing performance and measuring outcomes)
Previous annual GP attendance uploads Value proposition
Level 1 $1311 1–10 1–500
  • Two CPD Representative training places annually
  • 1–10 activities of any type
  • Use of RACGP CPD Provider logo and RACGP CPD Approved Activity logo
  • Access to RACGP’s 40,000 members and promotion of your activities via
    myCPD dashboard
  • Expert advice and personalised support to develop high-quality CPD activities as per Medical Board of Australia requirements
  • Dedicated relationship with locally based
    CPD Program Coordinator and Administrator 
  • CPD Representative refresher
    workshops or webinar/s
  • CPD Representative networking forum/s
  • Access to RACGP CPD resources and materials
  • Provider promotional listing on the RACGP CPD webpage
Level 2 $2885 1–20 501 to <4000
  • Four CPD Representative training
    places annually
  • 1–20 activities of any type
  • Use of RACGP CPD Provider logo and
    RACGP CPD Approved Activity logo
  • Access to RACGP’s 40,000 members and promotion of your activities via my
    CPD dashboard
  • Expert advice and personalised support to develop high-quality CPD activities as per Medical Board of Australia requirements
  • Dedicated relationship with locally based
    CPD Program Coordinator and Administrator 
  • CPD Representative refresher workshops
    or webinar/s
  • CPD Representative networking forum/s
  • Access to RACGP CPD resources and materials
  • Provider promotional listing on the RACGP CPD webpage


*Note: Provider levels are reviewed annually depending on activity numbers and GP attendance uploads.
Multiyear payment option is available.
Additional CPD Representative training incurs a $575 (+GST) fee.

 

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