The Rural Health Education Foundation is an accredited provider of continuing professional development for the following professional organisations:
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Members of other professional organisations can apply for continuing professional development points by completing and submitting to the Foundation, a CPD Evaluation Form for each program. A Certificate of Participation will be sent from the Foundation to the member and can be used on a self-report basis.
Visit the CPD Evaluation Forms webpage to print CPD Evaluation Forms for each program.
Allocation of Points
Most Foundation programs are one hour in length. Some programs are packaged with structured learning activities or distance learning activities and can be up to 6 hours in length. Check with your professional organisation to determine the number of CPD points you can earn per hour.
Current Distance Learning Activities available from the Foundation:
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Accreditation
The Foundation is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the Royal Australian College General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program.
All Foundation-produced television programs in this triennium (2011-2013) and the previous triennium (2008-2010) are accredited for Category 2 Continuing Professional Development point allocation of two points/hour.
RACGP members may receive Category 1 point allocation of 40 points for Distance Learning Activities.
How to Claim: Upon completion of the required CPD Evaluation Forms and submission to the Foundation. The Foundation will send you a certificate of completion and collate and submit your forms for accreditation.
NOTE: Programs prior to 2008 are not accredited for CPD with the RACGP.
Quality assurance is important to the QI&CPD Program. The RACGP appreciates feedback regarding the education activities that their members have participated in that have been accredited by the RACGP QI&CPD program. Click here (DOC 88KB) to fill out a GP Adverse Experience Form.
All Foundation-produced programs are accredited by the Professional Development Program.
The one hour broadcasts attract 1 point per hour as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity.
Activities with associated with structured learning activities can attract up to 30 points.
Upon completion of the required CPD Evaluation Forms and submission to the Foundation. The Foundation will send a certificate of completion and collate and submit the forms for accreditation with ACRRM.
Australian College of Nursing (RCNA & CNA)
3LP is a designed to encourage nurses to undertake continuing professional development throughout their careers using a planned approach.
How to claim: It is the responsibility of the ACN member to collect information on training and present it to the college. ACN members should complete the Foundation’s CPD Evaluation Form for each program they view. The Foundation will send back a Certificate of Completion whereby members can add that activity to their CPD portfolio.
Primary Health Care Nurses
Primary Health Care Nurses (not exclusive to APNA members) can apply for continuing professional development hours.
How to claim: Complete and submit to the Foundation, a CPD Evaluation Form for a program by using the online form or printing the form from the CPD Evaluation Form page. A Certificate of Participation will be sent from the Foundation and can be used on a self-report basis.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
The Foundation offers non-accredited CPD. By completing the CPD Evaluation Forms the Foundation will supply a Certificate of Participation which pharmacists can use to apply directly to the Pharmaceutical Society Australia (PSA) for CPD points on a ‘self- record’ basis in accordance with PSA’s criteria.
See their Education and Professional Development section on their website.
CPD Points allocated by the PSA are one point being awarded per hour of education.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Those enrolled in the MyCPD program who would like to apply for credits for an activity of this type are eligible to apply for credits under Category 6: ‘Other Learning Activities’. Under this category one credit per hour to a maximum of 50 credits per year can be claimed.
By completing the CPD Evaluation Forms the Foundation will supply a Certificate of Participation which members can use to apply directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) for CPD points on a ‘self- record’ basis in accordance with their criteria.
See their Continuing Professional Development section on their website.
Optometrists Association Australia
Optometrists Association Australia approves the Foundation’s activity: A Clear View: Improving Indigenous Eye Health for professional development. The activity will attract 2 CPD points. To ensure that members who attend or watch the activity can claim their CPD points they must complete the CPD Evaluation Form related to this activity.
Other Professional Organisations
A number of other professional organisations accept Rural Health Education Foundation programs for continuing professional development.
Please contact your professional organisation to determine eligibility.