I am a specialist anaesthetist registered in Australia

The ANZCA and FPM CPD Program is an accredited CPD home for specialist anaesthetsists in Australia. The program operates on an annual cycle, with 50 hours of CPD required per year. On this page, find support and resources to meet your annual CPD requirements.

CPD in a year 

Using real entries from the CPD portfolio, this case study illustrates how you could meet your annual CPD requirements as a specialist anaesthetist working in public practice in Australia. Click on the diagram to see an interactive version.

Diagram showing a suggested spread of annual CPD activity for anaesthetists working in public practice in Australia CPD activities 

Knowledge & skills

You need to complete a minimum of 12.5 hours of knowledge and skills activities each year. Find out more information: 

CPD handbook

Practice evaluation - Reviewing performance

You need to complete a minimum of five hours of reviewing performance activities each year and a minimum of 25 hours across reviewing performance and measuring outcomes each year. Find more information:

CPD handbook 

Support document

Practice evaluation - Measuring outcomes

You need to complete a minimum of five hours of measuring outcomes activities each year and a minimum of 25 hours across reviewing performance and measuring outcomes each year. Find more information:

CPD handbook 

Support document

Emergency response

You need to complete one emergency response activity each year. Please note hours taken to complete the emergency response activity will be recorded under practice evaluation - measuring outcomes. Find more information: 

CPD handbook

Cultural safety

You need to complete one cultural safety activity each year. Please note the hours taken to complete the cultural safety activity will be recorded under practice evaluation - reviewing performance. Find more information:

Activity guide

Further information

Got a question we haven't covered off in the FAQs? Our CPD team's on hand to help.

Email: cpd@anzca.edu.au
Call: +61 (0)3 9510 6299
Hours: 9am-5pm AEST/AEDT, Monday-Friday (excluding public and college holidays).

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Last updated 15:36 20.02.2023