CPD review project group

The ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) committee has formed a CPD review project group (CPD-RPG) to support the review of our CPD program and standard.

As part of our commitment to transparent and open communication, we've created this page for updates and key information. 

Aims and objectives

The aim of the CPD-RPG is to review the current program, which has been in place since 2014. Recommendations will align with the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA) Professional Performance Framework and revised CPD registration standard with an effective date of 1 January 2023, as well as the Medical Council New Zealand’s (MCNZ) recertification documents. Full details on our approach are in our ANZCA Bulletin spring 2021 article - New CPD standard: Our approach.

Project stages

Read recent news items about the CPD-RPG including detailed information about the current project stage: 

Commence project group

In December 2021 we communciated that a new project group had commenced to review the ANZCA and FPM CPD program. Group members Dr Debra Devonshire and Dr Stephanie Oak outline their involvement with CPD and share their insights into the CPD review project, for full details click here

Determine scope and evaluate current CPD program

The first stage of the new CPD review project plan was finalised in February 2022, with details about determining the project scope and evaluating the current CPD program available here

Determining the updated CPD Framework

The second stage of the new CPD review project plan is underway with the project group meeting in late March 2022 to discuss the initial Determine the CPD Framework report, details available here.

​CPD-RPG membership

The CPD-RPG membership reflects the diversity of CPD participants, with all participant types represented. The need for private practice representation was particularly considered, with four of nine members able to provide representation for this scope. Confirmation of the group terms of reference (scope and membership) has now been finalised with the CPD-RPG comprising:



Dr Debra Devonshire

CPD Committee Chair, ANZCA Councillor

Dr Stephanie Oak

FPM representative, FPM Board member

Dr Jee Young Kim

EDEC representative

Dr Kerry Gunn

CPD Committee member, NZ representative

Dr Sarah Green

CPD Committee member, Aus representative

Dr Jacob Koshy

Rural/Remote hospital practice representative

Dr Cameron Maxwell

Trainee/PFT representative

Dr David Merefield

Non-fellow representative

Dr Lindy Roberts

Education, DPA

Ms Nadja Kaye

CPD Lead

Ms Katy Elliott 

Project Lead/Education standards and projects officer

What does this mean for fellows and CPD participants? 

There are no confirmed changes to the CPD standard or portfolio at this time. During 2022, the CPD review project group will seek to provide recommendations to meet the regulatory standards. Once these recommendations are approved, we will circulate detailed communications to all CPD participants. Details on the project stages are noted in the section above.  We ask that you continue to update your CPD portfolio to ensure you are well prepared for any changes.

How can I get involved?

We will be forming a reference groups and welcome any fellows or CPD participants interested in joining to indicate their interest via email.
We hope you find this informative, as we recognise the CPD program review impacts not only our 6500 fellows and CPD participants but also the wider Australian and New Zealand medical community. We are committed to maintaining transparent communications with our members, and will continue to provide regular updates as new information becomes available on this page, and through our college publications and website news items.

Please do not hesitate to contact the CPD team with any queries regarding the CPD program or the review project group.

Last updated 16:38 25.05.2022