CPD end of triennium 2019-2021

Here's everything you need to know about completing your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for the 2019-2021 triennium due 31 December 2021.

Last year our members hit a huge milestone: Despite all the challenges we faced during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still managed to reach a 100 per cent completion rate for the 2018-2020 triennium. This was an amazing accomplishment, and a college first! 
As we continue monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our members, we are thrilled to see this incredible progress yet again, tracking very similar to last year and even slightly ahead. So... are we in line for another 100 per cent completion rate for the 2019-2021 triennium? Could we hit this milestone two years running?
The simple answer is yes! In the diagram below you can see the CPD portfolio completion rate as of December 2021, for the 2021 annual requirement across our three trienniums compared to those previously completed by the 2018-2020 triennium. This demonstrates just how achievable it is to reach 100 per cent.


What can CPD participants do to reach this goal? 

Earlier this year we communicated our consistent stance on no changes to annual or triennial CPD requirements or the 31 December deadline (update available here). Best practice is to contiunally review your CPD portfolio. This could include working on any remaining activities, recording completed activities not yet entered and uploading all required documents/evidence (noting that evidence will not be requested for 2020 activities).

What support is available for CPD participants? 

We send regular reminder emails and updates through college publications. These contain specific data unique to each individual, outlining what is remaining to successfully complete your triennium. The good news is that we'll stop sending them as soon as you've completed your triennium! We've received positive feedback in the past from our members on how helpful they found this strategy, and we hope that you too find this useful.  

Useful resources

Did you struggle with attending lectures/workshops due to pandemic restrictions? Are you wondering how on earth you will be able to complete your triennium? We've put together some great resources and linked these below (and here) to make this easier for you:

CPD team support

If you're still concerned with meeting your CPD requirements, please don't hesitate to contact the CPD team (Nadja and Mat) as soon as possible to discuss your options.  Please also view our special consideration process and/or ANZCA Doctors Support program if these may be relevant.

CPD Team's Hot tip: Utilise the CPD portfolio dashboard checklist to ensure all requirements for your triennium have been fully completed.

Last updated 12:29 12.01.2022