Category 1 Education Continuing Professional Development CPD Diary

Category 1 Education / CPD Handbook

CPD Categories and Activities

For the purposes of increasing diversity of activities for a broad CPD learning experience, the hours allocated for activities are maximum claimable hours (highlighted with an *) that can be used towards the CPD requirement. You may perform additional hours in these activities though only the maximum claimable hours will be used in the calculation of the CPD requirement.

The tables below lists approved activities and their maximum claimable* hour allocations. When entering CPD hours, for other approved activities that do not fit into the general activity titles listed below, you can select ‘other educational activity’.

Category 1: Education - 12.5 hours

This involves individual and group activities, ranging from direct journal reading, webinars and RANZCO Learning online modules through to conference attendance, research, publications, higher education, teaching and participation in examinations.

At this stage, the RANZCO CPD Diary can only track whole numbers, so 13 hours is required.


ACTIVITY

HOURS

ACTIVITY
HOURS

Higher degree/Postgraduate studies/Research activities

per hour, maximum claimable 20hr per year

Meetings, congress, conference, workshops and webinars**
per hour, maximum claimable 5hr per day

Attending or presenting at Journal Club, Grand Rounds, Departmental teaching

per hour, maximum claimable 10hr per year

Participating in "Train the trainer" workshops
per hour, maximum claimable 5hr per year

Completing Journal and online based assessment tests

per hour, maximum claimable 5hr per year


Participating in Diversity and Inclusion meetings/workshops
per hour, maximum claimable 5hr per year

Directed Journal Reading

per hour, maximum claimable 10hr per year

Author of a book chapter/book, editor of a book
per hour, maximum claimable 15hr per book
Completing RANZCO Learning

per hour, maximum claimable 10hr per year

Presenting Poster or Paper at scientific meeting
per hour, maximum claimable 5hr per presentation

Teaching/Lecturing/Participation in Forums/Panels (includes developing educational resources)

per hour, maximum claimable 25hr  per year

Reviewer of manuscript, journal article, book, thesis
per hour, maximum claimable 15hr per year
Publications: Author of a paper published in a refereed scientific journalper hour, maximum claimable 10hr per project
Reviewing ethics and grant proposals
per hour, maximum claimable 10hr per year
RANZCO trainees/SIMGs: Mentoring, Supervising, Surgical Coaching
per hour, maximum claimable 10hr per year
Other educational activity not covered aboveper hour, maximum claimable 5hr per activity

 maximum amount of hours that can be claimed for each activity

** a list of conferences and meetings are available from the College's event calendar, via the website. 

    • Related Articles

    • Category 3 Measuring Outcomes / CPD Handbook

      CPD Categories and Activities For the purposes of increasing diversity of activities for a broad CPD learning experience, the hours allocated for activities are maximum claimable hours (highlighted with an *) that can be used towards the CPD ...
    • CPD Handbook

      Message from the Chair Dear Fellows The 2022 RANZCO CPD Framework now aligns to the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). You can be assured that meeting the requirements of the RANZCO CPD ...
    • Category 2 Reviewing Performance / CPD Handbook

      CPD Categories and Activities For the purposes of increasing diversity of activities for a broad CPD learning experience, the hours allocated for activities are maximum claimable hours (highlighted with an *) that can be used towards the CPD ...
    • Editing a record in your CPD Diary

      (Effective from 10 October 2019) To edit a CPD record that you have entered and previously saved: Click on the Activity in your CPD Diary that you wish to edit.    If you wish to delete the activity – click on the 3 dots at the far right next to the ...
    • I want to see the CPD Handbook in full view

      (effective from 10 October 2019) If you are looking at a help article in the CPD Diary and want to expand the view please click on the square icon (circled below in orange) shown below, to bring up a full page view.