Non-accredited CPD Providers and Activities

The Board’s continuing professional development registration standard allows for optometrists to meet the standard through a self-accredited program combining accredited and non-accredited CPD activities.

Optometrists should refer to this registration standard and the Board’s guidelines on continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists for guidance on the eligibility of any non-accredited activities and providers of overseas activities. These documents also provide information on the calculation of CPD points and the classification of activities within the educational framework. 

The following tables list particular local and overseas providers and activities that will be generally eligible to meet the Board’s CPD requirements. It is not exhaustive and will be updated as required.

Table 1: Recognised Overseas Organisations as providers of CPD
Table 2: Major international optometry conferences
Table 3: Recognised Australian Based activities

In many cases, the Australian-based activities have not been accredited because the provider has not applied for accreditation, or the activity was self-directed. 

Table 1: Recognised Overseas Organisations as providers of CPD

Country  Association
United States
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Canada

Table 2: Major international optometry conferences

Recognised Major International Optometry Conferences
  • American Academy of Optometry Meeting
  • BCLA Pioneers Conference
  • NZAO Conference
  • SECO International
  • Asia Pacific Optometric Congress
  • International Myopia Conference
  • International Congress of Behavioral Optometry 

Table 3: Recognised Australian Based activities

Recognised Australian-based activities
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics
  • Other postgraduate qualification provided by an OCANZ - accredited optometry school
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate teaching in an OCANZ - accredited optometry school
  • Publication as an author in a peer-reviewed optometry, ophthalmology or vision science journal
  • Activity hosted by the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

 

 
 
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