2023 MyCPD Framework

In response to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) | Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa’s changed registration and recertification requirements, the MyCPD Framework has been modified to support you to meet your regulatory requirements.

Professor Martin Veysey, Chair of the College CPD Committee, explains the CPD activities you'll need to complete from 1 January 2023.


From 2023, the annual minimum CPD requirement is 50 hours. This includes the mandatory and strongly encouraged activities. The MyCPD program will continue to follow the calendar year (1 January to 31 December) with records due 31 March the following year. For example, 2023 MyCPD submissions are due by 31 March 2024.

Your 50 hours will need to include:

  • A minimum of 12.5 hours of activities in Category 1 - Educational Activities.

    These are traditional CME activities like conferences, reading journal articles or completing online learning modules.

  • A minimum of 25 hours of activities from across Category 2 - Reviewing Performance and Category 3 - Measuring Outcomes.

  • Category 2 involves feedback from others on clinical and professional practice, such as peer review of records, patient feedback or multi-source feedback.

    Category 3 involves measurement of health outcomes and might include an audit of standards or guidelines, practice against relevant EVOLVE recommendations, or incident reporting/monitoring. You must complete a minimum of 5 hours of activities in each of these categories and can decide the best mix to suit your practice.

    This might mean you complete 5 hours of activities in category 2 and 20 hours in category 3. Or you could complete 15 hours of activities in category 2 and 10 hours in category 3. It's expected that the 2 mandatory activities, professional development plan and annual conversation will enable you to meet the minimum requirement for category 2.

  • The remaining 12.5 hours can be completed across any of the categories.

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Resources to assist in meeting the requirements including information and templates on the mandatory and strongly encouraged activities can be found in the MyCPD Interactive Handbook.

2023 MyCPD Framework (PDF)
2023 MyCPD Framework explained (PDF)
2023 examples of acceptable CPD evidence (PDF)
MyCPD evidence for change (PDF)

  • Lectures (including the College Learning Series) / seminars / workshops
  • Conferences (including the RACP Congress)
  • Courses
  • Readings (including the RACP Curated Collections, and other specialty specific resources) / information searches such as Medline
  • Grand rounds / journal clubs
  • Research
  • Hospital and other medical meetings
  • Online Learning (including the RACP Online Learning courses and Spaced Learning) / audio (including Pomegranate Health) / video
  • Committee / working group / council involvement
  • Self-assessment programs e.g. MKSAP
  • Providing mentoring and executive coaching
  • Presentations (including preparation time) 
  • PhD studies/formal postgraduate studies 
  • Publications (including preparation time) 
  • Teaching
  • Supervision of trainees, medical students, PhD students
  • Mentoring of trainees, medical students, PhD students
  • Examining of trainees, medical students
  • Undertaking College educational roles
  • Other educational activities
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