AHPRA / OBA Audit help

AHPRA / OBA Audit help

AHPRA Audit Information

Optometry Australia has developed this information page to assist optometrists who have been randomly selected for the 2017 compliance audit. The information sheet below contains a detailed walkthrough of the steps required to make this process as painless as possible, while a brief summary of steps is included on this webpage.

Audit information sheet

To meet the audit requirements for CPD:

A) Download your Audit CPD certificate from the new CPD section of the member portal.

1)    Change date of the CPD activities displayed to the audit period

2)    Click ‘Download Audit Certificate’. NB: you must allow pop-ups in your browser software.

3)    Print hardcopy or save as pdf.

4)    Step by step picture guide on downloading certificate is attached here

5)    If you completed accredited CPD with the ACO in 2015 you will need to contact them separately
       at cpd@aco.org.au for a CPD certificate for this period. (Accredited CPD from 2016 onwards from
       ACO is now centrally recorded by OA)

6)    If you find in the detailed CPD summary that you seem to be missing CPD points you can
       email cpd@optometry.org.au for assistance.  (Often your OA number may have simply been listed
       incorrectly for that activity by provider and we will check this for you).

B) All optometrists also need to complete the learning plan (along with any non-accredited CPD points you are counting) on the OBA CPD portfolio template provided below.  We suggest completing at least 5 learning needs on this template.

CPD Portfolio and template to log learning plan and non-accredited CPD

C) You need to provide a copy of your CPR certificate:

          • The CPR certificate can be expired but a course must have been completed between
            1 Dec 2014 – 30 Nov 2017
          • If you completed a course with an external provider (eg. Surf Life Saving) and have lost the
             certificate, you need to contact the provider to see if they can provide a replacement.
          • If you completed a course through a state division and have lost the certificate –
             please contact the state office as per below:

State Division Contacts


  03 9652 9100


  02 9712 2199


  07 3839 4411


  08 7070 2615


  08 9321 2300


  03 6224 3360


To meet the audit requirements for Recency of Practice:

  • Optometrists must have practiced a minimum of 150 hours per year or 450 hours over the previous 3 years (from 1 Dec 2014). 
  • Locum optometrists or practice owners need to provide an OBA standard CV as proof.
  • Employed optometrists must have their employer complete the template as provided by OBA.
  • It is easiest just to use the OBA templates available via the OBA audit page   as submission in a different format may delay your audit processing.

Optometrists who are audited can contact the National Office on 03 9668 8500 or email audithelp@optometry.org.au for more information. If you are concerned you may not have met the requirements please email l.arundel@optometry.org.au for assistance.

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