Professional Development/Events

CPD Calendar of Events

Click on the links in the Event/Location columns of the calendars below to be taken to the relevant event details or organiser's email address.

Optometry NSW/ACT CPD

Date Event/Location/Contact/Link CPD Points
26-28/07/2019

Ski Conference
Thredbo

12/08/2019

REVIVA CPR Course
Optometry NSW/ACT, 130 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046

09/09/2019

NEWCASTLE: Collaboration in Eye Care: Optometry, GP & Pharmacy 

3T
10/09/2019

COFFS HARBOUR: Collaboration in Eye Care: Optometry, GP & Pharmacy

3T
11/09/2019

ARMIDALE: Collaboration in Eye Care: Optometry, GP & Pharmacy

3T

13/10/2019

CANBERRA CONFERENCE - SAVE THE DATE
Kids' Vision 101 - Building confidence with children in primary practice

16/10/2019

REVIVA CPR Course
Optometry NSW/ACT, 130 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046

25/11/2019 CPD Event - SAVE THE DATE!




CFEH Education & Optometry NSW/ACT Online CPD

The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) and Optometry NSW/ACT have joined forces to offer Association members access to the vast library of CFEH videos, learning tools and resources at reduced prices, including a popular monthly webinar series and downloadable clinical resources, all of which are available via the link below.

CFEH Education & Optometry NSW/ACT Online CPD


Industry CPD

Date Details
21/05/2019

Analysing the Evidence: Atropine in Myopia Progression

Provider: CFEH Education
Location: Online
Contact: Karin Mavromatis
Phone: (02) 8115 0740
Email: kmavromatis@cfeh.com.au
Max CPD Points: 2 

21/05/2019

Optometry Education Seminar

Provider: Strathfield Retina Clinic
Location: Suite 3A/9 Redmyre Rd, Strathfield
Contact: James Wong
Phone: (02) 9746 3378
Email: catherine.londos@strathfieldretina.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

22/05/2019

Can You See What I See

Provider: Visionary Eye Specialists
Location: Omeros on the Beach, 2 Cook Park, The Grand Parade, Ramsgate Beach
Contact: Joanne MacKenzie
Phone: (02) 9580 4705
Email: joanne@visionaryeyespecialists.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

22/05/2019

Eyes in Focus

Provider: Nexus Eyecare Baulkham Hills
Location: Lakeview Private Hospital, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest
Contact: Carolyn Sherriff
Phone: 0416 077 291
Email: carolong@iprimus.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

22/05/2019

Fairfield Eye Surgery Optometry Conference 2019

Provider: Fairfield Eye Surgery
Location: Fairfield RSL Conference Centre
Contact: Colin Clement
Phone: 0410 343 103
Email: colinandkylie@me.com
Max CPD Points: 6

26/05/2019

Central Coast Optometrist Conference 2019

Provider: Presmed Australia
Location: Crowne Plaza Terrigal, Pine Tree Ln, Terrigal
Contact: Eliza McGann
Phone: (02) 8507 6846
Email: emcgann@presmed.com.au
Max CPD Points: 9

29/05/2019

North Shore Eye Centre Ophthalmic Education Evening 2019

Provider: North Shore Eye Centre
Location: 271 Pacific Highway North Sydney
Contact: Jenny Xie
Phone: 0404 118 015
Email: jenny@northshoreeye.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

29/05/2019

Eye Emergencies and Fluidic Dynamics Disequilibrium

Provider: Southeastern Eye Centre
Location: Suite 7,46-48 Urunga Parade, Miranda
Contact: Emma Robson
Phone: (02) 9525 4747
Email: admin@seecare.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

29/05/2019

Optometry Education Evening

Provider: Strathfield Retina Clinic
Location: Suite 3A/9 Redmyre Rd, Strathfield
Contact: James Wong
Phone: (02) 9746 3378
Email: catherine.londos@strathfieldretina.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

03/06/2019

Continuing Education in Eyecare Chatswood

Provider: Vision Eye Institute
Location: Level 3, 270 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Contact: Monica Lette
Phone: 0432 759 015
Email: monica.lette@visioneyeinstitute.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6

04/06/2019

See Eye to Eye

Provider: South Western Eye Care
Location: Rydges Bankstown. 874 Hume Highway, Bass Hill
Contact: Kim Nguyen
Phone: (02) 9796 4176
Email: swec@people.net.au
Max CPD Points: 6

04/06/2019

Optometrist Education Evening - MQ Health Ophthalmology

Provider: MQ Health Ophthalmology?
Location: MQ Health, Ground Floor, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University
Contact: Katrina Turnbull
Phone: (02) 9812 3933
Email: ophthalmology@mqhealth.org.au
Max CPD Points: 6

05/06/2019

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Retina & Eye Consultants 20 Years of Shared Eyecare

Provider: Retina & Eye Consultants
Location: Le Sands Pavillion, The Grand Parade, Brighton Le Sands
Contact: Venus Singh
Phone: (02) 9570 1622
Email: venus.singh@retinaconsultants.com.au
Max CPD Points: 9

12/06/2019

Management of Corneal Eedema, Lacrimal Disorders & Red Flags in Paediatric Ophthalmology

Provider: Forest Eye Surgery
Location: Zest, 237 Spit Road, Mosman
Contact: Dana Robaei
Phone: 0422 128 763
Email: info@foresteyesurgery.com.au
Max CPD Points: 6




Registration Renewal

Check your points now at "MyCPD Record" by logging in to Optometry Australia's Member Hub to view your accredited CPD points for this year, last year and your total points as per the Optometry Board's CPD requirements.

With the AHPRA registration renewal date fast approaching, now is the perfect time to review your points and contact the training providers should there be any discrepancies.


OBA CPD Requirements

Optometrists must complete a minimum of 80 points of CPD over two registration periods. A registration period runs from 1 December to 30 November the following year. Of the 80 points over the two registration periods:

  • A minimum of 24 points must be face-to-face
  • 60 of the 80 points must be clinical CPD
  • No more than 20 of the 80 points must be from suppliers or manufacturers
  • 40 of the 80 points must be in education related to therapeutic prescribing (if applicable)

In addition to the CPD points requirement, training in CPR must have been completed within the last three years.


FAQ

Does the requirement apply to all optometrists?

Yes. The CPD & CPR requirement applies to all registered optometrists who hold general registration with AHPRA. The only exception is if you have been granted an exemption or are in the non-practicing category. Exemptions are granted at the discretion of the Optometry Board of Australia.

I am a newly registered optometrist. Do I have to meet the standard?

Yes. All newly registered optometrists are required to meet the CPD requirements from when they are first registered. This includes newly-graduated optometrists in their first year of practice.

I completed more points than the minimum of 40 points in 2014. Can I count this towards my 2015 requirements?

Yes. You need to complete 80 points over two consecutive registration periods. If you completed 60 points in 2014, you will need to complete 20 points in 2015 to ensure a total of 80 points over the two registration periods of 2014 and 2015. You will then need to complete 60 points again in 2016. Optometrists are encouraged to undertake CPD each year to avoid heavy loads in alternate years.

How will the Board know if I have met the CPD registration standard requirements?

All optometrists will be required to make a declaration when they renew their registration that they have met the CPD standard over the previous two registration periods. You do not need to provide any records at this time. You only need to produce records to support this declaration if you are selected through a random audit or if required by the Board in the course of investigation of a complaint.

I have an endorsement for scheduled medicines. I am required to obtain 40 of the minimum 80 points over two years by undertaking activities related to this endorsement. How do I know what these are?

The Board has developed a definition of CPD activities for endorsement for scheduled medicines. This is published at the ‘Continuing professional development’ section under the ‘Registration standard’ tab of the Board’s website. Providers of accredited CPD can also advise if an activity has been accredited as education relevant to scheduled medicines endorsement.

For more FAQs, click here.


CPR

It is a requirement for all optometrists to be trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) as part of their Continuing Professional Development. When renewing registration with the Optometry Board of Australia each optometrist will have to declare they have completed CPR training within the last three years. Some of our State Divisions offer specialised CPR courses for Members.