CPD for PsychologistsCPD for Psychologists

Psychologists are required to undergo Continuing Professional Development throughout their careers to develop the personal and professional qualities required in the exercise of their profession. The following article informs a brief overview of the CPD requirements for Psychologists in Australia 2021 and is subject to change All practising Psychologists are required to develop a learning plan based on objective self-assessment. They would need to complete a 10-hour window of peer consultation activities annually and complete 20 hours of other CPD activities annually. Maintaining a CPD portfolio is crucial to record the learning plan, activity log, and reflection, and submitting the portfolio to AHPRA within 28 days if selected for audit.

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CPD for Psychologists

by Nexlec Team 

Oct 20, 2021

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Psychologists are required to undergo Continuing Professional Development throughout their careers to develop the personal and professional qualities required in the exercise of their profession. The following article informs a brief overview of the CPD requirements for Psychologists in Australia 2021 and is subject to change

All practising Psychologists are required to develop a learning plan based on objective self-assessment. They would need to complete a 10-hour window of peer consultation activities annually and complete 20 hours of other CPD activities annually. Maintaining a CPD portfolio is crucial to record the learning plan, activity log, and reflection, and submitting the portfolio to AHPRA within 28 days if selected for audit.

Carefully tailored professional development can promote competency and relevance in practice, which in turn assists members of the public who seek psychology services.

For more information see the Guidelines for continuing professional development.


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