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Continuing Professional Development

RANZCO Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program

RANZCO’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program provides a logbook and framework for Fellows to meet their registration requirements set out by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). The aim of the program is to support Fellows in maintaining, improving and broadening their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The ultimate goal of CPD is to strengthen the quality and safety of patient care and to enhance health outcomes.

CPD Framework Overview

From 2022, RANZCO’s CPD program meets the MBA and MCNZ requirement for a minimum of 50 hours in an accredited CPD program. RANZCO encourages members to undertake CPD activities to advance their professional and personal development beyond the minimum required hours.

The MBA and MCNZ have also introduced a Professional Development Plan (PDP) component. This builds on the current CPD requirements and is mandatory to complete. The PDP must be completed at the beginning and reviewed at the end of each year, with the goal of creating a more structured and purposeful approach to education and professional development.

The new requirements to meet CPD compliance for registration/recertification are:

  • Complete a PDP at the start of each CPD year and review this at the end.
  • Educational activities (12.5 hrs minimum)
  • Reviewing performance and measuring outcomes (25 hrs minimum overall with 5 hrs minimum in each category)
  • Additional 12.5 hrs made up of any of the above

You can also find all necessary information such as further details of the new framework, requirements of the program and resources on the CPD Home. Please note you need to be a member of RANZCO to access the CPD Home. Alternatively, contact us at

To access your CPD Diary to add in your hours gained from completing CPD activities, please log into the portal and click the CPD Diary tile.

Non-Fellows and CPD

The College welcomes ophthalmologists residing in Australia and New Zealand who are currently not RANZCO Fellows, to apply to participate in its CPD Program.

To apply, please click here and follow the steps to access the online application.

Please note: RANZCO reserves the right to refuse applications for participation in the CPD Program.

If you would like more information, please email us at or phone: 02 9690 1001.

Last updated: April 13, 2022

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