Accreditation

GPCE education activities are accredited with both the RACGP CPD program and the ACRRM PDP program.

The GPCE program delivers a wide range of CPD accredited educational streams and individual sessions providing delegates the opportunity to tailor the program to meet their learning needs. Delegates can choose to participate in Accredited Learning Modules (ALMs), individual sessions or a mix of both across the event days.

Delegate Hub

The Delegate Hub is our online platform for all your accreditation needs. You can access the Delegate Hub at each GPCE event, or log in to your account at home to complete your evaluations following your sessions. Evaluations are compulsory to receive your CPD points. Once evaluations have been completed, PDF certificates of completion will be available for download.

Accreditation for GPs

RACGP

GPCE is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD program. For the 2020-22 triennium, GPs must complete a minimum of 130 CPD points, which must include at least:

·         Two CPD Accredited activities (formerly known as “Category 1” activities)

·         One Basic Life Support (BLS) course.

GPs can complete a range of activities to fulfil the remainder of their points, such as additional CPD Accredited activities (formerly “Category 1”), or by undertaking provider-accredited CPD activities (formerly “Category 2”).

CPD points for GPCE will be awarded dependent on the type of learning chosen:

 

 RACGP catergory

 Points awarded

 Accredited Learning Module (ALM)

 CPD Accredited activity

 40 CPD points

 Individual Seminar / Workshop

 CPD activity

 2 CPD points per hour

 Basic Life Support (BLS)

 CPD activity (BLS)

 5 CPD points

 

Important information:

Please note for ALM sessions: GPs participating in an Accredited Learning Module will need to complete the following paperwork to be eligible to receive CPD points:

• Pre-disposing activity – this must be completed prior to attending the GPCE

• Evaluation – to be completed within two weeks following the conference

• Reinforcing activity – to be completed within two weeks following the conference

Please note for non-ALM sessions: Delegates who select to participate in individual sessions, workshops, and basic life support courses are required to complete a session evaluation for each topic attended to be eligible to receive CPD points.

All accreditation paperwork can be completed via the Delegate Hub.

ACRRM

GPCE has also been accredited by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for the Professional Development Program (PDP). For the 2020-22 triennium, GPs must complete a minimum of 150 hours of CPD, split relatively evenly cross three professional development categories:

• Educational activities

• Performance review

• Outcome measurement

GPs must also complete a life support course once every triennium.

PDP hours for GPCE will be awarded in line with the number of educational hours completed, and in the professional development category nominated by ACRRM for each session.

Important information:

Please note for ALM sessions: GPs participating in an Accredited Learning Module will need to complete the following paperwork to be eligible to receive PDP hours:

• Pre-disposing activity – this must be completed prior to attending the GPCE

• Evaluation – to be completed within two weeks following the conference

• Reinforcing activity – to be completed within two weeks following the conference

Please note for non-ALM sessions: Delegates who select to participate in individual sessions, workshops, and basic life support courses are required to complete a session evaluation for each topic attended to be eligible to receive PDP hours.

All accreditation paperwork can be completed via the Delegate Hub.

Accreditation for Nurses

The GPCE education program has been designed to suit the needs of practice nurses in meeting their continuing professional development requirements.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requires nurses and midwives to accrue 20 hours of CPD each year. Participating in the GPCE conference program provides the opportunity for nurses to complete up to 15 CPD hours across three days.

Important information:

Following your attendance at a GPCE event, you will need to complete an evaluation for each session attended. All evaluations are available via the online Delegate Hub. Once completed, your certificates of attendance will be available to download, for self-accreditation requirements.