2018 June - CPD Cycles


When CPD cycles were first introduced by the Board each veterinarian was assigned a 3 year cycle and the Board would check how many CPD points had been reported at the end of that cycle. 

For example, you may have been allocated a cycle starting from 1 April 2015 ending 31 March 2018. The Board calculated the total points recorded from Annual Returns submitted in 2016, 2017 and 2018. During this specific 3 year period you would have been required to complete 60 CPD points including a minimum of 15 structured points.  You would then be allocated a new 3 year cycle starting 1 April 2018 ending 31 March 2021.


From this financial year the Board will be moving to a rolling 3 year CPD cycle

This means you will no longer need to be aware of a specific CPD cycle that has been allocated to you.  You will simply be expected to attain at least 60 CPD points, including a minimum of 15 structured points, in any 3 year period. 

The amount of CPD you have reported in the last 2 years of Annual Returns will be available for you to see when you login to our website so you will easily see how many points you are required to attain in the current year.

This change will align the NSW Board with other Australasian boards and allow veterinarians to more easily check their progress in meeting CPD requirements.  It will also remove the unnecessary complexity and confusion created by assigning a 3 year cycle to each registrant.