Continuing Professional Development Program
Recognition of an Activity  

Registrants and organisers are encouraged to submit activities for accreditation and point allocation. The activity will be evaluated by the Board and, if approved, placed in a category and allocated points.

The allocation of points is based on the participation level, recognised educational value and time involved in the CPD activity. Sufficient information of the activity must be provided for assessment and allocation of the appropriate number of points.


Activities should be submitted for accreditation prior to or within three months of the activity date. Complete the CPD Activity Accreditation online form.

Activities are not automatically accredited and each activity will be considered and assessed by the Board. The Board may disallow the points claimed for activities without prior accreditation.

Established professionally relevant conferences will be accredited on submission of the program outline by the organiser. Recognised conferences include:

  • Orthoptics Australia Annual Scientific Conference
  • AOVSM (Australasian Ophthalmic & Visual Sciences Meeting)
  • ARVO (Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology)
  • International Low Vision Conference

Progressively submitting activities during the biennium for recognition and point allocation will expand the reference list of accredited activities available to registrants.

Self education such as journal reading does not require pre approval. A guide to professionally relevant journals of appropriate educational level is at CPD Resources. Registrants must be aware that it is possible for the AOB to disallow points claimed if a Journal is not considered to be educationally relevant.


Accredited Activities


The CPD program will expand as activities are made known to the Board. A list of accredited CPD Activities is available and is progressively updated as submitted activities are accepted and allocated accreditation points.

On request, the points allocation of a conference may be upgraded after consideration by the Board if the program supports such a request.

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