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CPD for clinical support roles: Overview

The purpose of this library guide is to assist fellows to match CPD activities with the nature of the work roles that they undertake.

The target audience is those with clinical support roles alongside their work with patients and those who practice without direct patient care.

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How to use this guide

  1. Identify your work roles
  2. Under each work role you will find:
    • key areas to consider in planning your CPD
    • suggestions for how you can undertake CPD for that work role in -
      • Category 1: practice evaluation (reviewing performance and measuring outcomes), and
      • Category 2: knowledge & skills
    • resources to support CPD activity for that work role [right-hand column].

If you can’t find your work role in the library guide:


This guide includes resources suggested by fellows and other participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program to assist practitioners with their CPD. While care was taken in the selection of these external resources, the college does not formally endorse or otherwise evaluate their quality, and does not take responsibility for the information therein. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to evaluate the information available in these externally provided resources and form their own opinion on the suitability of the resource for their practice.

ANZCA CPD portfolio

Participants record, monitor and provide evidence of their completed CPD activities through the online CPD portfolio. Simply log in in with your college ID and password.

CPD Value: CPD participants should check the specific CPD note listed in each section.

ANZCA & FPM resources


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