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The 2022 RACS CPD guide (PDF 657.16KB) (PDF 657.16KB) provides detailed guidance on the CPD requirements and how to achieve CPD compliance. The guide outlines the various categories, as well as verification, exemptions, and other resources.
Surgical Audit Guide
Surgical audit is a fundamental part of modern surgical practice, an education process that is aimed at measuring performance, reducing risk and improving patient outcomes. The revised edition of the RACS Surgical Audit Guide focuses on providing surgeons with the information and tools needed to undertake quality surgical audit.
Surgical Competence and Performance Guide
The third edition of the RACS Surgical Competence and Performance Guide provides a framework to aid the assessment and development of surgeons across all areas of surgical practice. These competencies underpin all aspects of Fellowship training and provides a framework for the assessment of practising surgeons.
Approved Surgical Audits
Information for CPD Activity Providers
RACS has always demonstrated a strong commitment to ongoing education of the highest standards, evident through participation and high compliance with the RACS CPD program. The professional performance frameworks designed by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) ensures that all registered medical practitioners’ practice competently and ethically throughout their careers, including participation in continuous professional development (CPD) activities.
Fellows and other participants will seek to participate in these approved activities with the knowledge that they can contribute to their annual CPD requirements. Approved activities may include: conferences, courses and workshops - clinical and/or non-technical, meetings, eLearning and audit activities.
To be eligible for approval in the CPD Program, activities must fulfil a number of criteria that have been approved by the Professional Standards and Advocacy Committee. These criteria are based on principles of adult learning and research evidence on the effectiveness of continuing professional development. More information can be found in the guide
Update on the CPD Approved Activities Program: We are currently reviewing the CPD Approved Activity Program and more information will be available in August. For more information contact the CPD team.