VetEd points table

CPD activities can be either structured or unstructured, and grouped into face-to-face or written/distance learning. Structured activities tend to be organised by a CPD provider, with a defined purpose and duration, e.g. conferences, courses or workshops.

Unstructured activities are less formally defined, e.g. reading a journal or mentoring. AVA members need to add these points to their own VetEd record.

For more examples of CPD activities by category, please see the below tables.

Structured face-to-face

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Conferences, seminars

1:1

Certificate

Formal presentation to peers

4:1

Copy of paper / Marketing material
(first presentation only)

Talks to community/schools
(First presentation)

2:1

Signature of organiser or copy of paper

 

Structured hands-on practical

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Workshops and wetlabs

2:1

Certificate

 

Structured written/distance learning

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Accreditation scheme by examination

4:1

Evidence of accreditation/accreditation certificate

APAV Courses

1 point per unit/
chapter

Certificate/Letter of results

Assessed audio visual or computer based courses

1:1

Certificate/Letter of results

Correspondence courses

1:1

Certificate/Letter of results

Quizzes based on presentations or journal papers

1 point per quiz per presentation or paper

Completed quiz and results

Written assessment tests

1:1

Certificate/Letter of results

 

Unstructured face-to-face

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Clinical review project

Up to 10

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Clinical rounds

1:2

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Mentoring undergraduate students

1 per day

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Mentoring or being mentored Eg: (post-graduate/specialist/college candidates)

1:1

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Representative in professional organisation
(eg. committees, AVA Policy Advisory Council)

1:2

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Small group learning

1:2

Evidence of attendance and documentation of relevance to CPD

Unstructured written/distance learning

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Journal publication
(peer reviewed)

1:1

Copy of first page of paper

Journal publication
(Non peer reviewed)

1:1

Copy of first page of paper

Refereeing peer reviewed journal

1:1

Copy of letter from editor

Unstructured points allocation table (UN)

Activity

Point:Hours

Validation needed

Un-assessed AV/audio/computer based including courses

1:2

Evidence of activity

Private reading (journals, textbooks)

1:2

Name/journal/author/pages

Mentoring undergraduate students

1 per day

Signature of student

Mentoring (Postgraduate/specialist/college candidates)

1:1

Signature of recipient

Being mentored (postgraduate/specialist mentor/college candidates)

1:1

Signature of recipient

Representative in professional organisation (e.g. Committees, AVA Policy Council)

1:2 with a cap of 8 points per triennium

Evidence of attendance

Participation in moderated e-list (e.g. ACVSc, ‘Countdown Downunder’)

1:1

Submission of transcript

 

 

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