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.

The table below is based on NSW veterinary board requirements. To check the requirements iny our state or territory, contact your local veterinary board. 

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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