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PSA CPD planning tool
The PSA CPD Plan is an intuitive online planning tool that will support you to:
- Identify relevant competencies for your scope of practice.
- Identify your professional development needs relevant to these identified competencies.
- Identify suitable CPD activities which address your professional development needs.
- Maintain your CPD plan ready for registration reporting and audit.
CPD Planning Tool tutorials
PSA has developed guided tutorials to take you step-by-step through the process of developing your individual CPD plan using the intuitive PSA CPD Planning Tool. For the CPD year 2017/2018, pharmacists have the choice of using either the 2010 or 2016 National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia. To support you in creating your plan, two short demonstration videos outlining the process for using each framework can be viewed below.
USING THE 2016 FRAMEWORK
USING THE 2010 FRAMEWORK
PSA’s CPD program helps you meet the registration requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
CPD is more than just participation in continuing education. It is an ongoing, cyclical process of continuous quality improvement by which you maintain and enhance your competence in current and possible future roles. It also gives you the responsibility to manage self-appraisal, develop a personalised learning plan, participate in relevant educational activities, implement new knowledge and skills in practice and evaluate the outcome.
Your participation in PSA CPD activities is captured on your member record automatically and within your PSA CPD Plan, for easy reporting to the Pharmacy Board of Australia on renewal of registration.
By using the tools on this website and participating in PSA activities, you can:
- Tailor CPD to professional and practice needs
- Get the best results for time spent
- Improve community health outcomes, and thus foster customer loyalty
- Meet Pharmacy Board of Australia CPD requirements.
Pharmacy Board CPD requirements
The Pharmacy Board of Australia’s revised Registration Standard: Continuing professional development (effective 1 December 2015) requires every registered pharmacist (excluding those with non-practising registration) to develop an annual CPD plan to identify and undertake CPD activities to meet their professional development needs.
In developing a CPD plan, pharmacists are expected to reflect on their scope of practice (current and any proposed changes) and self-assess their professional development needs against relevant competencies in the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia.
Your CPD plan must be a verifiable record that is clear and structured and show how your professional development has positively impacted on your practice through reflective learning.
On renewal of registration, you must declare that you have met this standard during the previous registration period, and show that you have planned for the next registration period. The Pharmacy Board of Australia will audit compliance with this requirement annually.
For more information on the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s registration requirements go to the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s website.
The 2010 framework will remain available for a transition period, recognising that this framework is currently embedded across many facets of the profession.
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