Free CPD Course for Nurses and Midwives

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

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CPD45m of CPD
First Published
Updated06 August 2023
Expires 30 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Audits are back! Following a period of leniency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) expectations for continuing professional development (CPD) have now reverted to pre-pandemic requirements. What does this mean for you?

It’s time to refresh your knowledge of your CPD requirements to help you feel confident you would pass an audit.

  • How do you calculate your CPD requirements?
  • What is a learning plan?
  • How do I select CPD activities?
  • Can I document mandatory training as CPD?
  • Preparing for an audit and much, much more ...

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NMBA made the decision to cease taking action if a nurse or midwife declared they could not meet their required CPD hours, acknowledging the extreme circumstances and demands on healthcare professionals at the time.

For the registration period ending on 31 May 2024, nurses and midwives are once again required to meet all CPD requirements. CPD is more than just completing a certain amount of hours. If you are audited, you will need to demonstrate that you have met all of the requirements outlined in the registration standard.


The purpose of this free course is to help any registered nurse, midwife or student refresh their knowledge of their CPD requirements and help them to feel confident they know what they need to do in order to pass an audit.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correctly state your general CPD requirements, including the CPD deadline and hours required for your profession, registration type and any endorsements you hold.
  • Select CPD activities relevant to your context of practice that align with your self-assessment of learning needs as documented in your learning plan.
  • Identify what supporting documentation, reflection and evidence is required in your CPD portfolio, in addition to completing your required hours.
  • Confidently prepare for an audit or provide further evidence to Ahpra or your National Board if requested.
Target Audience

All registered nurses and midwives in Australia, as well as students.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


Presented by
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Zoe Youl View profile

Zoe Youl is a Critical Care Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience at Ausmed. As Head of Clinical Governance, she has built an understanding of regulations relevant to Australian health practitioners. 

She is also responsible for maintaining and applying accreditation frameworks across software and education. She lead the Ausmed Education Learning Centre to achieve Accreditation with Distinction, for the third consecutive cycle, with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. The AELC is the only Australian provider of nursing continuing professional development to be awarded this.

Her professional interests focus on evaluating the translation of continuing professional development into practice so as to improve learner and healthcare consumer outcomes. Zoe provided an international perspective to the workgroup charged with revising the current 2016 Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice.

CPD time45m
First Published
Updated06 August 2023
30 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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