Pharmacy Board of Australia - Webinar: The continuing professional development (CPD) journey
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Webinar: The continuing professional development (CPD) journey

15 Aug 2016

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is hosting a webinar on continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists in September.

The free webinar will cover:

  • The concept of lifelong learning – Why it is important to plan your CPD 
  • The CPD cycle – Plan, Do, Record, Reflect, Incorporate into Practice 
  • Different ways to learn 
  • How reflective practice can accelerate your professional development 
  • The Board’s new CPD requirements 
  • Available CPD resources and tools

The webinar will help pharmacists prepare for the next CPD period which starts on 1 October 2016.

It will be hosted by Ms Bhavini Patel, a practitioner member of the Board from the Northern Territory and a passionate lifelong learner. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar which is an opportunity for participants to directly interact with Bhavini and AHPRA staff. You can join or leave the webinar at any time.


When: Thursday 15 September 2016, 7:00pm to 8:00pm (AEST)

Places are limited, so to secure your place, please register through GoToWebinar.  

If you are unable to attend, or if the webinar is booked out, a recording of the webinar will be freely available on the Board’s website two weeks after the broadcast.

If you have any further queries about this webinar, please email: [email protected].

Counting the webinar as CPD

Participation in this session (or viewing the recording at a later date) may count as CPD (unaccredited) and contribute towards you meeting the Board’s CPD requirements, if one or more of the following competency standards have been identified as part of your CPD needs and are met as a result of undertaking the activity:

  • Standard 1.5, Element 1 - Accept the importance of lifelong learning 
    • PC 1 - Understands the concept of lifelong learning for pharmacists.
    • PC 3 - Understands the expectations of the registering authority and professional associations in relation to maintenance of competence and ongoing professional development.
    • PC 4 - Understands the importance of self-assessment, reflective learning, peer review and performance review as sources of feedback on professional capability.

  • Standard 1.5, Element 2 - Undertake self-directed learning
    • PC 1 - Develops a professional development plan (that includes goals and strategies) to maintain and/or improve professional capability.
    • PC 2 - Accepts responsibility for achieving learning and professional development goals.
    • P 3 - Regularly monitors learning and development achievements against the plan. 
    • PC 4 - Applies learning to improve performance and/or extend professional practice.

Useful information

Technical tips

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the webinar.

To participate, you will need a computer connected to the internet and headphones or speakers to hear the broadcast. The email confirming your registration will contain a link to join the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

We are using GoToWebinar for the session. If you would like to test your connectivity, please visit the GotoWebinar connection test page. It may also be useful to check the sound on your computer before the webinar start time.

If you would like to attend the presentation using a tablet or mobile phone, GoToWebinar is available as an app for Apple and Android devices. If using a tablet or mobile phone, you will need to enter the webinar ID number from your confirmation email.

For more information on joining a webinar, see the GoToWebinar Frequently Asked Questions page and their quick reference guide for attendees.

Page reviewed 15/08/2016