National CPD Standards

The NMBA Registration Standard: Continuing Professional Development sets out the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) minimum requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) for enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives.

The Standards explain that:

  • Nurses and midwives are expected to participate in at least 20 hours of CPD per year.
  • One hour of active learning will equal one hour of CPD. It is the nurse or midwife’s responsibility to calculate how many hours of active learning have taken place.
  • The CPD must be relevant to the nurse or midwife’s context of practice.
  • Nurses and midwives must keep written documentation of CPD that demonstrates evidence of completion of a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per year.
  • Participation in mandatory skills acquisition may be counted as CPD.
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The National Board recommends that you keep evidence of CPD, including self-directed learning, for a period of five years.
To provide evidence of CPD, you may need to provide the following documentation:
  • The identified learning need – based on an evaluation of your practice against the relevant competency or professional practice standards
  • A learning plan – based on identified learning needs
  • Your participation in the learning activity – relevant to learning needs
  • The outcome achieved and reflection on the value or effect that participation in the learning activity will have on professional practice.
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Your Learning Plan

Identify and Record your Learning Need

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia recommends identifying and planning your own learning needs and the type of CPD to meet these needs.

Using the CPD Development Plan you can reflect on your learning goals, or add more goals as a result of what you have experienced through undertaking your CPD.

Record your Learning Activities

The online CPD Logbook allows you to record the courses, events and other CPD activities you complete as part of your professional development.

Each CPD activity includes the length of time, area for self reflection and optional certificate storage.

Certificates for online courses completed through Talisium will be automatically added to your CPD Logbook once your personal reflection is complete so you don't have to worry about looking for evidence of CPD if you get audited.
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