We understand the importance of ongoing learning to our Members’ lives and careers. This is why the VAHPA has partnered with HSU National to deliver a comprehensive and high quality online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) package. Your membership entitles you to huge discounts on courses, free access to our online resource library and our ePortfolio where you can track and record your CPD activities.
To access online CPD, simply register for free HERE
You’ll need your membership number, which is printed on your VAHPA Membership card. You may also contact our office on 1300 322 917 and we’ll let you know what it is.
What is CPD and why is it important?
Continuing Professional Development, or CPD is important for many reasons. Firstly, all Allied Health Professionals registered under AHPRA are required to undertake a certain number of CPD points per year to maintain their registration. Put simply, without it you can’t practice.
Secondly, even if your aren’t apart of an AHPRA regulated profession, there is an increasing emphasis on CPD from employers and, in fact, for certain professions there are non-AHPRA imposed CPD requirements.
Finally, not only is CPD essential to your career in a formal sense, but it also allows you to provide better care to the people you assist on a daily basis.
Is it available to all VAHPA Members?
Anyone, member or non-member can access the CPD website.
However, only financial members of the VAHPA receive substantial discounts including 50% off all courses in the core library compared with non-members. Members can also take up our exclusive members-only annual subscription, which provides access to our growing core library that you can complete whenever and wherever you want!
Finally, members also get access to the CPD resource library and our ePortfolio, which lets you keep track of all your CPD points and learning activities.
Benefits of VAHPA’s CPD program:
Over 100 courses and growing
VAHPA CPD includes a huge variety of interactive online courses to suit almost all Allied Health Professionals.
Whether you’re a Physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist, a Medical Imaging Technologist or a Health Promotions Officer, we’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone. And if you can think of anything we’ve missed, let us know and we’ll include it in our future development priorities.
Meets national Registration Requirements
The modules available through VAHPA CPD meet the CPD requirements of all relevant health professions registered through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
With CPD, Member Professional Indemnity Insurance and our strong industrial voice, joining the VAHPA is the obvious choice for all Victorian Allied Health Professionals.
Huge discounts on courses EXCLUSIVE
No matter the topic, Members pay 50% less for modules in the core CPD library. This means an hour of high-quality online education developed by expert trainers costs as little as $15.
Exclusive annual subscription EXCLUSIVE
Rather than purchasing courses individually, why not take up an annual subscription? For only $100 you get unlimited access to our core library of modules, resource library and ePortfolio. Available exclusively to members.
Just like your VAHPA members fees, any purchase you make through our CPD store qualifies as a self-education expense and can be claimed at tax time.
Resource library FREE FOR MEMBERS
While you can’t beat our interactive modules, members have access to a range of other great learning options.
This is why we are offering Members free, unlimited access to a huge range of resources including journal articles, podcasts and presentations.
ePortfolio FREE FOR MEMBERS
Ongoing CPD is important, as is keeping track of it. That’s why all members get free access to our ePortfolio.
This allows you to record all your learning achievements (both on and offline), certificates of registration and also reflect on what you’ve learnt and what you want to achieve. This meets all current AHPRA record keeping requirements relating to CPD, so if you’re ever audited you can rest assured that the evidence you need is only a click away.
While it’s a big one, this is only the first step. We’re committed to continually improving our education offering to members through face-to-face seminars and expanded course selections in the very near future.