Each year the Centre for Mental Health Education provides CPD opportunities to over 1,000 mental health professionals who claim their education with CMHE as CPD hours. All mental health professional attending our CPD opportunities are eligible to claim CPD hours if the course/workshop/retreat is relevant to their work as a mental health or counselling professional. To record a professional development activity towards your CPD hours, members of mental health professional and counselling bodies are required to ensure the activity is relevant to them and is consistent with the categories defined in your particular professional body’s CPD Policy.
Health practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency must undertake continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD requirements of each National Board are detailed in the Registration Standards for each profession, published on each Board’s website (see below links for AHPRA CPD Statements). For professions not registered under AHPRA, their associations have professional development requirements.
Centre for Mental Health Education (CMHE) no longer seeks external endorsement of mental health professional and counselling bodies. Members of all mental health professional and counselling registration bodies can still accrue CPD hours by participating in activities of the Centre for Mental Health Eduction. Your CPD activity must be determined to be relevant to your individual professional requirements.
All CMHE programs have been developed by qualified mental health professionals who are currently practicing in their professional area, hold post-graduate qualifications, and are peer reviewed. If CMHE courses are relevant to your practice as a mental health professional then our courses meet the requirements of mental health professional and counselling registration bodies as outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner legislation.
Please check with your professional leader or registered professional organisation for recommendations.
AHPRA CPD Statements
- Medical Practitioners
- Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Health Practitioners
- Mental Health OTs
- Mental Health Nurses
Non-government Associations & Professional Bodies CPD Statements
- Australian Association of Social Workers
- Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
- Australian Counselling Association
- Australian Psychological Society
- Occupational Therapy Australia
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
- Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)