As a nurse or midwife, it's your responsibility to maintain and develop your professional skills and knowledge to remain professionally competent.
Maintaining minimum continuing professional development (CPD) hours is also an annual requirement for your Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration.
One of the benefits of being an ANMF (Vic Branch) member is access to online CPD modules through our Education Centre.
These modules are flexible and can be completed in your own time on any device with an internet connection.
All fully financial ANMF (Vic Branch) members receive an annual credit for online CPD modules (renewed every 3 June ):
Credit does not count towards facilitated seminars and webinars which are delivered live on specific dates and times.
If you are not a member, or you are a member who has used up your credit and would like to do more, then you are required to pay the amount listed for the module through the secure payment system on the website. We do not support part payments with credit.
Yes - although you'll need to pay for the modules or join ANMF (Vic Branch) to receive member credit.
You can only apply your annual online CPD credit for online modules, not seminars and webinars which are delivered live on specific dates and times and facilitated by our professional presenters.
Email the Education Centre at email@example.com or call 03 9275 9363 between 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Some members who've experienced this issue have found that they completed modules on the ANMF Federal Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website which closed on 1 November 2022. All past and current users were emailed reminding them to download their CPD record beforehand. For assistance, email ANMF Federal education via firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 29 November 2022, ANMF (Vic Branch) launched this new education portal. Your old CPD Portal ePortfolio record was transferred over, but not certificates.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) sets out your CPD requirements in the registration standard.
CPD must be relevant to your context of practice and you must keep written documentation which demonstrates evidence of completion of your minimum CPD hours per year:
Download the NMBA Fact sheet: Continuing professional development for the full list.
The NMBA CPD registration standard states 'CPD must be directly relevant to the nurse or midwife's context of practice'.
If the module you're completing is not deemed to be directly relevant to the context of your practice you can still elect to do this module, however you may not be able to claim it as contributing towards your CPD hours for registration renewal.
However, there may be components of the module you can claim as directly relevant to your professional employment. You may also be able to claim modules as CPD as part of your progress towards developing your career in another area of nursing/midwifery or health.
You must keep your CPD records for three years. The ANMF Professional Portfolio will assist you to store and maintain your records.
Assistants in nursing or personal care workers are not registered with the NMBA and are exempt from completing CPD.
However, expanding your knowledge and skills will only help you provide the best care to residents or clients. Completing CPD can also further your career as you may decide what areas of health you'd like to work or study in the future.
Group discounts and login registration are available from ANMF Education Centre. Email email@example.com for more information.