Obtaining CPD Points

Are You Interested in Obtaining CPD Points?

Throughout the year, the ACO offers a wide range of CPD opportunities for members and non-members, including face-to- face events (Conferences, Seminar Series, Clinical Workshops) and remote learning (online CPD via webinars). In many instances, optional assessment CPD points are available through the completion of multiple choice questionnaires. (Note: the ACO is an approved CPD provider by the Optometry Board of Australia and records CPD points gained by participants for the renewal of national registration). 

How to calculate CPD
1 hour attendance in person = 2 CPD points
1 hour attendance in person + completion of online assessment (70% pass rate) = 3 CPD points
1 hour on-line viewing + completion of assessment (70% pass rate) = 2 CPD points
1 hour on-line viewing = 1 CPD point (self-recording)
No points will be allocated for completing the assessment without viewing or attending the lecture.

CPD points for completion of current year assessments will be recorded on your ACO CPD point statement issued early December. Assessments for previous years will need to be self-recorded. It is your responsibility to ensure each activity is completed only once.

 ACO Continuing Professional Development Policy

The ACO CPD Policy explains the terms and conditions relating to all ACO CPD, including refunds and cancellation of events more

Contact Information for ACO CPD

For further enquiries, contact the Professional Development  Division Tel: 03 9349 7477 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it