CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPED)

The current cycle is 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2020.

 

2016 -2018 cycle completed: 1 April 2016 to 30 March 2018. 
 

50 points for Full and Fellow members and 30 points for Associate members. Please note financial renewals  are 1 July to 30 June, payable yearly, and due by the 31 July.  Your CPED Return should be sent to the HAASA office at the end of the cycle.  The form can be downloaded from this page.

The CPED Committee has established a two (2) year educational cycle.

 

  • Full members  accrue 50 points per CPED cycle

  • Associate members accrue 30 points per CPED cycle

  • Student members – course work meets requirement for CPED

  • Fellow members accrue 50 points per CPED cycle

 

The allocation system is grouped into recommended areas of activities.  Refer to Section 8 in regards to the rural and remote criteria.

 

1.     Formal and Further Education

Complete one (1) or more modules of the degree in a CPED cycle offered by Bachelor of Audiometry – University of New England
Complete one (1) or more modules of the degree in a CPED cycle

 

NB. A total value of five (5) points per module per CPED cycle

 

2.     HAASA Approved Workshops/CPED Days and Conferences

Attend a full CPED educational event offered by HAASA or an approved professional body (which professional body is recognised by HAASA and the activity is relevant to the profession of audiometry). 

NB. Up to a total value of up to ten points (10) for full attendance.  Points will be allocated on a pro rata basis for part attendance (in regards to the full day) but must cover a complete session.

 

Attend the educational programme offered at a HAASA Conference. These events are offered every other year.   NB. Up to a total value of thirty (30) points or as determined by the conference, CPED committees.

Less than full attendance will attract allocation of points as determined by the conference, CPED committees.

 

Attend HAASA approved manufacturer or other organisations' workshops (not product launches) or educational programmes. E.g. Australian Tinnitus Association, Meniers, Sydney Cochlear Implant, Better Hearing, Hearing Dogs, seminar/workshop, to achieve points allocated by the CPED committee.

 

Attend other hearing industry conference/s eg. ACAud, AAA, UCH, IHS, or ASA that have been approved by HAASA. Points will be allocated by the CPED committee based on the educational content.  A certificate or Letter of attendance must be obtained and retained for auditing purposes.

 

These events must be pre-approved by the CPED committee.  It is recommended that all relevant documentation be forwarded to HAASA Secretariat prior to the event (other than ASA, ACAud, AAA, UCH, which information is readily available).  As a guide where the professional body indicates points (ie. 25) then generally that amount is what the committee will recognise as long as it is educational in content.

 

3.     HAASA Member/Student Supervision and HAASA Representation

Supervision of a student/trainee/associate. Details of the student/trainee/associate and the competency they were trained in must be signed by both parties and kept as evidence. The supervisor must be registered with an approved professional body (hearing) and details recorded with HAASA.  NB. Up to a total of fifteen (15) points per CPED cycle may be claimed for this activity.

 

Representing HAASA at approved functions, sitting on the HAASA executive/committee, or approved industry committee registered with the Secretariat.  NB. Up to a total of ten (10) points per CPED cycle may be claimed for this activity.

 

4.     Independent Activities

Presentation/publication of industry related papers/industry topics registered with the Secretariat.

 

NB. Up to a total value of twenty (20) points per CPED cycle may be claimed for this activity.

 

Complete units of study in a recognised electronic format eg. Audiology Online or E-Learning. Completion certificates to be kept as evidence. Points are generally allocated by the registered training provider but as a guide it normally equates to one (1) point per hour of study.

 

NB. Up to a total value of twenty (20) points per CPED cycle may be claimed for this activity.

 

Comprehensive reading/study which is relevant to the hearing industry for which a signed and dated synopsis of 250 words must be completed. Don't forget to reference your work appropriately.  You could also post your work on the Discussion Board of Focus, or Facebook, so that other members can benefit and comment.

 

NB. Up to a total value of twenty (20) points per CPED cycle may be claimed for this activity.

 

5.     Associate Members

Associate members will need to complete a total of thirty (30) points per cycle to maintain Associate membership status.

 

6.     Student Members

Student members audiometric course works meets the CPED requirement.

 

7.     Other Activities

All categories of membership may submit industry/professional audiometric/audiology based activities that do not fall within these guidelines for approval by the CPED committee. These activities must be approved before the event.

 

8.     Rural/Remote Criteria - Removed

 

          The HAASA Board have decided to remove the rural/remote criteria.

 

          The units of competency/continuing education programs offered by

          various organisations such as TAFE (NSW) through its OTEN division,

          University of New England, self-study, reading, hearing journals,

          presenting papers, Audiology Now and Audiology Online, manufacturers,

          company training programs,  all provide opportunities for further education.

 

          These should be utilised where possible, as these activities enable a

          forum for discussion and interaction with colleagues.

 

Evidence of attendance and/or completion must be held for the purposes of auditing.

      

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