Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

CPD GUIDELINES  FOR PRACTITIONERS  AND LIFESTYLE  CONSULTANTS

Ayurveda involves development of the whole person, development of the self. We have chosen a profession in Ayurveda which involves lifelong ongoing studies in Personal and Professional Development.

The Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association [glossary_exclude](AAPA)[/glossary_exclude] is committed to quality education and has a Continuing Professional Development program for our members. To ensure quality CPD, the AAPA will regularly conduct our own seminars. Or the AAPA will collaborate with other providers of quality professional education. This collaborative approach allows members the widest possible exposure of recent developments, knowledge and training.

1. PURPOSE OF CPD

 

Purpose of Continuing Professional Education
The purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is to give practitioners the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge.
 Developments in all areas of health are rapidly expanding. A CPD program is regarded as desirable in order for practitioners to deliver the best Ayurvedic health care service.

 

2. STANDARD GUIDELINES FOR CPD

CPD may be accomplished in a flexible manner which allows for study to be undertaken with respect to an individual’s needs and abilities. Further training can come from:

  • Self directed study: courses, teaching, research, independent learning packages
  • Group study: seminars, workshops, AAPA organised programmes, peer review meetings
  • Institution based study: any suitable course offered by an Institution with formal assessment procedures.

 

3. POLICY

The CPD policy is for the benefit of all members and for the betterment of Ayurveda. It is suggested that practising members complete the AAPA CPD program of TWENTY (20) credit points per annum, of which:-

15 FIFTEEN points are specific to further Ayurvedic study.

5 FIVE points are for personal development which assists in professionalism.

20 A total of 20 credit points per annum are required.

 

 

4. PROGRAM

The AAPA CPD program is committed to quality education. To ensure quality CPD, the AAPA will regularly conduct its own seminars. Or the AAPA will collaborate with other providers of quality professional education. This collaborative approach allows members the widest possible exposure of recent developments, knowledge and training.

 

5. CPD CREDIT POINTS

1 Hour = 1 Point