AAPM Professional Development Program

Part of AAPM's Professional Development Program is the allocation of CPD points, which assists members in reaching and maintaining their professionally recognised status as AAPM Certified Practice Managers and Fellows. AAPM has extended this service to educational programs external to AAPM to allow AAPM members to account for their participation in such courses.


  • For educational programs delivered by external providers, CPD points are NOT automatically added to your membership profile. You will need to use the self service area of the website and add them manually. More information & instructions.
  • You will also need to upload documentation as proof of attendance or evidence of completion. The education provider responsible for the program will provide this for you.
  • CPD points for programs/events delivered by AAPM (i.e. not external providers) will automatically be added to your membership profile on satisfactory completion, provided you are logged in to the website when you register for the event.



Regional Private Practice Seminar Series One: Recruiting well - avoiding or minimising the legal and cultural pitfalls during recruitment

3 hour seminar. Touring Queensland 20 March - 17 May 2019.

Practice Managers are responsible for the recruitment of practice staff. This seminar will inform and keep Practice Manager up-to-date on current recruitment considerations including the recruitment process, retention and development.

Discover tips, tricks and opportunities to consider when you are recruiting new staff into your practice. Review what a thorough recruitment process looks like and how it can minimise the risk of problems later in the employment relationship. Explore the cultural aspects of recruitment and retention, and how recruitment is the ultimate PR and corporate cultural development opportunity for your practice. Establish how the recruitment process is an opportunity to better attract, retain and develop new and existing staff, whilst simultaneously enhancing your corporate culture.

Course Presenters: Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland and Samantha Miklos, Director, Cornerstone Medical Recruitment

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Dementia Care Training and Education Program

Ongoing (online)

This resource provides valuable insight into the management and support of Dementia patients for Practice Managers and reception staff. Improves knowledge and confidence to interact with Dementia patients and their families/carers. Gives an understanding of the GP's role in managing Dementia. Earlier diagnosis of Dementia assists in planning and providing support and resources for the practice to manage patients with Dementia.

Improves ability to recognise dementia symptoms in patients, allowing for earlier diagnosis of the condition. Improves awareness of community resources and support services available for dementia patients. Improves ability and confidence of health professionals in supporting and managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dementia patients.

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Developing and evaluating a set of standards to promote quality and safety in Australian general practice

This six-hour activity is being run by RACGP and AGPAL in partnership. It is being offered to GPs and their practice teams through an EOI process or an invitation from AGPAL. AAPM members who are involved with their GPs in this program are able to obtain 12 CPD points as an outcome of their participation.

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