AVNAT CPD Points

 

 

For VNs and VTs registered under the AVNAT Registration Scheme

Each annual cycle, all veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians registered under the AVNAT Registration Scheme are required to accrue 20 points of eligible Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  If you register during the year, the number of points you are required to accrue is adjusted to take this into account - see Table 1 in the CPD Policy.

COVID-19 update: AVNAT notification regarding CPD points for 2019/2020 cycle - 8 April 2020

What activities are eligible?

The CPD Policy outlines a broad range of activities that you can complete which accrue eligible points. see Table 2 in the CPD Policy  Accruing points under 'Section 2 - Informal learning' is the most common approach to fulfilling this requirement.  When considering attendance at a conference or continuing education seminar be sure to check whether it attracts AVNAT eligible CPD points - it must be approved by AVNAT, NZVNA or RACE.

AVNAT approved courses are:

 

For providers of VN and VT education opportunities

Add value and guarantee participation in your education activities – ensure they are recognised by the AVNAT Registration Scheme and attract AVNAT CPD points.


In response to strong support from across the veterinary industry, the AVNAT Registration Scheme is our first step towards striving for mandatory registration for all veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians working in clinical, management or academic areas across the industry.  We are anticipating around 500 professionals will register with the Scheme in the first few months.  Therefore, from 1 April 2019, CPD points approved by the AVNAT Registration Scheme will be in demand as each of those professionals will need to complete 20 CPD points annually to retain their registration.

Your organisation can participate as a provider of AVNAT CPD points by either:

  • Becoming an AVNAT Education Partner; OR
  • Applying for AVNAT CPD Points on an as needed basis.

 

About AVNAT Education Partnerships

Four levels of AVNAT Education Partnership are available.

Benefits:

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Annual fee, per AVNAT cycle/year (1 July - 30 June)

$3,000.00

$2,000.00

$1,200.00

$800.00

AVNAT CPD Points included

Unlimited

Up to 50

Up to 20

Up to 10

Price per additional AVNAT CPD point

$0

$20.00

$30.00

$40.00

VNCA website event calendar listing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exclusive use of AVNAT Education Partner logo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement as AVNAT Education Partner on AVNAT CPD Points web page with logo and link

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement as AVNAT Education Partner in new registrant information pack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement as AVNAT Education Partner in bi-monthly AVNAT enewsletter to registrants

Yes

Yes

No

No

Link on AVNAT Online Register 

Yes

Yes

No

No

Click here to submit your application to become an AVNAT Education Partner today - click here or email avnat@vnca.asn.au for more information.

 

Applying for AVNAT CPD Points 

  • Click here to apply for your AVNAT CPD Points online including:
    • Full information about the course, draft program that includes topics and speaker information. 
    • Include any break times so that AVNAT CPD points can be accurately assessed 
  • Generally one hour of education will accrue one AVNAT CPD Point.
  • Receipt of applications will be acknowledged within two (2) working days.
  • Allow up to four weeks for processing and pre-approval.
  • On pre-approval, we will contact you to arrange payment.
  • The cost for non-AVNAT Education Partners is $50 per AVNAT CPD Point.

 

What education providers need to know …

  • Existing NIAG approved CPD points will transfer to AVNAT on 1 April 2019. For online education this approval will lapse on 31 December 2019.
  • Becoming an AVNAT Education Partner does not waive the application process - every activity seeking AVNAT CPD Points must be submitted via the application process.
  • Only one application and fee is charged for education which is available online or repeated at multiple workshops, however these activities will be approved for a maximum of 12 months.
  • Click here to view and download the AVNAT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy. 
  • All prices quoted exclude GST.

 

The AVNAT Registration Scheme:
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