How do I add an entry to my CPD Diary?

 

Once logged in, go to My Portal and then to CPD Diary.

To enter a new activity, please click the “Add CPD Diary Entry” button and complete the form. 

 

When entering Events, the following are the Mandatory items for each non-API Event are:

  • CPD Activity Name
  • Activity Category
  • Activity Type
  • Description (or the event)
  • Activity Completion date

Please try and fill in all details.  In particular, please upload documents in the Evidence. 

The types of documents which can be uploaded include participation certificate, attendance list, and statement of attendance.

Step 1
Enter a CPD Activity Name – put in the name of the activity you attended

Please see the API's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules for all CPD compliance requirements.

Step 2
Select the Activity Category.  The categories are:

  • Structured (Employer Originated)
  • Structured (Formal
  • Unstructured (Member of a Committee or Taskforce)
  • Unstructured (Private study or Supervised Learning of new skill)
  • Unstructured (Research & Preparation of an article or presentation)
  • Other

Step 3
Select the Activity Type.  The categories are:

  • Conference
  • Course
  • Knowledge/Skill
  • New Formal Qualification
  • Presented Paper
  • Publication
  • Seminar
  • Technical Committee
  • Webinar
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Other

Step 4
Put in the name of the Provider or Publisher – this is person or group who organised the training. 

Step 5
Upload documents in the Evidence. 

The types of documents which can be uploaded include participation certificate, attendance list, and statement of attendance.

To upload a file:

  • Click Choose File
  • Locate the file you wish to upload from your local files then click Open
  • Click on Upload

You can add more than one item of Evidence if needed.  Simply click on “Add another item”.

Uploading of evidence (attendance records) is optional. You may find it beneficial to upload evidence as you record activities to save you time in the future if you get selected for CPD audits.

Step 6
Select
your Competence Level – Before

The options are:

  • Familiar
  • Skilled
  • Expert

Step 7
Select
your Competence Level – After

The options are:

  • Familiar
  • Skilled
  • Expert

Step 8
Enter
in the number of CPD Points for the event

Please see the API's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules for all CPD compliance requirements (www.api.org.au/continuing-professional-development-rules-and-requirements)

Please note that points which appear in the RMM (Internal Use Only) column do not count towards your minimum CPD point requirements. They are for internal API purposes only.

Step 9
Enter
a Description of the event. 

Please add as much detail as you can as this makes it an easier process to validate you entry

Step 10
When you Click on the box of the Activity completion date, a calendar will appear for you to Select the Date from.

 

Step 11
When completed click on Save

Completion
If successful a green strip will appear at the top if the page to tell you the entry has been made

Here is an example of a completed CPD Diary entry: