Accreditation of Education Activities

Accreditation is a process by which AOA assesses the educational quality and relevance of courses, meetings, workshops and other educational activities against a set of defined criteria. Accreditation of activities is designed to:

  • Recognise and promote the creation and delivery of high-quality educational activities within the orthopaedic scope of practice;
  • Simplify the recording of third-party activities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points under the AOA CPD program;
  • Promote ongoing learning, self-development and reflective practice on orthopaedic surgery, and;
  • Assist AOA members in finding and selecting appropriate activities for ongoing learning and professional development.

Accreditation of activities is encouraged, but not mandatory. Accreditation is not available to industry-run activities.

For more information about accreditation of educational activities, please download the Accreditation of Educational Activities policy.

Applications for accreditation should be submitted using the application form. Applications must be returned via email to accompanied by all relevant supporting documentation. A non-refundable application fee of $160 is payable upon submission of the application form.

For assistance with any aspect of accreditation of activities, please contact the AOA CPD team on 02 8071 8000 or email

Accredited activities

AOA has accredited educational activities that are offered by third-party organisations and meet the appropriate standards for orthopaedic educational activities for CPD purposes.

The corresponding CPD points that can be accrued under the AOA CPD program will be announced for each of these activities.

For more information about accreditation of educational activities, please refer to  the Accreditation of Educational Activities policy.

The educational activities below are approved and accredited by AOA for CPD purpose: 

Access IQ courses

AO Foundation courses