CPD Portfolio Reflection / Learning Outcomes
What is reflection?
Reflection is defined as ‘careful, purposeful re‐examination and evaluation of experiences, beliefs
Reflective practice involves thinking about and reviewing past actions.
Why reflect on CPD activities?
Acquiring information does not necessarily translate into changes in knowledge or practice.
AHPRA‐registered professionals and APD’s are required to reflect on how information acquired
through CPD was used in or applied to practice.
During the ADEA Credentialling and Re‐Credentialling Review, stakeholders strongly supported
including reflective practice and requiring members to explain how they used CPD in the new
CPD Portfolio Reflection Process
Since reflection is an integral aspect of learning, ADEA’s Annual CPD Portfolio encourages CDE
members to reflect on:
1. How learning from their CPD activities was:
a. Applied to their practice;
b. Changed their practice;
C. Improved their knowledge and competence.
2. Their future learning goals and how their learning needs relate to their role and scope of practice.
Reflection and Competency
The CPD Portfolio Points Guide links various CPD activities to the ADEA National Core
Competencies for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
Credentialling applicants are encouraged to consider whether learning from their CPD activities
Safe, effective, client‐centred, clinical care to people with diabetes?
Safe, effective, client‐centred diabetes self‐management education?
An organised and well‐managed diabetes service?
Professional responsibility and accountability when planning and delivering diabetes
self‐management education and clinical care?
Leadership and advocacy for diabetes education and care?
Research knowledge and competence?
Australian Diabetes Educators Association – Credentialling Program 2014