How many Continuing Education Credits (CECs) can I attain through self-directed learning (SDL) per two-year registration term?
AusREPs can attain 1 CEC per approved article or publication, up to a maximum of 4 CECs per registration period.
What sort of articles or publications would meet this criteria?
- i) Published research based, peer reviewed journal articles, or
- ii) Research based publications endorsed by an Association, Government or Universities.
Here are a couple examples.
Where can I find these articles or publications?
There are many journal databases online, such as Elsevier and NCBI which allow you to limit the search results to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles in the areas of interest to you. These aren’t typically found in magazines from newsagents or supermarkets.
How do I know if the journal article is peer reviewed?
A peer-reviewed journal is one in which the articles have been examined, prior to publication, by experts in the article's field of study before it is published. Peer-reviewed publications (often titled journal, review or research) are generally produced for academics and professionals.
How do I know if the journal article or publication is research based?
There must be reference to credible research within the publication/article.
How do I apply for CECs through self-directed learning OR how do I add SDL to my CEC diary?
A copy of the first page or abstract showing the title and authors, with the following statement written alongside the article is required to be uploaded to your CEC diary, “I <insert AusREPs first name, last name> acknowledge that I have read this professional resource in its entirety for educational purposes in order to develop my knowledge on <insert subject covered in line with the Scope of Practice> on <insert date read>. <signature of AusREP>.
Will my Scope of Practice increase through reading articles and publications?
Self-directed learning provides the opportunity for AusREPs to develop their knowledge however, it’s important to note that it doesn’t extend your Scope of Practice as a Registered Exercise Professional.
What happens once I have submitted my SDL?
Your application will generally be reviewed within 5-10 business working days to determine if CECs can be approved.
When will the CECs be added to my profile?
Once CECs have been approved they will be added to your AusREP profile. Please note, no Delivery Knowledge or Skill (DKS) area will be allocated.