RCNA CNE points

Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA) is Australia’s peak professional nursing organisation and is the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). RCNA is a national membership organisation open to nurses and nursing students in all areas of the profession.

RCNA contributes to the enhancement of the nursing profession in many ways, including supporting their members in their continuing professional development and ongoing education via RCNA conferences, workshops, events and through the RCNA Life Long Learning Program (3LP).

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd has RCNA Authorised Provider of Endorsed Courses (APEC) status, subsequently our educational activities attract RCNA CNE points.


 The courses and conferences have been endorsed by APEC number 015041001 as authorised by Royal College of Nursing, Australia according to approved criteria.

Statements of attendance including allocated RCNA CNE points are provided for Better Practice conferences, courses and workshops. They are not provided for self-directed learning packages or QUEST sessions. However you can still log this learning activity towards your national continuing professional development requirements. 

Education type RCNA CNE points
Understanding accreditation: a practical toolkit for homes - 3 day course  
Day 1 7 points
Day 2 7 points
Day 3 7 points
Total 21 points
Person-centred care  7 points
Making the most of complaints 6 points
Accreditation overview 1 point
Assessing the standards 1 point
Continuous improvement 1 point
Using resident feedback 1 point
Privacy and dignity 1 point
Accreditation for consumers  n/a
Self-directed learning packages  
Self-assessment 7 points
Continuous improvement 7 points
Data and measurement 7 points
Demystifying Dementia 7 points
Better Practice conferences  
Day 1 6 points
Day 2  6 points
Total 12 points


For more information on the national continuing professional development standards for registered and enrolled nurses, please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia website.