We accredit pharmacy programs in Australia for the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA).

We decide whether to accredit programs by:

  • developing clear, agreed, transparent standards
  • evaluating programs against those standards

This ensures that program graduates have the skills and knowledge they need to practise safely as registered pharmacists.

Standards for pharmacy degree programs

Education providers meet these standards to accredit or re-accredit a pharmacy degree program. We use these standards to assess programs in Australia and internationally.

See our current pharmacy program standards.

Standards for intern training programs (ITPs)

We accredit ITPs in Australia against the pharmacy program standards.

Intern year assessment blueprint

Australian ITP providers should use this blueprint as a guide for how they assess interns. It provides clarity around who measures an intern's competence and how.

See the Intern Year Assessment Blueprint.

Standards for continuing professional development (CPD) activities

CPD accrediting organisations assess CPD activities against this set of standards. It defines the measurable attributes a CPD activity must have to become accredited.

See our current CPD activities accreditation standards.

Standards for vaccination training programs

Immunisation training providers meet these standards to align with state and territory laws.

In April 2020, we included a temporary change to the standards to increase community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See our current vaccination training standards.

Development of standards for pharmacist prescriber training programs

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has asked us to develop accreditation standards for pharmacist prescriber training programs.

We will hold public consultations and workshops with a wide range of stakeholders to inform the development of new standards. The feedback we receive influences the decisions we make.

See the pharmacist prescriber training standards.

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