We accredit pharmacy programs in Australia for the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA). We also make recommendations about accrediting programs in New Zealand to the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ).

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, New Zealand and internationally.

See our current pharmacy program standards.

Standards for intern training programs (ITPs)

ITPs in Australia

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.

ITPs in New Zealand

ITPs in New Zealand meet these standards to accredit or re-accredit their program.

See the current ITP standards for New Zealand.

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.

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