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.


The Pharmacy Board of Australia has undertaken extensive work to investigate the capacity for competent and safe prescribing by pharmacists. They issued a statement on this work in 2019.

Development of accreditation standards will be informed by the NPS Prescribing Competencies Framework (2021) which describes the expectations for all health professional prescribers.

The standards for training programs for pharmacist prescribers will ensure that pharmacists complete an accredited and approved education program and are competent to prescribe.

This project will support future development of pharmacist prescribing models and education programs if pharmacists are given the authority to prescribe independently.

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For any enquiries about the development of the accreditation standards, please contact us at

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