The development process


A governance group, chaired by Associate Professor Sue Kirsa will oversee the work. A stakeholder reference group, chaired by Professor Lisa Nissen, will inform and advise on development of the standards.


We have engaged a subject matter expert pharmacist. They will undertake a literature review, environmental scan and competency mapping of pharmacist prescribing internationally and in Australia.


We will consult with key stakeholders to help us develop:

  • the new standards
  • a performance outcomes framework
  • an evidence guide.

Our stakeholders include:

  • education providers
  • pharmacy professional organisations
  • consumers and patients
  • First Nations people and organisations
  • other accreditation councils
  • other prescribing professions
  • pharmacy students.

Feedback and consultations

We will gather feedback from our stakeholders through methods including:

  • in writing
  • in person at group meetings
  • during one-on-one interviews
  • through an online survey.

Project governance

Governance Group members

A/Prof Sue Kirsa, APC Chair

Prof Lisa Nissen, Stakeholder Reference Group Chair

Emeritus Prof Nicholas Glasgow, APC Board Member (Medical practitioner)

Prof Rhonda Clifford, APC Board Member

A/Prof Kirstie Galbraith, APC Board Member

Prof Nick Shaw, APC Accreditation Commitee Chair

Mr Brett Simmonds, Pharmacy Board of Australia Chair

Ms Bronwyn Clark, APC Chief Executive Officer

Stakeholder Reference Group members

Prof Lisa Nissen

Stakeholder Reference Group Chair

HERA Program Director Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland

Dr Amy Page

Pharmacy Board of Australia practitioner member

Dr Sue Martin

Pharmacy Board of Australia community member

Dr David Newby

Council of Pharmacy Schools (CPS)

A/Prof Andrew Hale

Council of Pharmacy Schools (CPS)

Dr Brett MacFarlane

Australasian College of Pharmacy (ACP)

Mr Mike Stephens

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO)

Ms Kerri Barwick

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

Ms Zoe Girdis

Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA)

Ms Kylee Hayward

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)

Mr Flynn Swift

National Association of Pharmacy Students Australia (NAPSA)

Mr Gary West

Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL)

Mr Peter Grimmer

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)

Ms Pauline McQuoid

Medwise, New Zealand

Prof Sharon Bentley

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health and Director, Centre for Vision & Eye Research Queensland University of Technology

A/Prof Bhavini Patel

Executive Director Medicines Management, NT Health

Ms Sok Leng Cam

Practising pharmacist

Ms Sara McCarthy

Practising pharmacist

Ms Bree Armstrong

Practising pharmacist

Invitation positions:

Mr Sean Mutchmor

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) representative

Ms Patrice Harald

First Nations person and consumer representative

Ms Dani Brown

Consumer representative

Project team:

Ms Bronwyn Clark


Ms Glenys Wilkinson

APC Deputy CEO

Ms Claire Bekema

APC Director Standards Development

Ms Kate Spencer

APC Director Accreditation and Assessments

Ms Tiara Miller

APC Administrative Support Officer

Dr Lynda Cardiff

SME consultant

Dr Karen Bettenay

SME consultant

Contact information

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

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