Processes

The steps below show the process we follow to accredit you as an ITP.

Our accreditation process

The steps below show the process we follow to accredit you as an ITP provider:

Step 1: Application

Submit your ITP program application along with the application fee

Step 2: Internal review

We will do an internal review of your application to check for completeness. We may require more information if it is not complete. 

Step 3: Site Audit

We will then conduct a site audit to verify information within the application.  Site audits are conducted by a minimum of one pharmacist and one qualified APC auditor.  

Step 4: Recommendations arising from audit

We will then develop recommendations to be submitted to our Accreditation Committee.

Our Accreditation Committee will consider the report and determine an outcome. We will notify you of the decision. If the application is unsuccessful we will give you the opportunity to rectify the issues identified.

Step 5: Accreditation and Approval

If your application is successful, we will forward our accreditation to the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) for approval.  Once approved by the PBA your ITP name and accreditation status will appear on our website.

Step 6: Monitoring

We accredit each ITP for 3 years. During this accreditation period, we will undertake additional quality assurance and monitoring activities to ensure your ongoing compliance with our standards, guidelines and policies.

Step 7: Renewal of Accreditation  

We will notify you that your accreditation is due for renewal approximately 12 months prior to the expiry date. You will need to fill and submit a new accreditation application form and we will conduct a site audit prior to the expiry of your accreditation period.