Media Releases

2 November 2018 - APC congratulates Advancing Practice program on reaching first milestone
Underpinned by the hard work APC put into the Credentialing of advanced practice pharmacists’ pilot program, the Advancing Practice program has completed the evaluations of the first round of pharmacists credentialed against the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework. Read full media release

19 October 2018 - APC seeking stakeholders say on accreditation standards
We have started a review of the accreditation standards for pharmacy programs and are now seeking stakeholder comments on the scope and direction of the next version of the standards. Read full media release

17 October 2018 - Influencing Interprofessional Communication and Practice: Today’s Realities. The Lloyd Sansom, AO Lecture Series
Join Professor Debra Rowett PSM at the next Lloyd Sansom, AO Lecture Series and find out more about interprofessional communication and practice and where it has the potential to take pharmacy into the future.Read full media release

12 July 2018 - Insights about the future for pharmacy education from LLLP 2018 conference
The three-day conference enabled delegates to examine the trends in pharmacy overseas as well as the future expectations and standards that will be required for education in pharmacy. Read full media release

29 June 2018 - Successful completion of the Intern Year Blueprint
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA) are pleased to announce the successful completion of the Intern Year Blueprint project.Read full media release

08 May 2018 - New Councillor Appointment to the APC Council
The President of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC), Associate Professor Sue Kirsa, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director and the reappointment of a current director to the APC Governing Council. Read full media release

19 February 2018 - APC welcomes new President and Vice President to governing body
The APC is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Sue Kirsa has been elected President for a two year term, along with Professor Iqbal Ramzan elected as Vice President. Read full media release

12 February 2018 – Implementation date of revised competency standards for intern assessment
The Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Australian Pharmacy Council have agreed that revised competency standards will be implemented in the assessment of pharmacy interns in 2019. All pharmacy intern written and oral examinations conducted from 1 January 2019 will be based on these revised competency standards. Read full media release

28 November 2017 - Professor Lloyd Sansom leaves legacy at Australian Pharmacy Council
The future of pharmacy is in the primary health care sector and the pharmacy profession needs to shift from its ‘dispensing’ mentality to one of community care, according to retiring Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) Councillor Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO. Read full media release

20 September 2017 - A Period of Renewal for APC Council
The President of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC), Professor Debra Rowett, PSM, is pleased to announce the upcoming appointment of four new directors to the APC Governing Council and
reappointment of one sitting Director. Read full media release

08 June 2017 - Revised Competency Standards for Pharmacists
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12 October 2016 - APC disappointed about ending National Credentialing Program
The governing body of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) has ended the National Credentialing of Advanced Practice Pharmacists citing program sustainability issues. Read full media release

21 March 2016 - Release of APC Examination Practice Papers 2015
We are pleased to announce the release of two further practice papers for the following APC exams. Read full media release

4 February 2016 - Release of APC Examination Practice Papers 2015
We are pleased to announce the release of two further practice papers for the following APC exams. Read full media release

26 August 2015 - APC Colloquium 2015 - the cake is baked!
The Australian Pharmacy Council's 2015 Colloquium, "The Secret Ingredient: can we turn up the heat on experiential education", was held on Tuesday 25 August in Canberra. The event bought together. Read full media release

11 August 2015 - APC welcomes the public release of the NRAS review Final Report
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) welcomes the Final Report of the Independent Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). Read full media release

15 June 2015 - APC Colloquium - The Secret Ingredient: can we turn up the heat on experiential education?
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) is pleased to announce its 3rd annual colloquium with this year’s theme – “The secret ingredient: can we turn up the heat on experiential education.” Read full media release

25 May 2015 - APC Council elects new President and Vice President
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) has elected a new leadership team on Monday 25 May with Ms Debra Rowett being named President. Read full media release

11 May 2015 - APC Appoints New Councillors
The President of the Australian Pharmacy Council, John Low, is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 directors to the APC Governing Council. Read full media release

26 March 2015 - Australian Pharmacy Council seeks applications for Councillor positions
We are calling for applications for persons with the qualifications and experience to join our governing body as Directors (Councillors). 4 Councillors’ terms of appointment. Read full media release

3 March 2015 - Australian Pharmacy Council releases new brand
Today marks another milestone for the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) as we release a new visual identity for the organisation. This is another step in the modernisation strategy of our organisation. Read full media release