Our Accreditation Assessment Teams (formerly known as Site Evaluation Teams) help us when we are accrediting pharmacy programs.
These teams assess pharmacy programs against our accreditation standards. They then prepare a report of their findings. The Accreditation Committee uses this report when they make their final accreditation decision.
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An experienced team of people who assess pharmacy programs against our Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Programs.
The team consists of up to 3 assessors. Depending on the type of program being assessed, the roles might include:
The team's responsibilities are to:
The team is supported by an APC representative who:
Site visits from an Accreditation Assessment Team are dynamic. They will differ depending on the nature of the education provider.
They run for about 3 days depending on the type of program under review.
The site visit involves a series of interviews. We begin with a general program focus and then lead into a detailed investigation.
During the interviews we speak with:
The main function of the site visit is to verify information within the application and supporting documents. But assessors must remain aware that the aim is to substantiate:
Before a site visit
As an assessor you are expected to:
During the site visit
After the site visit
You can apply to be included on our Assessor Register.
Please contact us for details of how to submit an expression of interest.
All successful candidates will be included on the register for a period of 3 years. At the end of the 3 years, we will contact you about the process for reapplying.
We will notify unsuccessful applicants. They will be eligible to reapply after 12 months.
The number of program assessments we conduct each year varies depending on the number of programs seeking accreditation.
Therefore, not all individuals on the Assessor Register will be invited to join a team each year.
We identify programs/providers that are due to undertake accreditation a year in advance. Once we do this, we contact all individuals on the Assessor Register to check their availability.
We then appoint teams in accordance with our Accreditation Assessment Team Selection Criteria (formerly 'Site Evaluation Team Selection Criteria').
We also request a declaration of any potential conflicts of interest.
Please email our Accreditation Team.