Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Programs in Australia and New Zealand 2020

Effective from 1 January 2020

Download the Accreditation Standards (32 pages PDF)

This document describes the accreditation standards that pharmacy programs must meet to receive and maintain accreditation. We assess pharmacy degree and intern training programs (ITPs) against these standards. These standards do not apply to New Zealand intern training programs.

The 2020 pharmacy accreditation standards have been structured into 5 domains:

  • safe and socially accountable practice
  • governance and quality
  • program
  • student/intern experience
  • outcomes and assessment

Each domain includes:

  • a standard (statement) outlining the scope of the domain
  • criteria against which education providers will provide evidence of compliance

Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Programs in Australia and New Zealand - Performance Outcomes Framework 2020

Effective from 1 January 2020

Download the Performance Outcomes Framework (27 pages PDF)

This document sets out the performance outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated by pharmacy degree program graduates and applicants for initial general registration. It forms a companion to the accreditation standards.

Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Programs in Australia and New Zealand - Supporting Documents 2020

Released May 2020

Download the Supporting Documents (76 pages PDF)

These supporting documents comprise of three separate resource guides:

  • Evidence Guide for use with the accreditation standards - addresses how to demonstrate compliance with each criterion
  • Guidance Document for use with the Performance Outcomes Framework - outlines possible types of assessment and other activities which may be appropriate evidence for each performance outcome
  • Pharmacy Learning Domains - outlines the content expected to be included in the curricula of accredited pharmacy degree programs

Superseded degree programs standards

Effective until 31 December 2019, superseded on 1 January 2020

Download the superseded Accreditation Standards for Degree Programs Australia and New Zealand 2014 (27 pages PDF)

Download the superseded Evidence Guide for Accreditation Standards for degree programs Australia and New Zealand 2014 (52 pages PDF)

Superseded intern training programs (ITPs) standards

Effective until 31 December 2019, superseded on 1 January 2020

Download the superseded Accreditation Standards for Australian Pharmacy Intern Training Programs 2010 (13 pages PDF)

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