Australian Pharmacy Council

The Australian Pharmacy Council was formed in 2002. Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, the Australian Pharmacy Council Ltd is designated the independent accreditation agency for Australian pharmacy until July 2018 fulfilling the following functions:

  • Accrediting pharmacy schools and programs; intern training programs; and accrediting agencies to accredit continuing professional development activities
  • Conducting written examinations on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia that must be passed prior to sitting the final oral competency assessment
  • Assessing the qualifications and skills of overseas trained pharmacists and international students graduating from an Australian pharmacy program to determine their eligibility to apply to commence the registration process

Current members of the Australian Pharmacy Council include Australian pharmacy professional bodies, academic bodies, the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, and other members of the Australian pharmacy profession.

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