2016 National Competency Standards
Following a comprehensive review of the 2010 framework, the new competency standards for Australian Pharmacists are now available
The 2016 framework consists of five domains covering Professionalism and ethics, Communication and collaboration, Medicines management and patient care, Leadership and management and Education and research. The Leadership and management domain was significantly expanded and includes two standards which are universally applicable to all pharmacists regardless of their role or place of practice.
The first two domains, Professionalism and ethics and Communication and collaboration, also apply across all areas of professional endeavour.
The 2012 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework has been integrated into the 2016 framework.
When developing their CPD plan, pharmacists are encouraged to use the 2016 framework as soon as possible; in particular, for the 2017-8 CPD year.