College members enjoy
Pharmacy Controversies Brisbane Seminar

On Saturday 16th September 2017 College members gathered in Brisbane for an afternoon of CPD covering controversial topics including the potential for OTC medicines for erectile dysfunction, blood glucose meter accuracy, medicinal cannabis and the pending up-scheduling of codeine.

The delegates were actively involved in the discussion and raised some valuable points.

The afternoon format was very popular and members said the $99 registration cost was value for money.

College Board member Aaron D'Souza demonstrated his technical expertise by broadcasting the closing panel discussion via Facebook live.

You can catch up with what was discussed by the panel on our Facebook page @AusCollegePharm



Scars - identification and treatment

The College is pleased to announce the availability of accredited CPD on the identification and treatment of scars, developed by Dr Brett MacFarlane whose PhD areas of interest included the physiological and biochemical aspects of dermal membranes and the formulation of dermal products.

The CPD covers identification of the several different types of scars, which patients are likely to develop them, which health conditions can lead to scar development and the evidence for topical scar treatments available from pharmacies.

This CPD is available to all pharmacists at no charge.  

College non-members new to our learning system need to create an account to gain access to the learning materials and a CPD certificate. Click here to create a complementary non-member account and sign in.

Go to the scars module.


 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. 

Design a CPD learning plan. For fullscreen view click on YouTube in the bottom right after playing.