Implementation Tools funded by the Pharmacy Board of Australia

The tools on this page were developed with funding from the Pharmacy Board of Australia to assist pharmacists in meeting the requirements as outlined in the Board’s registration standard and guidelines on continuing professional development. The generic tools consist of written instruction guides, editable template documents, case examples of completed self-assessment and learning plan tools, and guidance presented in video format.

Guides and tools

Summary Guide

Provides an overview of how to use the competency standards framework to meet your registration requirements.

Implementation Guide

Presented as slides to step you through your professional obligations to practise safely and effectively, and to support you in using the competency standards framework and meeting registration requirements.

Self-assessment tool

An editable template document that can be used to identify the competency standards relevant to your scope of practice (and the extent to which you meet them) as well as any proposed or planned changes to your practice, and to identify your professional development needs.

Learning plan tool

An editable template document that can be used to help identify activities relevant for reaching your professional development goals, and to reflect on progress towards those goals and the impact on your practice.

Presentation modules

Video presentation introducing how the competency standards framework and the tools can be used in meeting the Pharmacy Board’s CPD registration standard.

Step-by-step guide on how to use the self-assessment tool.

Step-by-step guide on how to use the learning plan tool.

Case Studies

The case examples show how different pharmacists have used the tools to meet the CPD registration standard

Example 1 – Mary

Mary is currently employed in a community pharmacy with roles including dispensing and providing professional services. The pharmacy plans to introduce a vaccination service and Mary will be expected to take some leadership with the implementation of the service.

Example 2 – Aron

Aron works in a large tertiary hospital primarily in the cardiology ward. His roles include dispensing, monitoring prescribing patterns, developing guidelines and coordinating clinical trials. He also lectures at the university. He will soon be rostered to deal with more complex cardiac cases.

Example 3 – Sierra

Sierra works as a locum pharmacist in regional and rural areas. Her work in community pharmacies include delivery of services such as MedsCheck and opioid replacement therapy. She also provides pharmacy services support to Aboriginal Medical Services and undertakes HMRs and RMMRs.

Example 4 – Lee

Lee has a proprietary interest in a pharmacy which delivers 6CPA medication adherence programs and is involved in the Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial. He will cease being the Pharmacist in Charge soon, after which he will not be dispensing but will retain his ownership and management roles.