Applications for Round 4, 2019 are now closed.

Following the two-week application period, pharmacists will have four months to collate evidence and submit their practice portfolio via the Advancing Practice portal. View our FAQs for process and submission information, pricing and payment plans, round timelines and key resources.

You can also preview the application form before applying, or have a look at the practice portfolio form before submitting your own.

Portfolio building guide

Assists you with preparing a practice portfolio to be evaluated to determine your stage of practitioner development.

Background and Guiding Principles

Outlines the background and guiding principles for the credentialing of Advanced Practice Pharmacists in Australia.

Competency Standards

The Advancing Practice framework for assessment is based on the competencies outlined with in the ‘National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia’.


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It is anticipated successful evaluators will be required to evaluate around eight portfolios per evaluation round. Practice portfolios are expected to take between two and four hours to evaluate on average; evaluators will be paid $175 per completed portfolio.

Required availability

Evaluators selected by Advancing Practice will be required to attend an Advancing Practice Evaluator Training session (14 May in Brisbane) and be available for planned upcoming evaluation rounds:

  • Round 1: Monday 16 July – Monday 20 August 2018
  • Round 2: Monday 8 October – Monday 12 November 2018
  • Round 3: Monday 21 January 2019 – Monday 4 March 2019
Evaluator applications coming in 2019

Monday 12 March: Evaluator applications open

Sunday 25 March: Evaluator applications close

Sunday 8 April: Sample portfolio reviews close

Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 May: Successful evaluator applicants confirmed

Monday 14 May: Evaluator training day (Brisbane)


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The Advancing Practice program aligns with FIP’s 2015 Advanced Practice and Specialisation in Pharmacy global report and 2016 Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goal 4: Advanced and Specialist Development.

Please note: There are currently no application rounds scheduled for 2020.

Advancing Practice remains committed to supporting the growth and impact of Australia’s pharmacy workforce; please follow Advancing Practice on Twitter (@AdvPracticeAU) or Facebook (@AdvancingPractice) for updates.