Framework for accreditation requirements for the safe and effective use of medicines

Public Consultation
1 April 2019 – The consultation period has now closed. The Forum is now finalising its response to the feedback received.

The Forum has been undertaking a project to ensure all graduates of entry-level health practitioner programs are educated to a foundational level in the safe and effective use of medicines, as appropriate to their scope of practice. To achieve this aim, the Forum has developed a framework for accreditation requirements for the safe and effective use of medicines, which is proposed for adoption across the professions. The Forum is seeking stakeholder views on the proposed framework, which is presented along with a set of consultation questions in the discussion document.

The Forum is inviting public submissions during the six week consultation period from Tuesday 9 October to Tuesday 20 November. Submissions can be made via an online survey tool, email, or post, as follows:

  • To make a submission via the online survey tool, please click here
  • To make a submission via email or post, please complete the response cover sheet and append it to your submission so the Forum is able to contact your organisation if it has any questions about your comments, and is able to understand your comments in context. Submissions can then be sent via email to the Forum Secretariat at, or via post to PO Box 4810, Kingston, ACT 2604.

Profession-specific contact details are provided on the back of the cover sheet to direct any questions you might have regarding what the project means for accreditation of education programs.
The Forum will not make stakeholder submissions public, but will make a summary of themes from the consultation available on the website. The stakeholder submissions received will be considered by the Forum’s Working Party and through the Forum.

If you would like any additional information regarding this initiative, please contact the Forum Secretariat


Joint meetings accreditation authorities, national boards and AHPRA

The National Boards, Accreditation Authorities and AHPRA held a joint meeting to discuss the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in Melbourne on 1 December 2015 and have released a joint statement regarding discussions.

Read the full press release May 2016

Each year, National Board Chairs and Executive Officers, Accreditation Council Chairs and CEOs and representatives of AHPRA meet to discuss accreditation issues of common interest.

The Accreditation Liaison Group (ALG), comprising representatives of National Boards, Accreditation Councils and AHPRA, is responsible for planning the joint meetings. The 2013 joint meeting was a workshop on accreditation and health workforce reform.

Read the full 2013 Joint Meeting Summary August 2013



A workshop report from the Interprofessional learning workshop has been released called Workshop Report: Collaborating for Patient Care – Interprofessional Learning for Interprofessional Practice.

Read the full report April 2016