The Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy

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Are you fully recognised for what you contribute?

Is your unique experience and expertise appreciated and supported?

Do you want to showcase your accomplishments as you advance in your career?

 ANZCAP is here to support you.

ANZCAP is a landmark program recognising career progression and specialty skills, enabling pharmacists and technicians from all practice settings to be recognised for their experience and expertise. 

ANZCAP’s recognition program enables the achievements of practitioners to be clearly and concisely understood by their employers and peers, and by healthcare colleagues.

ANZCAP supports pharmacists and technicians working in Australia and New Zealand to track and plan their career toward Resident Pharmacist, Registrar Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist (Fellow) recognition, conferring certification and use of ANZCAP post-nominals: ANZCAP-Res., ANZCAP-Reg., and FANZCAP. View guidelines on the use of ANZCAP post-nominals.

ANZCAP offers a range of programs through which pharmacists and technicians can achieve recognition.

Available until 30 June 2024 in Australia, and 31 August 2024 in New Zealand, the initial Foundation Program acknowledges prior professional experience.

The Independent Program is available to Australian pharmacists across all practice settings to accumulate Learning Experiences (LXs) into a personal practice portfolio to meet requirements mapped to the National Competency Framework for Pharmacists in Australia (2016).

Custom portfolios are now available for anyone to create and share a portfolio of professional achievements with external parties.

Later in 2024, the Independent Program will be available to New Zealand registered pharmacists, alongside Training Programs to fast-track recognition progress over two years and recognition for Pharmacy Technicians.

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ANZCAP is powered by an intuitive digital platform enabling practitioners to seamlessly record evidence of their experience and expertise and collate portfolios aligned with one or two of 46 specialty disciplines, via the Independent Program.

Get ready to be recognised. 

A joint initiative of SHPA and the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacy Association (NZHPA) ANZCAP is a leap forward for Australian and New Zealand health care which has been many years in the making. 

It is a program built for the future in a time of change.   

Start planning and managing your career and work towards gaining the recognition you deserve. 

Access, pricing and more information 

Any registered pharmacist in Australia or New Zealand can access ANZCAP through Direct ANZCAP Membership ($120 per year), register and login at

If you have a currently active SHPA Membership, you can access ANZCAP at no cost via your Member Dashboard. If you have a currently active NZHPA Membership, you can access ANZCAP at no cost; if you have not received your access information, contact NZHPA.

View descriptions of the Resident Pharmacist, Registrar Pharmacist or Consultant Pharmacist (Fellow) recognition levels, including related specialty areas of practice and post-nominals, and associated pricing schedule for portfolio validation and annual renewal costs.

For more information, view the ANZCAP Info Hub and Help Centre, Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at



ANZCAP Webinar: Recognition in Community Pharmacy

Our Recognition in Community Pharmacy webinar will explain:

  • How ANZCAP works and the value of recognition and post-nominals;
  • How to gain recognition through the Foundation Program;
  • Where to find further information, resources and how-to videos to help you get underway.

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