Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC)

The Pharmacy Guild is an accredited Standards Development Organisation through the Standards Australia, Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC). SDAC operates to encourage and accredit SDOs in Australia to produce Australian Standards®.

As an accredited Standards Development Organisation, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is accredited to develop Australian Standards for the community pharmacy sector which is inclusive of the Australian Standard 85000:2017 Quality Care Community Pharmacy Standard.

The Standard is currently being reviewed and updated under the guidance and direction is a Standards Development Committee and Standards Reference Group. These committees are made up of representatives from key industry stakeholders including:

  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Limited
  • Professional Pharmacists Australia
  • Australian Pharmacy Council
  • Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association
  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • RSM
  • Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia
  • GuildLink
  • The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Australian Patients Association
  • Rural Pharmacists Australia
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Pharmacy Premises Registration Authorities of Australia
  • Medical Software Industry Association
  • Consumer Health Products Australia
  • Pharmacy Banner Groups

For further information of Australian Standard 85000:2017 Quality Care Community Pharmacy Standard or the development process please email

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Page last updated on: 19 February 2024