Date: 13 April 2022
The Australasian College of Pharmacy and Guild Learning and Development (GuildEd) have formed a strategic partnership to take the pharmacy industry’s education and training to new heights.
The announcement was made by the Australasian College of Pharmacy President, Ms. Michelle Bou-Samra, who said that the strategic partnership would support pharmacists and pharmacy assistants to reach new heights in their careers through a modernised and diverse education and training offering.
“From the former Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management (AIPM) and Australian College of Pharmacy Practice (ACPP), to the College, we’ve continually evolved over 40 years to meet the needs of the pharmacy profession,” Ms Bou-Samra said.
“The evolution continues today with the birth of this exciting new strategic partnership between the College and GuildEd.
“The partnership will simplify the education journey by enabling the entire pharmacy industry so everyone can easily access their education and training through one leading provider, at any stage of their career.
“Great partnerships take time to build, and over the coming months GuildEd will combine its continuous professional development services with that of the college on a new, more contemporary learning management system.
“We look forward to keeping the industry updated.”
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, Trent Twomey, said that the College and GuildEd had discussed this partnership for some months with the aim of delivering additional member benefits to both organisations.
“Education and training are life’s great enablers, raising us up to open new opportunities and enhance pharmacy careers, while locking in a brighter future for patients, pharmacists and their families,” Professor Twomey said.
“By having one leading independent education provider, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants will be able to access world-class education and training to benefit the lives of our patients.
“Over the years, GuildEd users have commented on the need for a greater breadth and depth of education. The partnership will provide a single home for continuing professional development through a new and improved technology experience.”
Contact: The Guild