shpaclinCAT is the SHPA clinical Competency Assessment Tool; a competency framework designed to support the professional development of Australian pharmacists.

A competency framework is a collection of competencies that are considered to be essential to effective performance. Competency frameworks can be used to support a range of different things. Typically, they are used to help with:

  • training and development
  • recruitment
  • performance review

Competency frameworks like shpaclinCAT benefit individual pharmacists, pharmacy departments, consumers and the profession by raising the standards and consistency of pharmacy practice, providing a quality assurance for pharmacy practice, identifying inadequacies in systems and processes, identifying professional development needs of pharmacists, and more.

The shpaclinCAT assessment tool includes a collection of activities defined by national standards of clinical pharmacy practice that may be expected of a pharmacist practising at the general level.

SHPA convenes shpaclinCAT seminars to train pharmacists as shpaclinCAT evaluators.  As an evaluator you are equipped to perform shpaclinCAT assessments.

Click here to find and register for upcoming shpaclinCAT seminars.