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Reduction to QCPP fees

| May 31, 2017

In response to pharmacy feedback and ongoing internal efficiency projects, QCPP is pleased to announce a simplification and reduction of fees from 1 July 2017

What is the new QCPP Annual Fee?


Fee (excluding GST)

Fee (including GST)

QCPP annual fee
(includes one reaccreditation on-site assessment per accreditation cycle as part of the Annual QCPP fee)



The QCPP Annual Fee is a flat fee, which combines accreditation fees and QCPP Assessment fees. These fees have previously been invoiced separately.

Fees for other QCPP services have not changed. A full schedule of QCPP fees is available at www.qcpp.com

What is included in the QCPP annual fee?
The QCPP Annual Fee includes:

  • Accreditation services, including certification against AS85000 Quality Care Pharmacy Standard – quality management system for pharmacies in Australia.^
  • One on-site QCPP assessment every two years, including travel costs*
  • Access to QCPP Requirements
  • Access to QCPP Knowledge Hub
  • Access to interpretation and rulings advice on QCPP Requirements

How has QCPP been able to reduce its accreditation fees?
The fee reduction has been achieved through significant internal efficiencies, including through improved assessment scheduling and revision to our service offering. To maintain this reduction in fees, we request pharmacies accept the first available assessment date offered by the EY scheduling team where possible.

What are the benefits of the new QCPP fee structure?
By including the cost of QCPP Assessment in the QCPP Annual Fee, the fee will be the same in the anniversary year and the accreditation year. Feedback from pharmacies suggests this should assist cash flow and reduce confusion regarding QCPP fees.

How will changes to the QCPP fees impact my pharmacy?

  • The revised QCPP fees will be applied from your pharmacy’s first accreditation date or anniversary date on or after 1 July 2017
  • Pharmacies will have their choice of certification body for dispensary refrigerator calibration. QCPP understands the Cold Chain Testing Centre (NSW) will continue to offer dispensary refrigerator testing services via fee-for-service.
  • Pharmacies seeking additional support may wish to engage quality management services, such as those offered by quality consultants, membership organisations or banner groups.

^ Certification is contingent on pharmacy meeting all requirements of certification, including successful completion of QCPP Assessment, adherence to QCPP Rules and payment of fees.
* Cancellation policy applies. Additional fees payable if assessment cancelled within 10 calendar days of assessment




You can find out more about the QCPP enhancements and how they are supporting flexibility, innovation and growth by;

  • visiting www.qcpp.com
  • phoning the QCPP Helpline at 1300 363 340

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