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Permissible References for the Written Exam

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

  • A concise reference familiar to everyone from university studies. The latest edition may be purchased directly from AMH Pty Ltd or via the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (APF)

  • This handbook compiles various useful resources on dispensing, advice to consumers, clinical notes, clinical and therapeutic information, complimentary medicines, health information resources, standards and guidelines. The 21st edition is the latest version. If you do not have a copy from your university studies, the APF is purchasable from the PSA.

Poisons Standard

  • The Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP)
    The SUSMP provides the national standard for scheduling, labelling and packaging of poisons throughout Australia. It also contains other miscellaneous regulations and requirements. This document replaces the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP).

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

  • Supplying Medicines - What Pharmacists Need to Know
    This webpage contains basic PBS information on topics such as eligible suppliers, supplying pharmaceutical benefits, suspected forgery, regulation 24, repeat authorisations, authority PBS prescriptions, urgent cases, receipts and emergency drug supplies. Many other useful resources are available on the PBS and Medicare Australia websites. Although these are not listed as permissible materials for the written exam, the Medicine Box strongly recommends use of these for exam preparation.

Acts and Regulations

You may bring the acts and regulations relevant to your state or territory into the exam. Please ensure you have the latest copies of these. All state and Commonwealth legislation may also be accessed on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website.


For specific details on the written exam, please refer to the Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Australian Pharmacy Council.


Disclaimer: The Medicine Box is unaffiliated with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, the former Pharmacy Board of NSW, the Australian Pharmacy Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. All information published by us is provided from past pharmacy graduates and has not been verified by the above organisations.