Join Professional Pharmacists Australia.

Pharmacists are essential public health professionals, and you deserve respect, not a pay cut.

PPA has a new membership offer for employee pharmacists which includes professional indemnity insurance, it’s more affordable than others on the market.

Check out PPA Protect below.

  • Description

  • Insurances

  • Journey Insurance
    Journey Insurance policy provides cover for members who suffer injuries while travelling to and from work.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance plus support
    As an employee pharmacist, you know that a legal claim could be a big setback for your career. Underwritten by one of Australia’s biggest insurers, CGU, membership with Professional Pharmacists Australia includes Professional Indemnity Insurance that meets AHPRA requirements for employee pharmacists.

    What is covered?

    Members are covered for the full scope of practice you are registered and qualified to perform as an employee pharmacist under AHPRA standards – including activities such as medicine checks, and immunisations.

    Our policy includes an extension for Health Professionals working overseas. For example, this means that if you go to the United Kingdom on a working holiday you can keep up your PPA membership and retain the benefit of our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

    The policy will not cover dishonest criminal acts or known circumstances of existing claims against members.

    Click here for full policy wording
  • Support campaigns for respect

  • Lift pay by 30% in the Pharmacy Award
    Your membership is an investment in our campaigns to lift pay in pharmacy.
  • Regular updates
    Members receive exclusive updates about our campaigns, and working issues in pharmacy.
  • Invitations to PPA events & webinars
  • Workplace Support Basic

  • Individual workplace advice and support
    As a member, you can call our team of workplace lawyers to discuss your situation at work. There experts in all matters that you face and work and help you deal with difficult situations.
  • Pharmacy Remuneration Report
    Members receive a free copy PPA’s annual salary report that details market wages and trends in the pharmacy sector.
  • Your Professionals Training packages and support
    Our Young Professionals Team provides career coaching, online training packages, and regular seminars to help you take the next step in your pharmacy career.
  • Employment Contract reviews
    Got a question about your employment contract, or received a new offer? Our workplace lawyers can provide you with detailed advice about your employment contract to help you make an informed decision.
  • Worker compensation advice
    Been injured at work? Need advice on what to do? Our workplace lawyers are on hand to assist.
  • Workplace Support Plus

  • Representation in a court or tribunal
    If you need to be represented in a court or tribunal on a workplace related matter (such as unfair dismissal) our workplace lawyers will provide you with this support, at no extra cost.
  • Wage Negotiations
    In a workplace that is covered by an EBA or collective agreement? PPA will provide expert negotiators and organisers to help you and colleagues get the best deal possible.
  • Addressing workplace issues affecting groups of members
    Got an issue in the workplace that is affecting a few of you and want help? Our organising and workplace legal team can assist.
  • Workplace law specialists available on call.
    Got a particularly sensitive issue at work? Need a lawyer about a workplace matter. Our lawyers are on call.
  • Worker compensation representation
    Need representation on a worker compensation claim? Our team are on hand to provide this support.
  • Financial

  • Exclusive Discounts through Member Advantage
    Want discounts on petrol, groceries and other everyday products and services? With Member Advantage you can save $100s each month via our exclusive deals that have been negotiated for PPA members.
  • Financial planning seminars
    Free planning seminars for you to attend in person and online.
  • Basic financial planning
    Members can access a basic individual financial plan, at no extra cost.
  • Career

  • Individual career counselling with an expert – 4 sessions per year
    Want to sharpen up your resume or LinkedIn profile? Our career counsellors can assist.
  • Career guides
    Access to PPA career guides providing key insights across a range of issues.
  • Online CPD via SHPA
    A quality CPD program tailored specifically for pharmacists. We have a special partnership with SHPA which gives you access to a whole load of CPD points, included with your membership.
  • Published Industry briefings
    As part of the Professional Australia group, you get access to insights into not only the Pharmacy Sector, but other sectors employing technical and health professionals.
  • Certifcate of Professional Practice
    Designed for professionals, this new offering provides you with training on skills such as negotiation, management, giving presentations, interview skills and loads more topics that related to your professional career.
  • Assistance for tribunal representation

PPA Protect

$17per month
$17per month
  • tax-deductible
  • Information updates from PPA, PI insurance backed by CGU that you can depend on.

PPA Assist

$34per month
$34per month
  • tax-deductible
  • Insurance plus workplace advice and support.

PPA Complete

$60.83per month
$60.83per month
  • tax-deductible
  • The complete package: individual support, insurance, collective bargaining and CPD.

The information provided on this website is appropriate only for persons living within Australia. This website, and the materials and information found on this website, only contain general information about PPA, and we encourage you to read all the relevant policies to ensure PPA membership and insurance coverage is right for your circumstances. New membership options available to new members only. If you would like advice on the appropriateness of this insurance policy for your individual circumstances do not hesitate to contact Professionals Australia Insurance Brokers (AFSL 244436) on 1800 800 998 or professional_risk@abcountrywide.com.au.

  • An existing PPA Protect and PPA assist members who wish to upgrade their membership in order to access services available at a higher level of membership will be required to pay an upfront fee equal to three months of the membership fee at the level they want to access before the services at this level can be provided.

  • A new PPA Complete members who wish to have a pre-existing matter addressed by the Association’s National Legal and Industrial staff will be required to pay an upfront fee equal to three months of the membership fee in order to access those services.

  • A new PPA Complete member who wishes PPA to assist with a pre-existing underpayment claim, will be assisted to prepare their claim if they pay an upfront payment equivalent to three months membership fee. Iif they wish to have PPA file the application in the Court they will be required to pay an additional upfront payment of twelve months membership fee.