Become a prescriber
ASHM offers prescriber courses for healthcare professionals to gain knowledge and skills for prescribing medications for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The s100 Prescriber Programs provide in-depth training and ongoing support, and other resources include clinical guidelines, educational materials, research publications, and decision making materials.
The process for becoming an HIV or hepatitis B s100 prescriber involves several steps:
Complete the required education or apply for recognition of prior learning: you must complete specific courses on the management and treatment of HIV and/or hepatitis B and pass the post course assessment.
Apply for approval: you can then apply for approval. This involves submitting an application form provided by us. This gets reviewed by a committee or panel, and/or recommendation to the relevant state or territory body.
Participate in ongoing learning: to maintain your prescribing authority you must participate in ongoing CPD education.
Overall, becoming an s100 prescriber involves completing specific education and training requirements, submitting an application for approval, and participating in ongoing education and training to maintain prescribing authority.
Select which program you are interested in to learn more.
Attend the HIV s100 Prescriber Course and pass the post course assessment within 4 weeks of attending. Find upcoming courses in our training library. You can also express interest in being notified of upcoming courses.
Submit the application form provided by us, and establish HIV specialist and prescriber mentor support. Alternatively, apply to receive recognition for prior experience in the management of HIV.
The National HIV Standards Training and Accreditation Committee will then review your application.
If approved, we will send a recommendation for prescribing rights to the relevant state or territory health department.
Formal authorisation will be granted, and we will send you a welcome email with resources.
To maintain accreditation, prescribers must undertake ongoing HIV specific continuing professional development – at least 7 CPD points per calendar year.
Attend the hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course and pass the post course assessment within 6 weeks of attending. You can view upcoming courses in our training library. You can also express interest in being notified of upcoming courses.
Submit the application form provided by us, or apply to receive recognition for prior experience in the management of chronic hepatitis B.
Applications are then reviewed by the National HBV Clinical Standards and Accreditation Panel. Depending on location, applications may instead be reviewed by an appropriate state or territory approving body.
If approved, you will receive a welcome email with resources and contact information of a linked specialist.
Prescribers must undertake ongoing hepatitis B specific continuing professional development – at least 3 CPD points per calendar year.
The National Standards for the Hepatitis B s100 Community Prescriber Program govern the process of training and accreditation of community prescribers. These are periodically reviewed by our HBV Clinical Standards and Accreditation Panel and endorsed by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s Liver Faculty, the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases, and the Australasian Hepatology Association.
We maintain a map of practitioners who can prescribe direct acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of hepatitis C, including General Practitioners and authorised Nurse Practitioners.
To be listed on the map, practitioners must agree to be listed and have completed formal education in hepatitis C through us, or other formal education sessions, or have demonstrated experience in initiating hepatitis C treatment.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can contact us to be included on the map.