How to Become a HIV s100 Prescriber 

Antiretroviral therapies (ART) for the treatment of HIV may be prescribed, dispensed, and accessed under the Australian Government Department of Health’s Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) Program, which has its legislative basis in section 100 (s100) of the National Health Act 1953.

ASHM’s HIV s100 Accredited Prescriber Course meets the national standards for the training of general practitioners, medical practitioners, and nurse practitioners who wish to prescribe ART. The course consists of two online learning modules, and two days of face-to-face training or four facilitated online training sessions over four weeks. Attendance is free to practitioners based in the state or territory of which the course is funded. Course places are prioritised for practitioners primarily working in community or private settings.

ASHM is the accrediting HIV prescriber agency in all Australian jurisdictions other than Victoria, which is managed by the Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training And Learning (VHHITAL).

To become a HIV s100 Prescriber, you will need to complete the following steps:



To maintain accreditation, prescribers must also commit to undertaking ongoing HIV-specific continuing professional development (CPD) to accrue 7 CPD points. For more information, head to the HIV s100 Prescriber Handbook.

Confirmed upcoming dates for HIV s100 Prescriber Courses will be listed on the ASHM Training Page.

Alternatively, you can register your Expression of Interest HERE to ensure you are notified of any upcoming courses.

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