G Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Department of Infectious Diseases, Melbourne, Vic. 3000, Australia. The pharmacist`s role in antimicrobial stewardship (ASS) programs in hospitals is known to improve patient safety and quality of care. Nevertheless, many Australian hospitals are struggling to allocate adequate resources to the AMS for pharmacies programme and need to explore newer models of care. The Pharmacy Board of Australia`s drug dispensing guidelines allow qualified, competent and experienced pharmacists to assist pharmacists in “duties in a pharmacy department”. The pharmacy technician workforce is growing and there is a growing interest in professional development and the development of the pharmacy technician role. 3050, Australian. D Eastern Health, Department of Pharmacy, Box Hill, Vic. 3128, Australian. Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. . .