Intern Training Programs
Before registering as a pharmacist, graduates are required to fulfil the Pharmacy Board's internship requirement in completing 1824 hours of supervised practice and complete an approved Intern Training Program (ITP) before they can sit the written and oral examinations.
The ITP is undertaken in conjunction to supervised practice as an intern. These programs help to develop the necessary skills in applying the knowledge gained in university to the workplace environment - becoming a competent pharmacist.
Pharmacist registration became nationalised in Australia as of 1st July 2010, enabling pharmacists to practise in any state/territory. The Pharmacy Board of Australia now replaces individual state authorities. Consequently, many ITPs have undergone curriculum changes in recent years.
Accredited Australian ITP Providers for 2014
- Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
- Pharmacy Guild of Australia
- National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE): Monash University, University of South Australia, University of Sydney, University of Queensland
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
- Guild Intern Training Program (Guild ITP) 2013 (with permission from the Guild)
Other ITP providers
- University of Western Australia (the UWA ITP will not be offered in 2013)
AHPRA, Pharmacy Board of Australia
Sample Health Promotion Projects
Listed below are sample projects completed by pharmacy graduates for the PSA's Pharmacy Graduate Training Course (PGTC) in NSW prior to 1 July 2010. Please note that coursework requirements may have changed over time.
- Health Education Presentation: Osteoporosis
- Health Education Presentation Report: Substance Abuse
- Pharmacy Health Promotion Report: Bowel Cancer