Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is a two-year program which incorporates an Intern Training Program (ITP) into the first year to allow pharmacy graduates to meet the legislative requirements to register as a pharmacist in Australia then complete a formal, postgraduate qualification by undertaking an (optional) additional year of study.

The certificate is also available to registered pharmacists who wish to obtain a formal, postgraduate qualification. Registered pharmacists will complete the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice in two years of part-time study; they will undertake one core unit of study in place of the units relating to the Intern Training Program and three elective units of study.

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

PG003

Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature requires a bachelor's degree or higher award in Pharmacy from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.
(3)
To commence the Intern Training Program component of the course, applicants must hold provisional (intern) pharmacist registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (or successfully apply within 90 days of commencing the course)
(4)
Fully registered pharmacists are also eligible to enrol in the course (excluding the Intern Training Program component).

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Units of Study table for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including core units and electives as specified below:
(a)
Applicants who hold current pharmacist practitioner registration upon admission must complete PHAR7110 plus three elective units, which must not include PHAR7111 or PHAR7121 (Intern Training Program).
(b)
Applicants who are eligible to undertake the Intern Training Program upon admission must complete PHAR7111 and PHAR7121 plus two elective units, which must not include PHAR7110.
(3)
Upon completion of PHAR7111 and PHAR7121 (the Intern Training Program) candidates are issued an ITP Certificate of Completion to enable their application for pharmacist practitioner registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.