Intern Training Program

Pharmacy Intern

The Faculty of Pharmacy’s Intern Training Program is a graduate’s next step towards becoming a fully qualified pharmacist in Australia. Designed to give graduates the edge during the transition from university to the workforce, the Faculty of Pharmacy’s ITP provides extensive support and resources for students to complete all requirements for general registration as a pharmacist practitioner in Australia and excel and get their career off to a great start.

The faculty’s ITP is the only program in New South Wales to benefit from the National Alliance of Pharmacy Education (NAPE) course model, which was developed in conjunction with NAPE’s partnering universities: Monash University, the University of South Australia, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney. More about the NAPE ITP.

Program overview

Interns undertake supervised practice in a workplace setting of their choice to gain essential skills and clinical experience. The NAPE ITP complements this occupational training with a flexible teaching model that involves face-to-face workshops, online collaborative exercises and workplace projects that enhance an intern’s learning portfolio. A total of 1824 hours of supervised workplace training is required to attain professional registration. The Faculty of Pharmacy ITP is structured to ensure interns make the most out of that time and complete the program fully prepared to register as a pharmacist in Australia.

Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

The Intern Training Program is delivered as the first two compulsory units of study within the two-year part-time postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice course. Students who complete the Faculty of Pharmacy ITP will have the opportunity to continue on and fast-track the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice award. This is the only ITP in New South Wales that offers the opportunity to subsequently obtain a formal postgraduate qualification.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the ITP are required to:

  • have a prior Bachelor of Pharmacy or Master of Pharmacy degree from a provider recognised by the Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • have arranged an AHPRA-approved workplace and preceptor pharmacist to undertake supervised training to be completed during the course
  • English language proficiency (if relevant)

Full details and applications

For full details and application information, visit the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice page on the Sydney Courses website.