Study period 2 (1st half of the year)
Study period 5 (2nd half of the year)


Four compulsory face-to-face seminars 




Must be an international student undertaking their Australian Pre-Registration (Intern) Training Program. A high level of English is also necessary.


Full course (international): $2,550

Full course (domestic): $2,152


City East Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide

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Course overview

The Pharmacy Intern Training Program (ITP) of the University of South Australia provides intern pharmacists with specialised training and skills in pharmacy practice. It is the only program that offers a unique mix of academic excellence and contemporary pharmacy practice and gives intern pharmacists the choice to build on a base program to obtain postgraduate University qualifications highly respected in the workplace.

The UniSA ITP is an integrated, flexibly delivered program with a blended mix of course delivery that allows you to learn at your own pace. It consists of workplace activities, online self-paced background study material and group online discussions, all of which are supported by interactive face-to-face seminars focussing on small-group learning. Your preceptor is also supported with regular communications, access to program material and support.

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Why the Pharmacy Intern Training Program?

UniSA is offering students who are undertaking the Pharmacy Intern Training Program the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate Pharmacy Practice by completing an additional 9 units of study.

These units can be chosen from the list of courses that comprise the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

With the market becoming more and more competitive, it is becoming increasingly important to have an edge over the competition. Completing a postgraduate degree at University is highly respected and can give that edge to pharmacists seeking career progression and commensurate remuneration.

Individual benefits

  • Receive the knowledge, skills and attributes which meet all functional areas necessary to commence unsupervised practice as a competent registered pharmacist
  • Learn what it takes to progress from intern to registered pharmacists


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Course structure

All courses offered within the UniSA Pharmacy Intern Program are also foundation courses for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

A major focus of the program is the implementation of a blended mix of course delivery that includes self paced background study material detailing goals and objectives, recommended readings, online lectures, discussion boards as well as interactive onsite seminars.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice are well on their way to completing a Master of Clinical Pharmacy which can be obtained after a further 36 Units of study (one year full-time equivalent). All Clinical Pharmacy Programs are delivered externally online with face-to-face seminars, and are offered part-time-or full-time.


The program is competency-based and has been developed to address the Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia.

It is intended to provide interns with experiential learning so that at the completion of the program they can apply the required knowledge, attributes and skills to demonstrate competence in the required standards necessary to commence unsupervised practice as a competent registered pharmacist.

How to apply

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Cancellation policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.  

City East Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide