Student on placement at Community Pharmacy in Sheffield.

Why study pharmacy?

Pharmacists make sure our medications are safe, give valuable advice, and work on life-saving treatments. They also behind-the-scenes, protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Best of all, Pharmacy is a diverse, exciting career that can take you anywhere.

Through our hands-on clinical program, we aim to produce the best Pharmacy graduates in Australia.

You’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours. This prepares you for a rapidly evolving health system, giving you the skills to identify gaps in practice, and to conduct quality improvement activities.

After you graduate and complete a paid internship, you can register as a pharmacist in Australia. You could practise anywhere from communities to hospital settings, and you’ll also get the chance to work in rural and remote areas across Australia.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Working on safe medicine for our most vulnerable people

The industry-leading PEP program allows you to put your theory into practice. This means practising in real healthcare settings in Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

When you study Pharmacy with us, you train under professional supervision with our experienced industry partners in hospitals, community pharmacies, general practices and aged care facilities. The variety and quality of experiential learning opportunities will make you a highly sought-after pharmacy graduate.

  • Our graduate job rate is 100%.
  • Get hands-on experience though paid internships.

Pharmacy can lead to a number of different career opportunities. Hear from our students, staff, alumni and partners from across the sector.

Careers in pharmacy

Pharmacy is a great career option if you are interested in working in healthcare or with people, and are confident in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Pharmacists are medication experts. When you study pharmacy you will learn about the role of a pharmacist, how medications and dosages are created, and how medications work in the human body. You will also gain experience in community, hospital and other pharmacy practice sites as you learn how to use medications to manage medical conditions.

A degree in Pharmacy will open up a range of career opportunities. These include employment in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, consultant pharmacy, and reviewing patients’ medication in their home. You could also work in the pharmaceutical industry, in design, manufacturing, and quality control. There are also roles in research academia, in other biomedical sciences, and in the armed forces.

Pharmacy is a professional health career. After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, you can go on to complete a 12-month intern training program to become eligible for registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Career opportunities

  • Clinical pharmacy (in a hospital setting)
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy education
  • Evaluation of new drugs in clinical trials
  • Government regulation
  • Medicine reviews in patients' homes or nursing homes
  • Pharmaceutical design
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical quality control
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Toxicology