Pharmacy Board of Australia
Pharmacy Board of Australia
 

Internships

Graduates of an approved program of study

Graduates of an approved program of study are required to complete a period of supervised practice in accordance with the requirements set out in the Board’s Supervised practice arrangements registration standard to be eligible to apply for general registration.

Applicants graduating from an approved pharmacy program of study in Australia this year must submit an Application for provisional registration as a pharmacist for students completing studies in Australia - ASPR-60 (887 KB,PDF) with an Application for approval of supervised practice as a pharmacist - AASP-60 (837 KB,PDF) before supervised practice may be commenced.

Applicants who graduated prior to this current year or who graduated in New Zealand must submit an Application for provisional registration as a pharmacist - APRO-60 (1.33 MB,PDF) (which contains an application for approval of supervised practice as a pharmacist within) before supervised practice may be commenced.

Interns must complete supervised practice in accordance with the requirements set out in the Board’s Supervised practice arrangements registration standard and pass the Board Registration Examination which is also detailed in the Board’s Examinations for general registration standard.

The written examination is conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Further information can be found on their website.

The oral examinations will be held in each jurisdiction according to the Schedule of oral examinations. An Application to be a candidate for an oral examination for pharmacy interns - APOE-60 (366 KB,PDF) must be lodged by the published closing date for that examination period. Further information about the oral examination is detailed in the Pharmacy oral examination (practice) candidate guide (202 KB,PDF), Word version (226 KB,DOCX).

Information relating to the internship is provided in the Intern Guide (465 KB,PDF) and Preceptor Guide (392 KB,PDF), Word version (556 KB,DOC). A component of the internship is the development of a Training Plan to address the competencies required of a pharmacist.

The sample Community Intern Training Plan (69.5 KB,XLS) and sample Hospital Intern Training Plan (68.0 KB,XLS) can be used as a guide in the preparation of the intern’s plan.

Preparation of extemporaneous products also forms part of the internship. The Board’s Letter to preceptors (22.3 KB,PDF) outlines the requirements for this activity. Interns should consult the Extemporaneous dispensing procedures (32.0 KB,PDF), Word version (44.8 KB,DOCX) before completing the Extemporaneous dispensing product report (33.0 KB,PDF).

Preceptors are required to complete the Extemporaneous dispensing preceptor statutory declaration (36.0 KB,PDF) once the intern has prepared the six extemporaneous products. These forms are to be submitted to the co-ordinator of the intern's Intern Training Program.

A Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacy Interns and Preceptors (453 KB,PDF) is also available.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 27/06/2014