UQ’s Pharmacy Intern Training Program (ITP) provides intern pharmacists with specialised training and skills in pharmacy practice.

Our unique program combines academic excellence with pharmacy practice to provide intern pharmacists the opportunity to build on their ITP year and obtain formal postgraduate qualifications, with the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (GCPharmPrac).

This program is offered in conjunction with the National Alliance of Pharmacy Education (NAPE).

About the program

UQ’s ITP is an integrated, flexibly delivered program with a blended mix of course delivery.

It consists of workplace activities, online self-paced background study material and online group discussions, all of which are supported by interactive face-to-face seminars focusing on hands-on, small-group learning.

Throughout the program interns will develop and apply knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Pharmacy legal and professional requirements
  • Primary health care
  • Communication of health and medical information
  • Therapeutics
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Dispensing, dispensing procedures and risk management
  • Patient interviewing and medication review
  • Drug interactions and adverse drug reactions
  • Identifying and managing prescription problems
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Medicines information
  • Complementary medicines
  • Evidence based practice
  • Calculations
  • Health promotion and harm minimisation

You can read more in the Intern Training Program flyer.


Minimum entrance requirements are a recognised Pharmacy degree, or equivalent qualification in Pharmacy, from Australia or New Zealand. All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia and have an approved internship position.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can view a collection of frequently asked questions here

Further Information

For all enquiries regarding the ITP or Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice, please contact:

Phone: 07 3346 1900
Email: pharmacy@enquire.uq.edu.au

Fees for the ITP program are approximately $2192 (based on 2016 fees).

UQ offers Commonwealth supported places to domestic students for the program. This means that eligible (conditions apply) interns can choose to complete the program with no upfront cost, or receive a 10% discount for full upfront payments (or partial upfront payments of $500 or more).

For further details on fees, visit the UQ Fees Calculator.