Intern Training Program

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 credit towards a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (GCPharmPrac).

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

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens. Please note that places are limited and allocated on the basis of academic merit. 

Please note, the fees indicated on Future Students website are for a full-time, full-fee paying two year program, please contact the School for further information on fees for ITP. 

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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


Minimum entrance requirements are a recognised Pharmacy degree, or equivalent qualification in Pharmacy, from Australia or New Zealand.

There is a minimum GPA of 4.

Applicants must also have applied for provisional registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA

Further Information

Find out more about what you can expect from your intern year from fourth year students, interns and the program lead. (PDF, 346.4 KB)

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

Phone: 07 3346 1900