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From high school to become a pharmacist
Check with the university or universities you are applying to about the entry requirements for high school graduates, and whether there are any alternative entry pathways. Undergraduate pharmacy courses in Australia are generally 4 years. This is followed by a 48 week paid internship, making this pathway 5 years in total.
Graduate entry to become a pharmacist
Check with the university or universities you are applying to about the entry requirements for university graduates. There may be pre-requisite subjects that you must complete in your undergraduate course to be eligible to apply for a masters program to become a pharmacist.
Following an undergraduate degree, a pharmacy masters program in Australia is generally 2 years. This is then followed by a 48 week paid internship. Becoming a pharmacist would take at least 6 years via the postgraduate pathway.
Please check with the institution you are applying to in case they have alternative entry pathways, or bridging courses to complete the pre-requisite subjects for graduate entry.
- Free guide to a career in pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Society of Australia career information