Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program

SHPA coordinates applications and efficiently, transparently and fairly matches candidates for Victorian Government subsidised internships as well as a number of Victorian public hospital funded internships.

100 Department of Health and Human Services and some Victorian hospital-funded pharmacy internships will be available in 2023 through the matching process. 

Public and private hospital pharmacies fund additional internships from time to time and advertise positions on hospital or health service websites, local government careers websites, through Seek or on SHPA’s Jobs board.

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Key Dates - Round one applications:

Thursday 2 June – 7.00 to 8.00pm AEST

Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internships: hospital information (Zoom webinar)

Thursday 9 June - 7.00 to 8.00pm AEST

Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internships: information for students (Zoom webinar).

Registration link: https://shpa.org.au/event/victorian-hospital-pharmacy-internships

Tuesday 28th June - 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Tuesday 28th  June Zoom Session  -  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84488815629?pwd=Qk5TQ0ZrSkUvYUw1MzZiMmVPTm1hUT09

Meeting ID: 844 8881 5629   Passcode: 824541

Participating Hospital list

Thursday 30th June - 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Thursday 30th June Zoom Sessionhttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/83958975901?pwd=Si9Eb2Q0ZkVZMTBTbktkZUlyMFZnQT09

Meeting ID: 839 5897 5901  Passcode: 534841

Participating Hospital list

9.00am, Monday 18 July

Open - Intern applications

11.59pm, Monday 1 August

Close - Intern applications

By C.O.B Friday 5 August

Students sent VidCruiter link to record pre-interview questions and upload CVs, cover letter, etc

By 11.59pm, Tuesday 9 August

Students complete pre-interview questions and CV upload.

Thursday 11 August to Thursday 8 September

Hospital’s interview and select candidates.

Monday 29 August to Friday 9 September

Online submission period for students to rank their final preference list of hospitals.

By C.O.B Thursday 22 September

Students notified of the outcome of their application.


Frequently Asked Questions.

Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internship Program Guidelines for Students.

Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program Guide for Hospitals.


How to apply and eligibility 

  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2022 a registrable pharmacy degree at a Victorian university, are eligible to apply for all positions – i.e. positions funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and positions funded by hospitals (non-DHHS).
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2022 a registrable pharmacy degree outside
    Victoria, are eligible to apply for non-DHHS funded positions, but will only be considered for DHHS-funded positions after two rounds of matching.
  • Applicants who are NOT an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident can apply for non-DHHS-funded positions; they are not eligible to apply for DHHS-funded positions.
  • Students will be required to supply a cover letter and CV for their two equal first preference hospitals.
  • Students should add vicintern@shpa.org.au to their email safe sender list, as all emails will be sent from this address.

To contact SHPA about the Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program, email vicintern@shpa.org.au.


SHPA Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Information session


Interested in being a hospital pharmacy intern?

Eligibility 

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2022 a registrable pharmacy degree at a Victorian university, are eligible to apply for all positions, i.e. positions funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and positions funded by hospitals (non-DHHS).

Applicants who fall into either of the two eligibility categories below may need to provide a Skills Assessment letter from the Australian Pharmacy Council to confirm their eligibility to work in Australia. 

Required

The Skills Assessment letter is required if you completed your pharmacy qualification in any country other than Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA. Your Skills Assessment letter will be required as part of your application when applying to the Victorian Intern program.

You will be required to sit a KAPS exam as part of the Skills Assessment process, further details can be found here.  Please get in touch with the Australian Pharmacy Council here to discuss your Skills Assessment requirements.

Funding

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2022 a registrable pharmacy degree outside Victoria, are eligible to apply for DHHS positions (only after two rounds of matching) and non-funded positions.

Applicants who are NOT an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident are not eligible to apply for the remaining DHHS-funded positions.


Participating hospitals

Hospital  DHHS funded positions Hospital funded positions Total positions available
Albury Wodonga Health Service 2 2
Alfred Health 7 7
Austin Health 7 7
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1 1
Ballarat Health Services 3 3
Barwon Health 6 6
Bass Coast Health 1 1
Benalla Health 1 1
Bendigo Health 2 2
Cabrini Health 2 2
Central Gippsland Health Service 1 1
Eastern Health 5 1 6
Echuca Regional Health 2 2
Goulburn Valley Health 1 1
Grampians Regional 1 1
Grampians Health - Horsham 2 2
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3 3
Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital) 2 2
Mildura Base Hospital 1 1
Monash Health 11 2 13
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1 2 3
Northern-Health 5 5
Peninsula Health 4 4
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 2 1 3
South West Healthcare, Warrnambool 1 1
St Vincent's Hospital 7 7
Slade Pharmacy 1 1
The Royal Children's Hospital 4 4
The Royal Melbourne Hospital 8 8
The Royal Women's Hospital 3 3
Western Health 5 2 7
Western District Health Service 1 1