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 2 applications:

9.00am, Wednesday 21 September

Open - Intern applications

12.00pm, Wednesday 28 September

Close - Intern applications

By C.O.B Friday 30 September

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

By 11.59pm, Tuesday 4 October

Students complete pre-interview questions and CV upload.

Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 13 October

Hospital’s interview and select candidates.

By C.O.B Thursday 20 October

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