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 through the 2022 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.
2022 Victorian Hospital Internship Program dates:
- Intern applications open - 9.00 am Monday 19 July 2021
- Intern applications close - 11.59 pm Monday 2 August 2021
- Hospitals screen and rank candidates (Including VidCruiter software platform use) - 11 August – 9 September 2021
- Final preference applications due from students - Friday 10 September 2021
- Students notified of Round 1 outcome – Thursday 23rd September 2021
Hospital and Student information webinar sessions:
- Hospital Information session - Thursday 3rd June 2021 – 7.30pm to 9pm
- Student Information session - Thursday 10th June 2021 – 7.30pm to 9pm
- Online hospital information session for students – Wednesday 30th June - 7pm to 8.30pm - Virtual link will open here at 6.30pm on Wednesday.
To contact SHPA about the Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in being a hospital pharmacy intern?
Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2021 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.
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.
Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2021 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.
Students will be required to supply a cover letter, CV and copy of their unofficial or official academic transcript for the hospital at which they apply.
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