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.

80 Department of Health and Human Services and some Victorian public hospital funded pharmacy internships are available through the 2019 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

2019 key dates
2019 intern placements
How to apply and eligiblity
Additional information
Want to host an intern?

2019 key dates

  • 9:00am Wednesday 25 July 2018: Applications open
  • 5:00pm Wednesday 8 August 2018: Applications close (no new applications accepted)
  • Monday 13 August 2018 - Monday 10 September 2018: Hospitals screen and rank applicants
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018: Hospital preference lists provided to SHPA and students submit final ranked list of hospitals to SHPA
  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 - Thursday 20 September 2018: Matching student preference against hospital preference occurs
  • Friday 21 September 2018: Students and hospitals notified of outcomes

The full 2018-19 timeline of events if available here.

2019 intern placements

Hospital pharmacy information for 2019 applicants (updated) is your handy guide to hospitals offering intern positions via SHPA’s Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program in 2019. 

Health ServiceLocation Govt-funded positionsHosp-funded positions
Albury Wodonga Health ServiceWodonga11
Alfred HealthPrahran7 
Austin HealthHeidelberg73
Ballarat Health ServicesBallarat2 
Barwon HealthGeelong5 
Bendigo HealthBendigo2 
Central Gippsland Health ServiceSale1 
Eastern Health Box Hill 41
Echuca Regional HealthEchuca1 
Latrobe Regional HospitalTraralgon3 
Mercy HealthHeidelberg1 
Mildura Base HospitalMildura1 
Monash HealthClayton101
Northeast Health WangarattaWangaratta-2
Northern Health Epping4 
Peninsula HealthFrankston3 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreEast Melbourne21
Royal Children's HospitalParkville4 
Royal Melbourne Hospital Parkville8 
Royal Women's HospitalParkville2 
St Vincent's HospitalFitzroy7 
Western HealthFootscray42
Wimmera Health Care GroupHorsham11


Positions funded by hospitals will be finalised by 25 July 2018.

How to apply and eligibility

Applications for 2019 internships have now closed.

  • Students are required to supply a cover letter and CV for their two equal first preference hospitals.
  • To apply, you must either have a current SHPA student member account, or create a SHPA non-member account.
  • Please add to your email safe sender list, as all emails in relation to this program will be sent from this address.  
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete a registable pharmacy degree in 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • Graduates from Victorian universities are considered for first round matching, and second if required.
  • Interstate graduates are considered after two rounds of matching.
  • International students are not eligible to apply.  

 Additional information and resources

Want to host an intern? 

Ahead of potential new positions becoming available, sites should be prepared to demonstrate their readiness and reasons for hosting an intern training program and be able to provide hospital demographics and the ability to support a supernumerary training position.