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 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:  APPLY HERE 

  • Students notified of Round 1 outcome – Thursday 23rd September 2021

To contact SHPA about the Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program, email

SHPA Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Information session

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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.

Students must have a current SHPA student member account, or create a SHPA non-member account.

Students should add to their email safe sender list, as all emails will be sent from this address.

Participating hospitals

Hospital DHHS funded positionsHospital funded positionsTotal positions available
Albury Wodonga health2 2
Alfred Health7 7
Austin Health7 7
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service1 1
Ballarat Health Services3 3
Barwon Health6 6
Bass Coast Health1 1
Benalla Health1 1
Bendigo Health2 2
Cabrini Health 22
Central Gippsland Health1 1
Eastern Health516
Echuca Regional Health2 2
Goulburn Valley Health1 1
Grampians Regional Health Service1 1
Latrobe Regional Hospital3 3
Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital)2 2
Mildura Base Hospital1 1
Monash Health11112
Northeast Health Wangaratta123
Northern Health5 5
Peninsula Health4 4
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre21 2
South West Healthcare, Warrnambool1 1
St. Vincent's Public Hospital7 7
The Royal Children's Hospital4 4
The Royal Melbourne Hospital8 8
The Royal Women's Hospital3 3
Western Health527
Western District Health Service1 1
Wimmera Health Care Group2 2
Slade Pharmacy Richmond (Epworth Health) 11






























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