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 2025 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.

Applications for the 2025 Program will open in July 2024


Apply here - Link provided when applications open.
 

Key Dates - 2024 

Thursday 16 May 2024 – 12.00pm – 1.00pm AEST (Hospitals) Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internships: hospital questions session (Zoom webinar)
Tuesday 4 June 2024 - 7.00 to 8.00pm AEST (Students)

Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internships: Question session for students (Zoom webinar)

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87586676867?pwd=fXzA82ZeAnNn0zZMoJFO71If6bauab.1

Meeting ID: 875 8667 6867    Passcode: 216578

Tuesday 11 June – 7pm to 9.00pm - Session 1

Thursday 13 June – 7pm to 9.00pm - Session 2
Session 1: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89905856845?pwd=yeGYaOStlVpNaZFrqVuMgrTo7uvx78.1

Meeting ID: 899 0585 6845 Passcode: 216578

Session 2: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89930969468?pwd=lCorLHDZflz7sBxmuy7HDC8dZDGBwq.1

Meeting ID: 899 3096 9468 Passcode: 216578

9.00am Monday 1 July 2024

Open - Intern applications

12.00pm Wednesday 10 July 2024

Close - Intern applications

By C.O.B Thursday 18 July 2024

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

4.00pm, Monday 22 July 2024

Students complete pre-interview questions and CV upload.

Thursday 25 July – Tuesday 20 August 2024

Hospital’s interview and select candidates.
Monday 12 August – 12.00pm, Tuesday 20 August 2024 Online submission period for students to rank their final preference list of hospitals (to SHPA).

Thursday 5 September 2024

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 2024 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).  Those applicants who fit this criteria are Group 1.
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2024 a registrable pharmacy degree outside Victoria, are eligible to apply for non-DHHS funded positions, but will only be considered for DHHS-funded positions if still available in Round 3.  Those applicants who fit this criteria are Group 2.
  • 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. Those applicants who fit this criteria are Group 3.
  • 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 2024 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 2024 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
Barwon Health 6 6
Bass Coast Health 1 1 2
Benalla Health 1 1
Bendigo Health 2 2 4
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 2
Grampians Health 6 6
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3 3
Mercy Hospitals Victoria 2 2
Mildura Base Hospital 1 1
Monash Health 11 2 13
Northeast Health Wangaratta 2 1 3
Northern Health 5 5
Peninsula Health 4 4
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 2 1 3
South West Healthcare, Warrnambool 1 2 3
St Vincent's Hospital 7 7
Slade Pharmacy 5 5
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