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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

  • Graduate Certificate

This industry relevant program will deepen your understanding of contemporary pharmacy practice and provide you with specialised skills to enhance your career opportunities.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
2 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$23,560 per year / $47,120 total

About this course

This program provides intern pharmacists with specialised training and skills in pharmacy practice. The program combines academic excellence with pharmacy practice to provide intern pharmacists with the opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification with a strong practical focus.

The two-year part-time program has been developed to address the competencies required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia standards, as well as focus on learning that's relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. It is developed, delivered and supported by a team of community and hospital pharmacists with extensive practice experience.

During your study, you'll develop and apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas relevant to pharmacy practice, including:

  • Calculations
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Communication of information
  • Complementary medicines
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Dispensing, dispensing procedures and risk management
  • Drug interactions and adverse drug reactions
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health promotion and harm minimisation
  • Identifying and managing prescription problems
  • Medicines information, patient interviewing and medication review
  • Pharmacy legal and professional requirements
  • Primary healthcare
  • Therapeutics.

This program offers a mix of course delivery, consisting of workplace activities, online self-paced background study material and online group discussions. These are supported by interactive face-to-face seminars focusing on hands-on, small-group learning.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Complete advanced-level studies that meet the standards and requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  • Benefit from a program developed and delivered by pharmacists with extensive practical experience in community and hospital environments.
  • Enjoy flexible learning options, including online coursework and collaboration, as well as workplace practical activities.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Pharmacist