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OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.
This degree will put you on the path to a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or nutraceutical industries.
You will learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities (formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories) and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings.
You will take specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.
This program is to be offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus, using the in person mode of delivery each trimester.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 22-24 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
In order to ensure recency of knowledge, skills and professional competence, the Australian Pharmacy Council requires that students complete the award of Bachelor of Pharmacy within ten years in order to remain eligible for the Pharmacy Intern Training Program.
Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.
In Trimesters 2 of Year 1 and Year 3, you are required to undertake unpaid placements which require full-time attendance at a pharmaceutical workplace on a few occasions. Some placements may be outside the Gold Coast area. Opportunities for rural and international placements also exist.
You will be prepared for a career in community and hospital pharmacy, and medication management. You will also be able to enter careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries in areas including management, sales, marketing, business development, and local and national government agencies related to medicine use and regulation.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited for students wishing to register as a Pharmacist. Students completing the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree will be eligible for registration as a Pharmacist following successful completion of an internship year.
To seek registration as a Pharmacist, graduates from the Bachelor of Pharmacy will be required to complete 48 weeks of intern training and comply with all other statutory requirements.
To register as a Pharmacist in Australia at the end of the pre-registration year, an IELTS score of 7.0 is required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they can meet this requirement.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy may have the opportunity to undertake a Research Honours program.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 32.0||$400.00||$32,000.00|
|2018||Fee Band 31.0||$387.50||$31,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.