Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program code

1395

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$33,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

077649M

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B or C
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Why choose 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.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1395 Bachelor of Pharmacy (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1614 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time on-campus and in-person mode at the Gold Coast campus

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.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

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 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.

My career opportunities

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.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact AHPRA to confirm registration requirements.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

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.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy may have the opportunity to undertake a Research Honours program.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (1395)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 33.0 $412.50 $33,000.00
2019 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information