Pharmacists distribute prescription drugs to individuals. They counsel patients on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Pharmacists work in hospitals and community pharmacies where they provide pharmacological information to individuals and other health care professionals.
To become a Pharmacist you will need to obtain your Pharmacy degree from one of the many courses available in Australia. This can take up to six years.
You will need to complete a higher school certificate to gain entry into studies to become a Pharmacist.
Complete a qualification such as;
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
Apply for ‘provisional’ registration. This ensures all recent graduates are registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, which is required for all those wishing to work as a Pharmacist.
Participate in an internship under the direction of a registered pharmacist to become qualified to practice pharmacy.
- AHPRA Registration
- Retail Pharmacy
- Customer Service
- Community Pharmacy
- Willingness to Learn
- Fred Dispensing System
- Commercial Acumen
- Team Work
- Preparing medications
- Developing the pharmacological knowledge