Course Structure

Your College ITP Experience

The College ITP has been designed with the dynamic workplace environment of an intern pharmacist in mind. A range of learning activities are integrated throughout the year to consolidate and build upon the knowledge acquired through undergraduate training. Learning and assessment activities complement ‘on-the-job’ experiences whilst challenging interns to develop their skills and confidence as healthcare professionals.

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Course Structure

Intern Workshops

The College ITP workshops are an integral part of the College training experience, allowing interns an opportunity to meet with peers and learn in an interactive group environment. The College ITP comprises of two, two-day workshops which are spaced strategically throughout the year, so that they may assist you in preparing for your written and oral exams. The College ITP workshops fulfil the mandatory Australian Pharmacy Council requirement for interns to attend a minimum of 25 hours of face-to-face workshops throughout the year.

For convenience, workshops are held face to face in all states and territories as well as online. Multiple workshop options are available in capital cities to allow for smaller class sizes and increased interactivity.

Workshop 1:

Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) and practicing cultural safety will be the main topics of the first workshop, which will include clinical refreshers on various disease states including case studies and interactive learning opportunities. Relevant pharmacy industry updates will also be provided as well as ‘mock-exam’ sessions (e.g. calculations, legal/ethical and clinical) to assist you in preparing for your APC written exam.

Workshop 2:

A not to be missed workshop! Again focusing on working in groups and undertaking case studies, but with a specific and dedicated focus on getting you prepared for the all-important PBA oral examinations. Interns will have the opportunity to take part in exercises to mimic the four key components of the PBA oral exam as well as benefit from the experienced advice of our knowledgeable College clinical tutors in how to prepare for the big day.

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  • Two assignments spaced out in the year – complete according to your schedule
  • Extend and apply your knowledge across varied clinical areas
  • Discuss practical approaches to day-to-day professional, legal and ethical pharmacy practice
  • Multiple choice questions and short-answer submissions with personalised feedback from


  • Provides structure to the intern training year, to ensure all competency standards are demonstrated
  • Incorporates Pharmacy Board of Australia mandatory requirements for general registration
  • Includes formal evaluation processes and workplace-based assessment tools to support both interns and preceptors throughout the internship journey and track development throughout the year
  • Allows interns to focus on areas of interest whilst demonstrating their transition to competence as pharmacists

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