Employment

Browse below for some resources and tips for seeking employment in pharmacy and links to help you do so. There is also some information specific to interns and pharmacists moving to Australia from abroad.

The following information provides contact details of organisations and services which may be able to assist you as you seek work as a pharmacist or a pharmacy intern.

LocumCo Pharmacy Recruitment & Locum Agency Services
www.locumco.com.au 
Telephone: 1800 357 001
Mobile: 0414 666 456
Email:
 jobs@locumco.com.au
LocumCo has almost 30 years of experience matching pharmacy personnel with short and long term staffing requirements for hospital and community based pharmacies Australia-wide.
Raven’s Recruitment
www.ravensrecruitment.com.au 
Telephone: 1800 429 829 or 07 5509 5800
Email: info@ravensrecruitment.com.au
Raven’s Recruitment was established in 1987 and is a specialist pharmacy employment agency, placing full-time, part-time and locum Pharmacists as well as Retail Managers and Dispensary Technicians all over Australia. For employers and candidates.
Pharmacy SOS
www.pharmacysos.com.au 
Telephone: 1300 505 247
Email: sos@pharmacysos.com.au
Address: PO Box 2053 Rowville, VIC 3178
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Job Board
www.psa.org.au/career-and-support/jobs/
Pharmaceeka
Australia’s longest running complete online pharmacy locum and employment service
www.facebook.com/pharmaceeka
nationwidepharmacyservices.com.au
Telephone: 0404 397 352
Email: deon@nationwidepharmacyservices.com.au
My Health Career
www.myhealthcareer.com.au
Check their website and subscribe to their newsletter to stay up-to-date about careers in the health care industry
HealthcareLink 
www.healthcarelink.com.au
Career networking, healthcare and medical job matching
Seek Job Search
www.seek.com.au
Jora Job Search
au.jora.com
Indeed Job Search
au.indeed.com
Gorilla Jobs
www.gorillajobs.com.au
Barwon Health Careers
barwon.mercury.com.au
Monash Health Careers
monashhealth.mercury.com.au
Pharmacy Guild – Intern positions
www.internpharmacist.com.au/positions

Pharmacy Groups:

Sigma Locums
Telephone: 1300 761 239
Email: sigmalocums@signet.com.au
https://gcr3.com.au/applications/sigma-locum-program-registration-form/
Terry White Chemmart
https://terrywhitechemmart.com.au/about/careers
Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist
All jobs for both groups listed at: https://erecruit1.mercury.com.au/MyChemistRetailGroup
National Pharmacies
http://www.nationalpharmacies.com.au 
Scroll down to job vacancies.
Priceline
Apply directly to pharmacies for advertised positions.
Advantage Group
https://www.advantagepharmacy.com.au/work-for-us
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Jobs Board
https://careers.shpa.org.au/jobs-board/
There are separate instructions for pharmacy interns on a state by state basis
Friendly Society Pharmacies
Go the Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association website  www.afspa.com.au
The Friendly Societies and the number of pharmacies under each organisation are listed under Our Members 
https://afspa.com.au/find-an-afspa-member-pharmacy/

There are many resources available for those looking for work in the Australian pharmacy industry. We have provided a list below of useful resources and articles.

Tips for Job Seeking

GorillaJobs article ‘Making a 5-year career plan’Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘Interview Advice and Techniques’ for pharmacy jobs Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘How to create an effective Résumé and Cover Letter’ Click to read
LocumCo article ‘How to secure a pharmacist job’Click to read
Royal Pharmaceutical Society podcasts ‘A career in industrial pharmacy?’Click to listen
Australian Pharmacist article ‘Transitioning to hospital pharmacy’ Click to read
NPS article ‘You’ve made it to the interview stage… what to do beforehand?’Click to read

Advice for early career pharmacists

MyHealthCareer article ‘Your free guide to a career in pharmacy’Click to read
PSA article ‘Pharmacy as a Career’Click to read
MyHealthCareer video ‘4 different career paths from recent pharmacy graduates’Click to watch
LocumCo article ‘Tips for securing a pharmacy internship’ Click to read
SHPA resources for early career pharmacists Click to read
Monash University article and videos on pharmacy career outcomes Click to view
AJP article ’15 ideas for your pharmacy career’Click to read
University of Sydney article ‘Unexpected career opportunities for pharmacists’ Click to read

Read the PSA Pharmacy Careers Guide below.

Click here for information on overseas practitioner registration.

Click here for information about obtaining recognition for your qualifications.

The Pharmacy Council also has a lot of information and guidelines that may help you.

Below are some websites that provide further resources for pharmacy students and pharmacy interns. Your preceptor may also be able to provide you with resources.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia: Intern Training Program
www.internpharmacist.com.au
Ph. 1300 110 161  
info@internpharmacist.com.au
NAPSA – National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association
napsa.org.au

These articles have some specific tips and advice for pharmacy interns.

AJP Article ‘Making the Most of your Intern Year’Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment Article ‘Pharmacy Intern focus – How Raven’s can help you get that job’Click to read
AJP article ‘How to stand out in intern interviews’ Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘Career options’Click to read
Sydney University article ‘Unexpected career opportunities for pharmacists’ Click to read
Monash University article ‘Why become a pharmacist?’ Click to read
Pharmacy board information on the pathway to registration Click to read

From time to time you may have questions about your rights as an employee. While you can call us for support, there are some services below that can provide you with advice and support. These and other support services can be found on our ‘Useful Links‘ page.

You can also contact your union or insurer for many queries.

Articles and web resources

AJP article ‘5 questions about pharmacy employee rights’
There is also a link to a webinar at the bottom of the article about OH&S: we have made the link available here too.
Click to read
Click to watch
Australian Pharmacist article ‘A fair day’s pharmacy – your rights and obligations’Click to read

Government resources

Fair Work Ombudsman 
www.fairwork.gov.au

13 13 94
8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 
Fair Work Commission
The national workplace relations tribunal. 

www.fwc.gov.au
Australian Human Rights Commission
An independent statutory organisation that works to protect
and promote the human rights of all people in Australia.
It provides information about discrimination and rights
and how to make a complaint. 
humanrights.gov.au
1300 656 419 (local call)
or 02 9284 9888
Email: infoservice@humanrights.gov.au