Browse below for some resources and tips for
seeking employment in pharmacy and links to
pharmacy jobs and Australian pharmacy groups.
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|
Telephone: 1800 357 001
Mobile: 0414 666 456
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.
Telephone: 1800 429 829 or 07 5509 5800
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.
Telephone: 1300 505 247
Address: PO Box 2053 Rowville, VIC 3178
|Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Job Board|
Australia’s longest running complete online pharmacy locum and employment service
Telephone: 0404 397 352
|My Health Career|
Check their website and subscribe to their newsletter to stay up-to-date about careers in the health care industry
Career networking, healthcare and medical job matching
|Seek Job Search|
|Jora Job Search|
|Indeed Job Search|
|Barwon Health Careers|
|Monash Health Careers|
|Pharmacy Guild – Intern positions |
Telephone: 1300 761 239
|Terry White Chemmart|
|Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist|
All jobs for both groups listed at:
Apply directly to pharmacies for advertised positions.
|Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) 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
|Blooms the Chemist|
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.
|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|
As of March 2022, Raven’s Recruitment is currently offering free pharmacy career consultations from experienced pharmacy recruiters. See here for more information.
|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|
The Pharmacy Council (APC) in general has a lot of information and guidelines that may help you.
*Due to the impact of COVID-19 and critical skills shortages in Australia, the Australian Government has introduced new Migrant Skills Incentives as of the 28th of February 2022. As part of this, APC will offer a free skills assessment for eligible migrants.*
APC has a dedicated international skills team to help pharmacists who qualified outside of Australia to live and work in Australia.
Phone: +61 2 6188 4288 – choose Option 1
For more information about Migrant Skills Incentives, see the government website here.
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|
Ph. 1300 110 161
|NAPSA – National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association|
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.
|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|
|Fair Work Ombudsman|
13 13 94
8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
|Fair Work Commission|
The national workplace relations tribunal.
|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.
1300 656 419 (local call)
or 02 9284 9888
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