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Introduction to Pharmacy

Study pharmacy and you’ll do more than educate patients on their prescriptions. You’ll be a trusted member of the community guiding each and every person who walks through those pharmacy doors.

From helping babies with reflux, teens with acne and the elderly with joint pain. At every stage of life, you’ll be there.

Study a pharmacy degree or pharmacy courses online and you’ll be entering a profession that combines empathy with science from behind the counter. There’s nothing quite like it. 

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University of South Australia


Food as Medicine

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

Online pharmacy degrees

University of Tasmania


Diploma of Pharmacy Studies

Launch your career as a pharmacy assistant or technician

Gain entry into pharmacy as an assistant or technician, or enhance your employability within the primary care sector with this set of mathematics and science skills.

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Queensland


Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Expand your contemporary clinical pharmacy skills to tackle any role

Focus on evidence-based, patient-centred care. You’ll explore up to date management and optimisation of pharmacotherapy. Gain skills to provide positive patient outcomes within a complex health environment. Taught by world-leading teachers.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Queensland

Practice pharmacy with confidence in an evolving healthcare environment

Advance your capability within clinical pharmacy practice. You’ll work on the skills that provide positive patient outcomes. Explore where pharmacy sits in today’s complex health system. Help patients manage their medicine through illness and life stages.

100% online

University of Tasmania

Upskill as a registered pharmacist

Continue to develop your clinical pharmacy and research skills. Explore medication management for a wide range of illnesses, from cardiovascular disease to psychiatric disorders. Upon completion, those interested can proceed into the Graduate Diploma.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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