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Pharmacy Practice

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes).

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Integrity Policy 2022 and the Academic Integrity Procedures 2022. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register:

1  Course codes

Code Course title
GCPHAPRA-01 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

2  Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time.

3  Admission to candidature

(1)  Available places may be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admission criteria:

(a) Admission to candidature requires a bachelor's degree or higher award in Pharmacy from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

(b) Applicants must apply for, obtain, and maintain provisional (intern) pharmacist registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia prior to commencing the Intern Training Program component of the course.

(c) Applicants with general (non–intern) pharmacist registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia are also eligible to enrol in the course (excluding the Intern Training Program component).

4  Credit for previous study

For units of study offered by the Sydney Pharmacy School, credit will not usually be granted for recognised prior learning older than five years at the time of first enrolment in the unit or course for which credit is sought. For other units of study credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy.

5  Requirements for award

(1)  The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Units of Study table for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

(2)  To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including core units and electives as specified below:

(a) Applicants who hold current pharmacist practitioner registration upon admission must complete four elective units, which must not include PHAR7111 or PHAR7121 (Intern Training Program).

(b) Applicants who are eligible to undertake the Intern Training Program upon admission must complete PHAR7111 and PHAR7121 plus two elective units.

(3)  Upon completion of PHAR7111 and PHAR7121 (the Intern Training Program) candidates are issued an ITP Certificate of Completion to enable their application for pharmacist practitioner registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

6  Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2023, and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2) Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2023 may complete requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.