Australia, NAPSA

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community Pharmacy

Length of training periods

2-4 weeks (shorter or longer is possible on a case-by-case basis)

Available months and cities

Community pharmacy placements are available around Australia. We will strive to accommodate the student’s preference. Students can be guaranteed a great experience in any Australian metropolitan or rural area.

Type accommodation

We will try our best to host students in family homes belonging to pharmacy students (this might incur a small cost to help them provide you with food and other living expenses). Alternatively, if we can't secure accommodation at a host family, we will help you find a hotel or Airbnb at a cheaper level to meet your needs.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Positions for placement are unpaid and no spending money is provided. Australia can appear very expensive compared to some other countries and students should be prepared for this. They will be expected to bring spending money to cover any social events, outings and gifts. Visa, MasterCards, Apple Pay are all commonly used in Australia, however, the student should also bring cash in the local currency which is Australian dollars.

Language requirements

Fluent English. Additional languages can be useful depending on the community pharmacy in which the student is placed as certain pharmacies will have large communities speaking other languages like Arabic, Chinese, French etc.

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. All other passport holders, regardless of age, must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of Australian visa types, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. You can also browse for and apply for certain types of visas on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website at:

Selection Procedures

Eligible students are selected by the SEO, however, if a suitable host community of pharmacy is not found, the exchange will not be able to proceed. Updated on 28/11/2023.

The information on this page was last updated on: April 11, 2024 13:58