48 months
45400 AUD/year
7661 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree offered at La Trobe University is your path to a successful career as a pharmacist.

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This Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree offered at La Trobe University builds your understanding of how medicines can help in treating diseases, how medicines can impact people's lives, and the importance of patient-centred and individualised care. You'll develop the practical, technical and human skills needed to provide medicines to the public.

Based at our Bendigo Campus, you'll have access to La Trobe's on-campus training pharmacy as well as community and hospital networks. Plus you'll benefit from embedded training in vaccination delivery, mental health first-aid and medication reviews, so you'll graduate well-positioned for a successful career.

Career Outcomes

After graduation, you'll be eligible to apply to complete a one-year supervised internship and take the Australian Pharmacy Board exams to qualify as a professional pharmacist. You can then work in a range of settings, including hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmacy professional organisations, government agencies, pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies or research facilities. Possible roles include:

  • Community or hospital pharmacist
    • Play a vital role in your community. Assess clinical conditions, review medication profiles, deliver vaccinations, offer advice on medication and keeping healthy, prescribe and dispense medicines.
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
    • Research, develop and test new medications and other products, such as foods or medical technologies.
  • Pharmaceutical regulator
    • Make recommendations on drug use in Australia and play a pivotal role in public health and safety.
  • Australian Defence Forces pharmacist
    • Provide pharmacy services to Australian defence personnel in a variety of environments worldwide.
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia pharmacist
    • Provide vital pharmacy services to very remote areas throughout Australia


Accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biology of Cell and Organism 
  • Chemistry 
  • Making Sense of Data
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation
  • Pharmacology 
  • Biopharmaceutics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 069561G  

Subject prerequisites 
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics.
English language requirement
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45400 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7661 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7661 AUD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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