Intern workshops in Australia

The Guild ITP workshops are an integral part of the Guild training experience, allowing interns an opportunity to meet with peers and learn in an interactive group environment. The Guild ITP comprises of two, two-day workshops which are spaced strategically throughout the year, so that they may assist you in preparing for your written and oral exams. The Guild ITP workshops fulfil the mandatory Australian Pharmacy Council requirement for interns to attend a minimum of 25 hours of face-to-face workshops throughout the year.
For convenience, workshops are run in all states and territories, and in larger states multiple workshop options are available to allow for smaller class sizes and increased interactivity!
A summary of the Guild ITP workshops can be found below:

Workshop 1:

Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) will be the main focus of the first workshop which will include clinical refreshers on various disease states including case studies and interactive learning opportunities. Relevant pharmacy industry updates will also be provided as well as ‘mock-exam’ sessions (e.g. calculations, legal/ethical and clinical) to assist you in preparing for your APC written exam.

Workshop 2:

A not to be missed workshop! Again focusing on working in groups and undertaking case studies, but with a specific and dedicated focus on getting you prepared for the all-important PBA oral examinations. Interns will have the opportunity to take part in exercises to mimic the four key components of the PBA oral exam as well as benefit from the experienced advice of our knowledgeable Guild clinical tutors in how to prepare for the big day.

“I greatly benefited from both workshops, especially from the group discussion aspects of workshop 2. Specifically, I found the ethics discussions extremely valuable”Alexandra Mantzouridis, NSW 2017 Intern

What will your learn?

Our balanced and innovative content is underpinned by:

– Professional Practice Standards
– Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia
– PSA Code of Conduct
– Medicines Australia Code of Conduct
– Pharmacy Board of Australia standards, guidelines and codes
– Federal and State/Territory legislation

Medication knowledge and counselling

– Identification and management of prescription problems
– Managing drug interactions and adverse drug effects
– Latest prescribing trends and evidence based practice
– Patient interviewing techniques and effective medication reviews

Professional and ethical practice

– Legal and ethical responsibilities
– Practising to accepted standards
– Managing quality and safety
– Patient considerations: privacy, confidentiality and consent

Primary healthcare and Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)

– Effective patient counselling, problem solving and communication in the pharmacy
– Effective differential diagnosis and when to refer patients
– Screening, risk assessment and disease state management
– Optimising pharmacy care for the ageing population

Professional programs and pharmacy practice

– Latest industry trends and professional service innovations
– Community Pharmacy Agreement initiatives and expanding pharmacist roles
– Implementing professional service programs: what employers want

Examination practice and skill building

– Mock written and oral examination exercises
– Real-life patient case studies and team based problem solving
– Effective communication with patients and healthcare professionals

Scheduled Workshop Dates

Mid-Year 2018 Intake Workshops (Brisbane)

Workshop 1: Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November 2018
Workshop 2: Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 February 2019

Jan-2019 Intake Workshops (Nationwide)

To be confirmed – please check back soon to view upcoming workshop times.

Contact us
For more information or enquiries
(Mon-Fri 8:30am–4:30pm)
Phone: 1300 110 161 Fax: 1300 110 819 Email:

Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch

132 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000