Australia, NAPSA

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community Pharmacy

Length of training periods

2-4 weeks

Available months and cities

Community pharmacy placements are available around Australia. We will try our best to accommodate the student’s preference, however, this is not always possible. Students can be guaranteed a great experience in any Australian city.

Type accommodation

Generally, exchange students will be hosted in family homes belonging to Australian pharmacy students. Exchange students will be asked to pay 96 Euros (150 AUD) to the host family per week, to cover food and living expenses.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Most positions 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 and Mastercards are both commonly used in Australia, however, the student should also bring cash in the local currency which is Australian Dollars.

Language requirements

Must have fluent English. Additional languages can be very useful depending on the community pharmacy in which the student is placed.

Other requirements

Students must have passed their first year of pharmacy to be eligible for exchange to Australia.

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Generally, a visa is not required for entry into Australia for a holiday (as SEP is unpaid work, it is considered a holiday) under one month. Visa requirements are currently changing though, so each applicant should do their own research to find requirements specific to them.

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 go ahead. Updated on 20/12/2019