100% Employment Outcomes for Pharmacy Graduates University of Tasmania October 28, 2016 Courses, Featured, UTAS Pharmacy students from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are virtually guaranteed a job after graduating, a recent survey shows. Good Education Group’s The Good University Guide 2017 shows that 100 per cent of pharmacy graduates from the university are securing full-time jobs within four months of their graduation. Anh Khoa Nguyen, a Vietnamese student currently studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), says, ‘The lecturers at the School of Pharmacy are friendly, approachable and supportive and have provided me with a lot of opportunities throughout the course to improve my professional communication.’ ‘I have such a passionate interest in pharmacy now. There is no looking back – this is my future and I know that I am getting the best possible training, knowledge and experience to have a successful career in pharmacy’, says Mr Nguyen. The Bachelor of Pharmacy The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year program. It has a strong emphasis on clinical training, which distinguishes it from other Australian pharmacy degrees. The University of Tasmania is also the only course in Australia that offers a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree that allows you to choose to start in either February or July. The course also features an integrated Honours program, which is available in Years 3 and 4 of the course. This program gives students the opportunity to work with staff on clinical and laboratory projects with the aim of submitting a publication to a scientific journal. Head of Pharmacy and Deputy Head, School of Medicine, Associate Professor Luke Bereznicki, says, ‘Generally students complete their pharmacy degree and intern training here in Tasmania, and then either remain or return to their home countries to complete local registration exams to enable them to practice’. To work as a pharmacist, you must complete a bachelor degree (four years) and a period of supervised practice (currently one year in Australia) and pass the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration exams. ‘Two-year long Post-Study Work Visas are available for all Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates to enable graduates to complete their intern training in Australia if they wish’, Associate Professor Bereznicki explained. Scholarships The largest international scholarship program at the University is the Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS), a merit-based scholarship. If you qualify, you will be awarded a 25 percent reduction in fees for the duration of the course if you maintain good grades. Other scholarship and bursary offerings for international students commencing the Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2017 also include: $3000 relocation bursary for one year of a full-time Bachelor of Pharmacy degree for students commencing in Semester 1 (February), 2017 $3000 accommodation scholarship for commencing students in the four-year degree and Fast-Track (Year 2 entry) program Up to $3,500 reimbursement if you need to complete English programs prior to entry English requirements Tasmania If you’re looking for a change of scene, Tasmania has some of the most amazing places to explore in the world – from our beautiful waterfront capital city, Hobart, with world-class cafes and restaurants to our pristine wilderness and stunning beaches. And of course our round the year music and arts festivals. University of Tasmania alumnus, Dr Tien Ho, who studied his bachelor degree and PhD at the University, said that Tasmania is one of the best cities to live in the world and offers a friendly studying and working environment. ‘I can say it is “heaven on earth” with the cleanest atmosphere, beautiful scenery, a great family lifestyle and a strong reputation for its quality food and products’, said Dr. Ho. University of Tasmania students spend countless evenings and weekends exploring their surroundings while practising their English chatting with our friendly locals. Come and join them while you get one of the best degrees and careers in the world! Sound great to you? Apply now to start studying in 2017! Already received and offer? Accept your offer now to start your journey at the University of Tasmania.