Pharmacists have remarkable opportunities throughout Australia. If you’re looking to travel or experience the unknown gems of Australia, Aussie Locums have a wide range of regional, remote and city roles that will give you the adventure you’re seeking. Similarly, we also have great career developing permanent roles through all aspects of your profession from newly registered pharmacists, through to partners and managers.
Our pharmacy recruitment specialists have decades of experience in helping pharmacists, locums, retail managers, stock controllers and dispensary technicians grow their career in retail and hospital settings.
As a pharmacist, you have a wealth of remarkable opportunities at your fingertips, regardless of whether you’re in the market for permanent or locum work.
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Some questions you may like answered
We are professional recruitment consultants, with an extensive network of both candidates and clinics, hospitals and other care facilities. We make it our mission to get to know who we work with, so we can find the best fit for our candidates as well as for our clients. Some of our candidates become clients and vice versa, with many having been with us since we opened in 2008.
By gathering industry insights and identifying trends, we can capture opportunities before they even come to the market. Many of our candidates actively choose to work with us exclusively, which further builds on the detailed understanding of their needs which we have gained. By having a talented pool of pharmacists who we have got to know, our clients can be confident that we aren’t just passing on a resume, we are referring a person who we know beyond simply words on a page or a quick phone call.
Pharmacists seeking to work in Australia need to be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA).
To validate qualifications obtained outside of Australia, you will need to contact the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC), who accredit pharmacy education and training in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) and the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ). It is APC’s role to assess the competency of overseas-trained pharmacists and ensure that pharmacists from overseas meet Australian standards in Pharmacy.
Overseas trained pharmacists who want to register and work as a pharmacist in Australia, must successfully complete an APC Skills Assessment before they can apply to the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) for registration.
Your personal circumstances will determine which APC Skills Assessment is right for you. Please refer to the information in this link. You may also be required to complete an internship for a period of up to 12 months.
Correct working rights for Australia:
If you are intending to work in Australia, you will need to obtain correct visa to support your intended stay. You can find more information here:
Pharmacists wishing to head over to the UK for a working holiday, can connect with a dedicated UK based consultant who will assist you with securing work. Australian trained pharmacists are highly sought after so if you are thinking of heading to the UK, it is likely you will have a wealth of opportunities to pick from. Speak to your Aussie Locum consultant to find out more about how we can help.
The locum work in the UK is largely within the NHS Hospital system and can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to break into hospital-based work upon your return to Australia.
You can learn more about the NHS here: