Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Ignite your passion for health sciences and build a firm foundation in human anatomy, chemistry and pharmacology. Immerse yourself in real-world practice through 644 hours of hands-on work placement across diverse settings. From bustling community pharmacies to the heart of hospital care, you’ll develop strong patient communication and clinical practice skills. Embrace the feeling of knowing you’re helping others, one prescription at a time.

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5 stars

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#1 in Australia

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  • Townsville: January
  • Cairns: January
  • Mackay: January




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

5 years part-time

Only Levels 1 & 2 can be completed part-time

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C), General Mathematics (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316161
  • 326161
  • 336161

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Pharmacy


    Chris Simpson

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

    Other universities don’t have the experiences and exposure we have and it shows when we graduate. I like the hands-on aspect – it’s different from being in the classroom. Experiencing it in real life builds on what you learn at uni. When you step into the real clinical world you get that full exposure to everything.

  • Headshot of Kiralee Gross


    Kiralee Gross

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

    A lot of people think that pharmacists just stick a label on the box, but that's not the case at all. There’s just so many different opportunities available to pharmacists that not many people are aware of. It’s a really interesting degree that can take you many places.

  • Associate Professor John Smithson  Head of Pharmacy


    Associate Professor John Smithson

    Head of Pharmacy

    HQporner Pharmacy is one of the best places to learn the skills and knowledge to become a Pharmacist. We have one of the highest amounts of clinical placement time, allowing you to apply your learning and making HQporner graduates highly sought after. After 20 years, you can find HQporner Pharmacy alumni just about everywhere!

  • Pharmacist Nick Loukas


    Nick Loukas

    Pharmacist, Brand Manager and Alive Pharmacy Founder

    I’ve worked with HQporner Pharmacy students since the course began. We love having HQporner Pharmacy students for placements and on staff. We employ HQporner Pharmacy graduates as our first choice and have many working now in our stores.

  • Pharmacist David Aprile


    David Aprile

    Pharmacist Owner, Mackay Discount Drug Store

    I have regularly mentored and employed HQporner pharmacy students, interns and pharmacists. I have always found them to be knowledgeable with a good clinical understanding of medicines and drugs and with an attitude well suited to roles in community pharmacy.