|Minimum ATAR||80 This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.|
|STAT entry||Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.|
February or July
You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.
|Duration||4 years full-time|
Register now for our Pharmacy Information Evening and webinar on Thursday, 24 May. You'll get a chance to speak to the experts about your options in pharmacy.
The goal of pharmacy care is to maximise positive healthcare outcomes and improve patients’ quality of life with minimum risk.
In your first year you will learn the foundations of biochemistry, physiology and pharmacy practice. Your first year will also cover interprofessional healthcare and you will study alongside students from other health science degrees.
In your following years, you will study pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, antimicrobial chemotherapy, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. You will also continue to develop your pharmacy practice skills.
You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical placements during the course and there are opportunities for you to take your placements interstate and overseas in hospitals, the community or in industry.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Desirable WACE coursesHuman Biology ATAR or Biology ATAR
You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and is the only accredited undergraduate pharmacy course in Western Australia.
After completing your degree, you will need to complete an internship of 1,824 hours (approximately one year full-time) before you can register as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
This degree is recognised worldwide, although in some countries you may have to do additional training.
Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.
You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.
Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.
Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
- This is the only undergraduate course in Western Australia that leads to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist.
- Staff are committed to delivering innovative and excellent teaching to enable learning.
- Curtin has a new, modern model dispensary.
- The curriculum reflects contemporary practice.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Applicants with other international qualifications
Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.