Clinical Pharmacy (Aged Care) - P4004

Clinical Pharmacy (Aged Care)

Graduate certificate

Up to 95% of residents of aged care homes experience one or more medication-related problems. The recent Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted the need for pharmacists to work collaboratively with other health professionals to improve medication management. A 2020 report from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia outlines that new approaches are needed to improve medicine use in aged care. This graduate certificate aims to equip registered pharmacists to develop and implement pharmacy services in this rapidly expanding and rewarding area of practice.

In addition to furnishing students with enhanced clinical knowledge, this off-campus, part time course also provides in-depth knowledge of the aged care sector, enabling students to enhance their careers while addressing a national health priority area.

Show more

At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Graduate Certificate of Clinical Pharmacy (Aged Care)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


  • An Australian bachelors degree or equivalent in Pharmacy and registration and employment as a pharmacist in country of residence.

International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must hold professional registration to practice in Australia and have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence. Students located outside Australia must also hold professional registration to practice in their country of residence.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

Level D
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

This course comprises 24 points structured into two parts: Part A. Core studies and Part B. Elective studies. Detailed information and course maps are available in the Handbook.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code P4004.


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

Fees to be advised.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.