Work or trek in Australia overseas pharmacist should get registered in Pharmacy Council Australia. For getting registration overseas, the pharmacist can opt three ways, one is complete Australian Pharmacy Council Examination systems, second is getting enrollment in bachelor of pharmacy course in an Australian university where students may get some credit meant on their previous study. The third option is to upgrade current Pharmacy degree from graduation to Masters (Masters in Pharmacy Graduate entry) The Australian Pharmacy Examining Committee (APEC) is a standing committee of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). APEC (also known as the Examining Committee) assists overseas-trained pharmacists to get a registration to practice as a pharmacist in Australia and clear kaps exam
How to register as a pharmacist (Foreign Graduates i.e out of Australia, graduates)
An introductory assessment of a candidate’s qualifications and associated documents is undertaken to ascertain an applicant’s eligibility to undertake the APC examination procedure, Fees for Eligibility assessment is AUD: 500.
English Language Requirements:
Language requirements are based on either the Occupational English Test (OET) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in all four elements of the OET or an overall Band score of 7 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components) at the Academic level of IELTS is an essential requirement for enrollment in the APC Stage I
Stage I Examination: (KAPS)
The Stage I Examination consists of two papers of multiple choice questions covering pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and physiology, and therapeutics. It is held in Australia and overseas in March and September each year.A skills assessment letter for migration purposes is issued after successful completion of the Stage I Examination. Fees for this exam is AUD: 1600
Successful candidates in the Stage I Examination are interviewed by the suitable Examining Committee state/territory representative and a member of the associated registering authority to discuss the requirements for the Stage II Examination, the period of superintended practice that must be completed, and any other formal training requirements of the registering authority. The interview is held in Australia prior to undertaking a supervised practice placement.
Supervised practice is a period of practical experience of up to 2000 hours offered in an Australian community pharmacy and/or hospital pharmacy department under the surveillance of an Australian registered pharmacist.
Stage II Examination:
The Stage II Examination has written, practical and oral segments covering the practice of pharmacy and must be endeavored in the state/territory in which the supervised practice was undertaken. The examination is held in all Australian states and territories. Fees for this test is AUD: 1950 and supplementary paper Written $275 Practical AUD550, Oral $360 respectively.
Candidates who have successfully completed the examination process are issued with an APC certificate, which entitles the candidate to apply for registration with any of the Australian pharmacy registering professionals and explore job opportunities in Australia. The APC certificate is recognized by all the pharmacy registering authorities in Australia
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