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Mar 20, 2019

Pharmacists Jobs in Australia

Bioplannet India Private Limited is a leading consultancy for medical professionals who are seeking jobs abroad. We are the only company in all of South Asia to facilitate Pharmacist jobs in USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We are affiliated with the best hospitals overseas and have provided placements to about 1000 students and more.

Indians are the fourth largest migrant community in Australia. Better pay, accessible visas and a common language has made Australia the most popular destination for work. From 2015-2020, the government of Australia has predicted 10,000 – 25,000 job openings for Pharmacists.

However, becoming a registered Pharmacist and settling down in this sovereign land can prove to be tricky. Read on to find out more about Pharmacist jobs in Australia and the procedures to become a registered pharmacist.



APC or Australian Pharmacy Council is the body that oversees the registration and licensure for pharmacists in Australia. Registration eligibility for B Pharm, M Pharm and Pharm D certified candidates.

The first step is Credential Verification, where all your documents will be verified to check your eligibility.

Secondly, you will be required to complete the IELTS or OET.

You also need to complete the KAPS Examination (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences).

On completing the KAPS exam, you will be needed to take up an Internship as a Pharmacy Technician for two months.

You will be required to complete a Written and Oral Exam on completion of two months internship.

On completing these steps you will be eligible to register as a Pharmacist in Australia.




An assessment of a candidate’s qualifications and associated documents is undertaken to ascertain an applicant’s eligibility to undertake the APC examination.



Language requirements are based on clearing of either the Occupational English Test (OET) with a score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in all four elements or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall Band score of 7 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components). The OET or IELTS is an essential requirement for enrolment into the APC Stage I examination.




The Stage I KAPS Exam consists of two papers of multiple choice questions that cover Pharmaceutical Chemistry.



Physiology and therapeutics.

Each paper has duration of two hours and requires 50% each to pass. The exam is held in Australia but can also be written in our five centres in India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad). KAPS exams are conducted each year on the months of March and September.

After successful completion of the Stage I KAPS Exam, a skill assessment letter for migration purposes is issued




In this period a candidate goes under training and practical experience of up to 2 months either in an Australian community pharmacy and/or hospital pharmacy. The candidate under goes coaching in the care of an Australian registered pharmacist to be eligible for further processing.




The Stage II Examination (Oral and Written Exam) has different testing factors in written, practical and oral segments covering the practice of pharmacy and is conducted in the state/territory in which the supervised practice was undertaken. The first exam is a computerized multiple-choice exam while the second is an oral examination. The examination is held in Australia.




An APC certificate is issued to the candidates who successfully complete the examination process, 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.



We, at Bioplannet, will assist you with your queries and our services include

Credential Verification process

VISA processing

Coaching for IELTS/OET and the KAPS Exam

Study materials for IELTS/OET

KAPS Study Material

KAPS MCQ question bank

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Certification Courses

Internship Assistance

Placement Service

Bioplannet is the best professional organization specialized in healthcare and we will help and guide you through every step of the process to secure your dream job.

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