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Procedures to register as a Pharmacist in Australia

Procedures to register as a Pharmacist in Australia

The licensure and registration for pharmacists in Australian is governed by the Australia Pharmacy Council (APC). Registration eligibility for B Pharm, M Pharm and Pharm.D certified candidates.

  • STEP 1 – Credential Verification
  • STEP 2 – Complete the IELTS or OET
  • STEP 3 – Complete KAPS Examination (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • STEP 4 – Internship as a Pharmacist for 2 months on completing the KAPS Exam
  • STEP 5 –Complete a Written and Oral Exam on completion of 2 month internship
  • STEP 6 – Register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council

Job Outlook

Pharmacists are higher salaried professionals in foreign countries. The Australia government has predicted 10,000 - 25,000 job openings for Pharmacists From 2015-2020. Pharmacist is one of the professions that is listed on the Australian Immigration Department’s - Skill Shortage List.

  • Salary of Intern Pharmacist- AU$ 30,000 p.a.
  • Salary of Clinical Pharmacist- AU$ 65,000 p.a.
  • Salary of Hospital Pharmacist- AU$99,065
  • Salary of Clinical Research Associate- AU$93,770

One can earn additional benefits by working overtime (locum) while income tax is applicable. These are only estimated earnings and they depend on licensure examination scores, and reports produced by the Supervising Pharmacist during internship.

Best places for Indians to live and work in Australia

Choosing a place to live when moving to a new country is a huge decision to make. However, to increase the possibilities of employment in your respected discipline, one should know which all places are blooming with opportunities. Following are the best place for Indians to reside and work in Australia.

  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sydney, New South Wales


  • Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Hilltop Ave at Prince Charles Hospital
  • Blooms the Chemist
  • Priceline Pharmacy
  • Chemmart Pharmacy