Mastering the KAPS Exam: Guide to Fees, Test Centers, and Essential Steps

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Nitesh Viramgama

Embarking on a career as a pharmacist in Australia is a promising and fulfilling journey that entails navigating through the comprehensive licensure process governed by the Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Australian Pharmacy Council. For international pharmacy graduates, the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam is a critical step towards achieving this goal.

Key Takeaways

  1. KAPS exam held three times a year: March, July, November.

  2. No IELTS or English test needed for KAPS.

  3. 4-year B.Pharm degree qualifies you for KAPS.

  4. Take KAPS from India.

  5. Unlimited attempts at KAPS allowed.

Exam Step :

Sr. No.

Steps

1

Apply for Assessment

2

Obtain Stream-A Approval Letter

3

Register for the KAPS Examination

4

Sit for the KAPS Examination

5

Receive a Positive Skill Assessment Letter

6

Apply for Immigration

7

Demonstrate English Proficiency

8

Apply for Provisional Pharmacist Registration

9

Secure and Get Approval for an Internship

10

Commence Internship at an Approved Site

11

Enroll in the Intern Training Program (ITP)

12

Pass the Intern Written Examination

13

Pass the Intern Oral Examination

14

Apply for General Registration as a Pharmacist

Exam Cost :

Description

Amount (AUS $)

Authority

Eligibility Check Fees

1310

APC

KAPS Examination Registration Fees

2230

APC

Provisional Registration Application Fees

226

PBA (APHRA)

Intern Written Examination Fees

730

APC

Intern Oral Examination Fees

415

PBA (APHRA)

Application for General Registration Fees

226

PBA (APHRA)

Intern Training Program – PSA

1950

PSA + 5 Other

Total Investment

$7087

Exam Test Center :

Country City
Argentina Buenos Aires
Australia Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville
Botswana Gaborone
Canada Toronto and Montreal
Egypt Cairo and surrounding areas
Fiji Suva
Finland Espoo and Helsinki
Ghana Legon
Greece Athens
Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong
India Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Noida
Jamaica Kingston
Kenya Nairobi
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Nepal Birtamode
New Zealand Auckland and Wellington
Oman Muscat
Pakistan Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and surrounding areas
Peru Lima
Philippines Manila
Poland Krakow
Qatar Doha
Saudi Arabia Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
Singapore Singapore
Spain Madrid
South Africa Johannesburg, Cape Town
Sri Lanka Colombo and Western Province
Taiwan Kaohsiung, Taipei City
Thailand Bangkok
Türkiye Istanbul
United Arab Emirates Dubai and surrounding areas
United Kingdom London
Zimbabwe Harare

In conclusion, the journey to becoming a licensed pharmacist in Australia is a structured and comprehensive process that ensures only qualified individuals are able to practice within the healthcare system.

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Author Nitesh Viramgama

I am a dynamic Clinical Pharmacist, Researcher, Career Coach, Visa Guidance Expert, Mentor, Entrepreneur, and a firm believer in the '7-Year Rule' philosophy. My educational journey at Curtin University of Technology, Australia, equipped me with expertise in clinical pharmacy and research, leading to a successful career as a registered pharmacist.

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