How to become a pharmacist in Australia ?

To work as a pharmacist in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection(Australian Immigration Department).For getting registration overseas, pharmacist can opt three ways, 1. Complete Australian Pharmacy council Examination procedures. 2. Obtaining enrolment in bachelor of pharmacy course in an Australian university 3. Option is to upgrade current Pharmacy degree from graduation to Masters (Masters in pharmacy Graduate entry) Steps: 1.Eligibility Assessment :
An initial assessment of a candidate’s qualifications and associated documents is undertaken 2.English Language Requirements :Occupational English Test (OET) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacists (CAOP) Examination 3.Apply for KAPS
Stage I Examination :
Two papers of multiple choice questions covers pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and physiology, and therapeutics. March and September each year.
Interviews
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Successful candidates in the Stage I Examination are then interviewed Supervised Practice :
Internship up to 2000 hours the supervision of an Australian registered pharmacist.
National Forensics, Ethics and Calculations (NFEC) Examination :
Stage II Examination :
The Stage IIExamination has written, practical and oral components covering the practice of pharmacy APC Certificate :
Candidates who have successfully completed the examination process are issued with an APC certificate, Employment in Australia :
Most of the Pharmacist gets jobs from the Institutions or Hospitals

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