Pathway to Work as Registered Pharmacist in Australia on PR Basis.
There is a complete pathway to work as registered Pharmacist The applicant must follow these steps:
Step 1: Qualify OET
First step is to qualify OET with minimum of B score in each of the four modules (Reading, Writing, Reading and Speaking).
Step 2: Application filing to AHPRA to get admission in Bridging Program
After qualifying the English language test, the candidates have to file an application to AHPRA group. AHPRA is Australian Health Practitioner Regulating Agency. In coordination with National boards, AHPRA controls all the Health practitioner activities like Registration etc.
About the bridging program
It is mandatory for all overseas Doctors to complete this program to get registered at AHPRA. This program has duration of 9 weeks which includes:
1. 4 weeks: Theory sessions at campus
2. 5 weeks: Professional experience placement sessions at clinical facilities
Step 3: Confirmation letter from AHPRA
The applicant would get a confirmation Letter from AHPRA for the admission in Bridging program.
Step 4: VISA formalities
The applicants would get three months visa to do the bridging program in the country of interest.
Step 5: Certification
After successful completion of the technical program, the candidate would get a certificate and this completes the eligibility for registration.
Step 6: Assessment by APC (Australian Pharmacy Council)
KAPS: Knowledge assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences examination has two parts
Both the written exams have multiple choice questions and held 6 times a year.
Month: February, April, June, August, October, December.( location only Australia)
After qualifying both the exams the applicants can apply for registration.
The Pharmacy Board of Australia considers application for registration and conducts a criminal history check.
For more details check out this link.
Step 7: PR assessment: Once the registration is complete the candidate can apply for PR.
Duration: It takes approximately 8 to 10 months for complete process.
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