Applicants From Overseas (Except New Zealand)
Requirements for Registration
The APC skills recognition process was devised to enable overseas trained pharmacists to demonstrate their competence to practise according to professional standards in Australia.
Following a review of its examination processes in 2006, the Examining Committee introduced an alternative examination process for overseas trained pharmacists from certain countries that are recognised by the APC as having educational processes, practice competencies and structures that are substantially comparable with those in Australia. Pharmacists that have both trained and registered in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada or the United States of America are eligible to apply for this alternative process. These pharmacists may demonstrate their competence to practise according to Australian standards through a process known as Stream B. For all other pharmacists with overseas qualifications the examination procedure is known as Stream A.
Find out more about the skills recognition process for overseas trained pharmacists.
A. Application for registration from pharmacists originally registered in any overseas country (except New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA or Canada)
Visit the Australian Pharmacy Council page dedicated to the Stream A process for more information.
B. Pharmacists Qualified in the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA or Canada
The requirements for registration as a pharmacist in Australia are satisfactory completion of the Australian Pharmacy Examining Committee (APEC) Stream B process.
Visit the Australian Pharmacy Council page dedicated to the Stream B process for more information.