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17 August 2017 - Candidates Portal Upgrade

Our Candidate Portal will be unavailable from 5pm to 8pm AEST on Thursday 17 August 2017 and Friday 18 August 2017 for system upgrade.

03 August 2017 - NRAS Accreditation Systems Review

The Accreditation Systems Review by Health Ministers is now well underway, with responses to the Discussion paper now available publicly on the COAG Health Website. Our APC response is available here

We would like to thank all those who took the time to make submissions to this important piece of work. Professor Woods has indicated that a draft report will be made available for comment in September, before he makes his final recommendations to Ministers on the future of health professions accreditation.

26 May 2017 - APC has a new phone number

Effective from 26 May 2017 APC's main contact number has change to +61 2 6188 4288.

09 March 2017 - Australian Pharmacy Council appoints President and Vice President

In February 2017 the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) Council finalised their biennial election process for the positions of President and Vice President.

The Council is pleased to advise Professor Debra Rowett has been re-elected as President and Mrs Sue Kirsa as Vice President.

Professor Nick Shaw did not seek re-election as Vice President, and remains Chair of the APC Accreditation Committee. 

08 March 2017 - The APC has relocated!

The APC has relocated. Our new address is - Level 1, 15 Lancaster Place, Majura Park. Our telephone number remains the same - (02) 6262 9628.

01 March 2017 - Candidates Portal Closed

Our Candidate Portal will be unavailable from 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 1 March 2017 until 9:00am AEDT Tuesday 7 March 2017.

27 February 2017 - The APC is relocating!

We are moving office. Our office will be closed from midday Thursday 2 March and re-open Monday 6 March 2017. From 6 March our new address will be - Level 1, 15 Lancaster Place, Majura Park. Our telephone number will remain the same - (02) 6262 9628.

28 October 2016 - Intern Written Exam eligibility criteria to change from 1 January 2018

From 1 January 2018, interns wishing to sit the Intern Written Examination will need to have completed 40 per cent of their required approved supervised practice hours by the date of the examination.

The current eligibility requirement is completion of 30 per cent of approved supervised practice hours will remain in place until 31 December 2017.

This decision was made by the Pharmacy Board of Australia in conjunction with the APC. The decision was based on our research and analysis regarding the optimum time for candidates to sit the written examination and is based on data collected by us over a period of five years.

The change in eligibility criteria will ensure interns have sufficient time and experience in their supervised practice to adequately demonstrate their competence.

15 June 2016 - APC sign up to Health Professions Accreditation Councils Forum

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4 February 2016 - APC releases new examination practice papers

Release of APC Examination Practice Papers 2015
We are pleased to announce the release of two further practice papers for the following APC exams:

  • Intern Written Examination
  • Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacist Examination (CAOP)

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15 December 2015 - Changes to Skills Assessment applications

From Friday 1 February 2016 we will no longer be accepting paper-based applications for Skills Assessment. Candidates wishing to apply for a Skills Assessment must do so using our online system.

The first step in submitting an online application is to complete an online eligibility check.

Our online application process is simple and easy to use. Once you have gone through the online eligibility check and created a login you will be able to use the online portal to upload your documents and pay us directly without possible delays in postal or courier delivery.

Paper-based Skills Assessment applications date stamped by postal services after 31 January 2016 will be returned to Candidates unprocessed.