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4 January 2017 - Phone outage

We currently have a phone outage. For any inquiries please email us at admin@pharmacycouncil.org.au

3 January 2017 - Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017! It's going to be a busy and exciting year for the APC... Read more.

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.

28 September 2016 - System Maintenance

Please note our web portal will be down from 5pm to 9pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 28 September 2016.

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.

27 November 2015 - Changes to Skills Assessment Fees

From 1 December 2015, the Australian Pharmacy Council will be changing the fees charged for Skills Assessments. The new fee structure is as follows:

  • paper-based applications - $1490 per application
  • online applications, where the application is paid for and all required information is submitted via the web portal - $990 per application