APC Skills Assessment

Stream A: To be considered for APC Skills Assessment eligibility under Stream A you must:

  • have completed an approved pharmacy qualification
  • be registered or eligible for registration or be eligible for commencement of registration in the country where the initial pharmacy qualification was achieved.

 

Stream B: To be considered for APC Skills Assessment eligibility under Stream B you must:

  • have completed an approved pharmacy qualification/or an approved adjudication process from an accredited institution in a Stream B country (United Kingdom, United States, Canada or Ireland)
  • currently be registered to practice as a pharmacist in the Stream B country where the initial pharmacy qualification was achieved
  • hold certificates of good standing from all jurisdictions in which you have been registered at any time during the last 10 years
  • hold a current senior (or equivalent) first aid certificate issued by a valid issuer (an accredited course provider) in either Australia or a Stream B country.

 

International Graduates of Australian and NZ Pharmacy Programs: To be considered for an APC Skills Assessment you must have completed an approved pharmacy qualification from an accredited institution in Australia or New Zealand.

 

Trans-Tasman Stream: If you are a New Zealand trained pharmacist who holds a current registration under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement in Australia or New Zealand and you intend to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for migration you will need to apply for an APC Skills Assessment letter.
To be considered for an APC Skills Assessment letter under the Trans-Tasman Stream you must hold current registration in Australia and/or New Zealand.

 

Reciprocal Stream: United Kingdom (UK) trained pharmacists (prior to 1 December 2006) who are currently registered with the PBA come under a reciprocal arrangement and thereby can apply for an APC Skills Assessment under the Reciprocal Stream.  On successful completion of the skills assessment eligibility process we will issue an APC Skills Assessment letter which can be used for visa purposes when applying to the Department of Home Affairs.
To be considered for an APC Skills Assessment letter under the Reciprocal Stream you must:

  • have completed an approved pharmacy qualification from an accredited institution in the UK
  • have registered as a pharmacist in Australia under reciprocal agreements which were in place prior to 1 December 2006
  • be currently registered to practice pharmacy in Australia.

 

Updated Skills Assessment: If you have updated your skills since receiving your first APC Skills Assessment letter, you can apply to have this letter updated to acknowledge your additional work experience, qualifications or change in registration.
To be eligible for an APC Updated Skills Assessment letter you must:

  • have an APC Skills Assessment letter
  • have gained additional work experience as a generally registered pharmacist - and/or have gained an additional tertiary pharmacy degree or qualification
  • and/or able to prove your registration status has changed from provisional to general.