We've set out the fees that might apply if you're:

  • an Australian Pharmacy graduate or intern, OR
  • a pharmacist who qualified outside Australia

(If you're an education provider or accrediting organisation, see Accreditation fees and charges.)

On this page:

Skills assessment eligibility checks

The online eligibility check is an essential first step to getting your skills recognised in Australia.

Ask for this if…

Cost (AU$)

Initial skills assessment eligibility request

You want to work as a pharmacist in Australia or migrate here, AND you're:

  • a qualified pharmacist, trained outside Australia, OR
  • an international student from an accredited Australian or New Zealand pharmacy degree program

$1260 per request

Updated skills assessment request

You've updated your skills since your last assessment

$600 per request

Next steps

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Examinations

You may need to pass an exam if you were trained outside Australia or New Zealand, or if you hold provisional registration as a pharmacy intern in Australia.

Type of exam

Book into this exam if…

Cost (AU$)

Australian Intern Written exam

  • You hold provisional registration from the Pharmacy Board of Australia

$693 per attempt

Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacists (CAOP) exam

  • You're a pharmacist who qualified outside Australia and you meet Competency Stream criteria
  • You've received your skills assessment notice of eligibility from us

$1845 per attempt

Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam

  • You're a pharmacist who qualified outside Australia and you meet Knowledge Stream criteria
  • You've received your skills assessment notice of eligibility from us

$2110 per attempt

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Appeals and other fees

Type of fee

This fee applies if…

Cost (AU$)

Appeal to APC Appeals Panel

  • You want to appeal a decision we've made about your accreditation, examination or eligibility (see Appeals policy)

$450 per appeal

Appeal to Independent Appeals Committee

  • You want an independent committee to review the APC Appeals Panel's decision (see Appeals policy)

$900 per appeal

Administrative fee

  • You want to request a document from the APC

$80 per request

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Payments

How to pay

  • All prices are in Australian dollars.
  • We can accept payment by either credit or debit card.
  • We can only accept a credit card issued by a bank in your country of residence.
  • Pay securely online for an initial skills assessment via our candidate portal.
  • We will ask you to pay for an examination during the registration process in the candidate portal.
  • You can pay for updated skills assessments and other fees via our APC credit card form.

Refunds

  • You can get a refund for examination fees in some situations: see our Examination Fee Refund Policy.
  • We cannot give refunds for any other fees.

Examination fee refunds

Refunds are subject to our approval. Amounts refunded are dependent on the timing of cancellation, including either:

  • during registration period, OR
  • after registration period

You will need to provide evidence including:

  • the exam fee payment receipt, AND
  • a reason for the cancellation

Please see the Examination Fee Refund Policy for more information.

To raise a refund request, email the exams team at exams@pharmacycouncil.org.au. We will not accept phone requests.

If we approve your request, you will receive a partial refund.

Partial refund amounts

During the exam registration period
If you want to cancel your exam registration during the registration period, you need to cancel your exam in the APC Candidate Portal.

Partial refund amounts for this period are:

Exam

Refund amount

Intern Written Exam

$554.40

CAOP

$1476

KAPS

$1688

After the exam registration period
You can cancel your registration after the registration period. However, only up until 4 weeks after your scheduled exam date.

Partial refund amounts for this period are:

Exam

Refund amount

Intern Written Exam

$346.50

CAOP

$922.50

KAPS

$1055

We will not accept refund requests after four calendar weeks from your scheduled exam date.

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