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$)
(effective 1 January 2022)

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

$1310 per request

Updated skills assessment request

You've updated your skills since your last assessment

$610 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$)
(effective 1 January 2022)

Australian Intern Written exam

  • You hold provisional registration from the Pharmacy Board of Australia

$710 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

$1910 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

$2190 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

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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 Refund Policy on examination fees.
  • 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 a reason for the cancellation. Please see the Refund Policy for more information.

To raise a refund request, you will need to cancel your exam appointment in your Candidate Portal. 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

During the registration period, you can cancel your exam appointment for any reason. You will need to do this in your Candidate Portal.

Partial refund amounts for this period are:

Exam

Refund amount

Intern Written Exam

$568

CAOP

$1528

KAPS

$1752

After the exam registration period

After the registration period, you can only cancel your appointment for unforeseen reasons outside your control. See our Refund Policy for eligibility requirements.

We will not accept refund requests after 4 weeks from your scheduled exam date.

Partial refund amounts for this period are:

Exam

Refund amount

Intern Written Exam

$355

CAOP

$955

KAPS

$1095

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