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

$1310 per request

Fees are non-refundable

Updated skills assessment request

You've updated your skills since your last assessment

$610 per request

Fees are non-refundable

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.

We are increasing the fee of all exams that take place from 1 July 2024. The new fee is effective from the start of the registration period for that exam.

Type of exam

Book into this exam if…

Cost (AU$)

(AU$) after increase

Australian Intern Written exam

  • You hold provisional registration from the Pharmacy Board of Australia

$730 per attempt

$750 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

$1950 per attempt

$2000 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

$2230 per attempt

$2290 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 made about or circumstances relating to your examination or eligibility check. See:

$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.

We cannot give refunds for any other fees.

Refund amounts

You can request a refund for any reason, however they are subject to our approval. You will either receive a full refund or a partial refund, depending on the timing of the cancellation.

Full refunds: up to 5 days prior to the exam session.

Partial refunds: from 5 days prior to the exam session and within 4 weeks after the exam session.

We will not accept refund requests 4 weeks after your exam session ends. For more information see our Refund Policy.

Partial refund amounts are:

Exam

Refund amount

Intern Written Exam

$541

CAOP

$1741

KAPS

$1776

Refund process

To raise a refund request, you will need to cancel your exam appointment in your Candidate Portal. We will not accept phone requests.

You will need to provide a reason for the cancellation. Supporting documents are not required unless under special circumstances such as COVID-19.

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

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