The KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) exam check your pharmaceutical knowledge and understanding to ensure safe and effective practice in an Australian setting. It is open for all the overseas-trained pharmacists who have completed an approved 4 years pharmacy program after 1 January 2006.
Skills Assessment Structure
The process for requesting a Skills Assessment Outcome has 2 parts:
- Passing the eligibility check
- Passing the KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) examination.
Note: There is no expiry on the eligibility check.
Documents for Eligibility Check
Before you start, translate any non-English documents into English.
- Official photo-bearing document (Official ID Card)
- Birth certificate
- Qualification certificate (B. Pharm Certificate)
- Academic transcript
- Evidence of registration (as a registered pharmacist)
- Evidence of your pharmacist work experience (optional)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (optional)
- Agent authorization form (if required)
- Evidence of name change (if required)
Documents for Exam Setting
1. A recent photo of your headshot (for registration)
2. Any special accommodation (if you have a disability or health-related needs)
3. 2 forms of identification (ID)
- Primary ID: Types of acceptable primary ID include: international passport, government-issued national identity card (with a photo and signature), and government-issued citizenship card (with a photo and signature).
- Secondary ID: Types of acceptable secondary ID include: debit (ATM) card, credit card, and any document on the primary ID list.
- Eligibility check: AU$1310
- KAPS Exam registration: AU$2230
KAPS Exam Process Flow
- Check that you are eligible to apply
- Gather your documents
- Apply for eligibility check to sit the KAPS exam
- Wait for eligibility result
- Register for the KAPS exam via Candidate Portal
- Sit the online exam at an exam center
- Receive your skill assessment letter