Steps for pharmacists to migrate to Australia // Pharmacist migrating from India to Australia
To put it simply, we intend to enter the Indian market because majority of the pharmacists, are underpaid, and many are unaware of such vast potential outside India, and we look forward to spreading knowledge about such opportunities. Pharmacists often migrate to Australia in search of better career opportunities and employment.
Australia has an acute shortage of pharmacists which is why it has proved to be a popular destination for pharmacists across the globe. Australia invites skilled pharmacists to practice in their country. Pharmacy is a booming profession and a lucrative pathway to migrate to Australia. However, to become a pharmacist in Australia, you need to be well aware of certain prerequisites.
Australia also offers permanent residence to international pharmacists after they’ve practised for a certain period of time and proven their skills, which is another major reason why pharmacists prefer migrating to Australia. Australia’s rewarding career opportunity has always been enticing to students and professionals across the globe.
Check for information about hospital or community pharmacist migration process to Australia in 2023
Hospital Pharmacist registration and migration to Australia on PR VISA
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Pharmacist Salary in Australia?
The average pharmacist salary in Australia is $92,793 per year or $47.59 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $81,953 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $120,045 per year. (As per
Below are the steps you need to follow to migrate to Australia
Pharmacists register yourself with the AHPRA. The very first step is to register yourself with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA) which would require checking the criteria and eligibility and providing coloured copy of the original document.
Step 1: Initial Skills Assessment Authorised body:
Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)
B Pharm/ Pharm D degree/provisional degree B Pharm/Pharm D transcripts/Consolidated Mark sheet State pharmacy council registration (must be registered as a pharmacist in home country) Passport Working experience if any (experience not mandatory)
Step 2: Appear for the KAPS exam
The Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam is an Australian Licensing process for international pharmacists who wish to work in Australia. The Australian Pharmacy Council assesses the candidates on the basis of their educational qualifications, KAPS exam or intern written exam and intern oral exam.
The first step is to complete all the requirements and get registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Once your eligibility is confirmed then you will be asked to complete a full-time internship under supervision where you will be assessed on various aspects. After this, you need to register for the KAPS exam and upload all the required documents. The exam is conducted in 2 steps: Intern Written Exam (IWE) and Intern Oral Exam (IOE).
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Step 3: English requirements for the registration with AHPRA as an overseas qualified pharmacist.
PTE is easier than IELTS exam. PTE is a computer-based exam with different types of short tasks while IELTS is a written-based test with pen and paper and has questions.
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Step 4: Visa options for Pharmacists in Australia after the KAPS exam
As soon as you are passed KAPS exam and completed English requirements, you will have several options and you may apply for General Skilled Migration Visa. Pharmacists visa can be categorized into three types.
What is Australian state nomination visa for pharmacists
You can get a skilled migration visa from the Australian government with the help of a state nomination. The state governments propose qualified immigrants who are prepared to live and work in their jurisdiction and who possess the knowledge and experience needed by the jurisdiction. Under subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa) and subclass 491, state sponsorship (Regional Sponsored Visa). These visas might not require prior work experience.
Working visa for pharmacists in Australia
Subclass 482 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa) and 494 (Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa). Working experience as a
or community pharmacist may be required. hospital pharmacist
Training Visa for qualified Pharmacists in Australia
Subclass 407 (Training visa) can apply to those who’ve passed the KAPS exam, and have completed the English competency test as per the requirement. Those sponsoring someone on 407 visas must: be either an organisation operating lawfully in Australia, a government agency, or a foreign government agency. provide the occupational training directly unless an exemption applies. Experience does not require.
You may speak with any registered migration agent for further information on which visa is best for you.
Step 5: Apply for provisional registration as a pharmacist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Working as an immigrant pharmacist in Australia is both challenging and rewarding. To ace the exam and pursue a career as a pharmacist, you must be meticulous with your preparation.
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