Pharmacists added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) of Australia

Overseas Pharmacists Can Now Migrate to Australia

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations, including pharmacists (retail pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, and industry pharmacists), which fill critical skills needs to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The list is based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments.

To become a pharmacist in Australia, you need to undergo an initial skill assessment followed by the KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) exam test which is organized by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and then register yourself with AHPRA i.e., Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to receive the skilled visa to migrate and work in Australia.

The KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) exam tests your knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical sciences. KAPS exam, passing it confirms that you know enough to practise safely and effectively in an Australian setting.

KAPS Exam Steps to Migrate Australia

  1. Initial skill assessment blog: https://academically.ai/2022/08/25/retail-pharmacist-anzsco-251513/
  1. KAPS Exam Preparation: https://academically.ai/course-category/kaps_pharmacy_exam_australia/
  1. English Test (PTE): https://academically.ai/courses/pte-exam-miles/

Applications with an occupation on the PMSOL list are given priority processing under the following visa subclasses:

Employer-sponsored applicants in the PMSOL occupations will be given priority processing for both nomination and visa applications in the following visa types:

  • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa
  • Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
  • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa
  • Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)

Hospital Pharmacist (251511)

Prepares and dispenses pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines in a hospital pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.

Retail Pharmacist (251513)

Dispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.

Industrial Pharmacist (251512)

Dispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.

ANZCOOccupationAssessing Authority
251511Hospital PharmacistAustralian Pharmacy Council
251512Industrial PharmacistVETASSESS
251513Retail PharmacistAustralian Pharmacy Council

Reference: Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/sponsoring-workers/pmsol

Academically provide the online KAPS exam coaching:  https://bit.ly/3rlIZmS

Note: To the best of our ability, we give all information in a correct manner, although errors are possible. We cannot guarantee that this information is accurate, complete, or current.

Dr. Akram Ahmad, PhD

Academically.ai is the brainchild of Dr. Akram Ahmad. He has done his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a self-motivated clinical pharmacist and committed lecturer with over 9 years of teaching and research experience in various subjects of medicine at the leading Universities in Australia, Malaysia, and India.

Dr. Akram is the recipient of prestigious “Best Promising Researcher Award” from the UCSI University (Malaysia). He has also published over 110 papers, book chapters, conference papers including in high-impact journals. In addition to that, he is a reviewer and editorial board member in
several journals of medicine and pharmacy.

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