Pharmacists, are you curious to know about the documents for Knowledge stream (KAPS) skill assessment letter???

Skills Assessment letter is very important to register and work as a pharmacist in Australia if you have completed your pharmacy qualification in any country other than Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK or USA.

The assessment letter is required to:

  • Support a visa application
  • Apply for provisional registration with the pharmacy board of Australia

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Documents for Eligibility checks:

A. Proof of Identity

  • You need to Provide the pages of your current passport showing your photo, personal details, and passport issue and expiry dates.
  • Expired passport is not accepted.

B. Academic qualifications

To apply using this process, you must have graduated with a qualification in a country outside of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA. This include scans of:

  • Your qualification certificate OR letter of completion if your certificate has not yet been issued.
  • Your academic transcript, with all pages saved as 1 PDF file.

C. Registration status

In the country where you completed your qualification, you must be either:

  • Registered as a pharmacist.
  • Eligible to register as a pharmacist, OR
  • Eligible to start the pharmacist registration process.

To show this, provide evidence of:

  • Your initial registration in the country where you graduated, OR
  • Your current registration in the country where you graduated.

D. Work history(optional)

You do not need to have worked as a pharmacist to apply for an eligibility check.

However, if you would like a comment on your work history to support your visa/migration application, following criteria should be met to consider your work experience:

  • As a fully registered retail or hospital pharmacist (not as an intern)
  • You must have worked for more than 20 hours per week or for at least 12 months in the last 10 years.

Note: Your name must appear the same way on all your scanned documents as it does on your passport.

Documents for Exam Registration:

Once you’ve passed the eligibility check you can register for the KAPS exam.

A. Passport-Sized Photo

You will need to upload a scan of a recent, passport-sized photo (35 to 40mm wide and 45 to 50mm high). Your coloured photo must be of high quality and taken within the last 6 months.

The uploaded photo:

  • cannot be a scan of your full passport
  • cannot be a cropped scan of the photo from your passport.

B. Special accommodation documents

If any of you have a disability or health-related needs, you may request extra support or an adjustment on the day of the exam which is called a special accommodation. However, you need to justify your request with an evidence.

Examples of special accommodation requests:

  • More time to complete the exam
  • Being able to leave the exam room for breaks
  • More leg room at your exam desk if you’re injured

To ask for special accommodation, you’ll need a medical certificate from a recognised healthcare worker and it should include following:

  • Date of issue that is no more than 12 months before the exam date
  • Your name and date of birth
  • Recognised healthcare worker’s name, profession and contact details
  • Specific help you’re seeking on the day of the exam.

Time frames and Fees:

Time frame:

Eligibility check:

Application assessment start within 8 weeks of receiving the documents. The processing time can take longer than 8 weeks if your application is incomplete.

Exam dates: Once you know you’re eligible to sit the exam you can check exam dates and centre on


  • Eligibility check: AU$1310
  • Exam registration: AU$2190

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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.

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