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KAPS Exam Preparation Course Become a Registered Pharmacist in Australia

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Conquer the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) Exam on your first attempt through our specialised online course tailored for pharmacists aspiring to make a career in Australia.

05 Jun 2024 Batch Starts On
4 months Course Duration

100 hours of recorded video tutorials

2000+ recall questions to practise

One-on-one feedback sessions with the trainer

Study handouts, mock tests, and final KAPS exam grand tests

Exclusive tips on approaching the KAPS exam

Why Become a Pharmacist in Australia?

₹70 Lakh

Annual salary of registered pharmacists in Australia

27,400+

Current openings for the role of registered Pharmacists

190,000+

Visas for skilled medical workers in Australia

About The Course

1

The KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) exam is a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) for pharmacists seeking registration to practise in Australia

2

KAPS Pharmacy Exam preparation course covers essential content, offering guidance and resources for boosting success in the KAPS exam.

3

Secure lifelong membership to our pharmacist-led chat group and access complimentary CV writing webinars, along with tips for securing your first job.

4

By clearing this exam, international pharmacists can become and practise as registered pharmacists in Australia.

Who Is The Course For?

Foreign-trained pharmacists who want to practise, migrate, and settle in Australia.

Pharmacists taking the KAPS exam for the first time.

Those who want to take the examination with complete preparation.

What's More That
Comes With Our Course?

1-On-1 Q&A Sessions

We provide online one-on-one counselling and Q&A sessions to ensure online learning is beneficial for the aspirants. Our mentors help aspirants clear their doubts and queries and get all the answers they need.

Live+Recorded Sessions

Missed a live lecture? Don’t worry. You can always find a recorded lecture on our platform and revisit it as many times as you want during the course duration.

Extended Course Access

Getting the course once will help you prepare for not one but multiple attempts. You get access to all the resources for more than a year, to ensure proper revision.

Community Building

We help you get in touch with a community of experts, which includes mentors, registered practitioners, previous alumni and those who have successfully cleared the exams. This adds value to your preparation and get all the guidance and motivation you need.

Explore The Full Curriculum

MODULE 1

  • Strategies to approach the exam

  • Exam pattern

  • Basics of the exam syllabus

MODULE 2

  • Acid-base reactions

  • Drug stability

  • Functional group reactivity

  • Reaction types

  • Drug class recognition

  • Nomenclature

MODULE 3

  • Conformation

  • Geometric isomerism

  • Optical activity

  • Nomenclature

MODULE 4

  • Phase equilibria

  • Kinetics

  • Acid-base reactions

MODULE 5

  • Nomenclature

  • Spectroscopy

  • Redox reactions

  • Assay techniques

  • Diagnostic agents

MODULE 6

  • Structures

  • Biochemical classes

  • Thermodynamics

  • Biochemical pathways

MODULE 7

  • Relationship between a chemical or 3D structure and its biological activity

MODULE 8

  • Absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs

  • Modern drug development

  • Mechanism of drug action

  • Drug metabolism

  • Drug formulation and stability

  • Drug presentation and delivery

  • Structure-activity relationships

MODULE 9

  • Drugs affecting nutritional and metabolic function

  • Breakdown and conversion of medicines through regularly occurring bodily processes, leading to active ingredients and by-products of the original medicine.

MODULE 10

  • Principles of drug action

  • Drug interactions

  • Receptor pharmacology

  • Autonomic transmission

  • Endocrine pharmacology

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology

  • Anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics

  • Antibiotics

  • Diuretics

  • Local and general anaesthetics

  • Vitamins

  • Drugs affecting the central nervous system

MODULE 11

  • The mechanism of drug action as it relates to specific organs and disease states

MODULE 12

  • Antibacterial drugs

  • Antiviral drugs

  • Antifungal drugs

  • Antiprotozoal drugs

  • Anthelmintic drugs

  • Anticancer drugs

MODULE 13

  • Common side effects

  • Signs of toxicity

  • Mechanism of toxicity

MODULE 14

  • Alteration of physiological processes by drugs or disease states

MODULE 15

  • Blood and other body fluids

  • Normal bodily functions including but not limited to the central nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems and their integration.

MODULE 16

  • Biological half-life

  • Elimination rate constants

  • Apparent volume of distribution

  • Clearance

  • Steady-state considerations

  • Drug protein binding

  • Drug metabolism

  • Drug interactions

  • Pharmacogenetics

  • Relevant calculations

MODULE 17

  • Preservation

  • Antimicrobial agents

  • Sterilisation technology

MODULE 18

  • Formulation of drugs for various routes of administration

  • Parenteral dose forms

  • Controlled release preparations

  • Evaluation of particular dose forms

MODULE 19

  • Drug products

  • Constituent drug substances

  • Combination of compounded products for use via various routes of administration

MODULE 20

  • Dilutions

  • Percentages

  • Densities

  • Sensitivity of balance

  • Proportions

  • Milliequivalents and milliosmole

  • Buffers

  • Dose calculations from body weight or surface area

  • Stability

MODULE 21

  • Appropriate dosages of common medications

  • Dosage regimens of common medications

MODULE 22

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the clinical processes used for choosing the most appropriate drug for the presenting patient and their condition.

MODULE 23

  • Drug choices for surgical dressings

  • The use of and choices for surgical dressings

MODULE 24

  • Adverse reactions to drugs

  • Relevant patient counselling and advice

MODULE 25

  • Drug interactions

  • Relevant patient counselling and advice

MODULE 26

  • Using information sources to find drug and health information relevant to conditions and disease states

MODULE 27

  • Non-prescription prescribing

  • Diagnosing minor illness

  • Rational over-the-counter product selection

  • Over-the-counter drug information

Meet The Instructors

Roy Chihaka

Roy Chihaka

B.Pharm, MS (P'cology), PhD, (KAPS Qualified)

7 years of Experience

  • Roy Chihaka is a pharmacist with vast experience in diverse facets of the pharmaceutical industry, such as regulation, academia and clinical sectors.
  • He completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) from the University of Zimbabwe. Later, he pursued his Masters in Medicine from the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China, with Plant Pharmacology as a specialisation. 
  • Roy has extended experience, including 7 years of experience as a Zimbabwean regulator of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe. Later, he started working as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe.
  • Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from Southern Cross University in New South Wales.
  • Roy has also successfully cleared the KAPS exam. 

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Femi Maria Francis

Femi Maria Francis

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, (KAPS and GPAT Qualified)

3 years of Experience

  • Femi Maria Francis is an Indian pharmacist with an extensive academic and professional track record. 
  • She has completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree from the esteemed Govt. Medical College Kottayam furthered her education with a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree from NIPER-R, where her excellence was acknowledged with the Director's Silver Medal. Later, she completed my postgraduate training at CSIR-CDRI, where she had the privilege of collaborating with some of India's foremost scientists. 
  • Post that, she worked for 2 years as a senior research associate in Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics (DMPK), after which she went on to serve as an operations specialist in pharmacovigilance, contributing significantly to the safety reporting efforts for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Currently, she is working as an intern pharmacist in Melbourne, Australia. She has a total experience of 5 years. 
  • She has also cleared notable pharmaceutical examinations such as GPAT and KAPS.

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Nancy Villoth Philip

Nancy Villoth Philip

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, (KAPS and GPAT Qualified)

5 years of Experience

  • Nancy Villoth Philip is a seasoned pharmacist hailing from Kerela, India. 
  • She received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Mar Dioscorus College of Pharmacy, Trivandrum, Kerala University. Later, she pursued my Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, JSS University.
  • She has also qualified the KAPS and the GPAT exams. 
  • She is employed as an intern pharmacist in Victoria, Australia, after her successful KAPS attempt. 
  • Nancy has five years of teaching experience and currently, she is helping global pharmacists prepare for and clear the KAPS exam. 

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Dr. Alka Raj

Dr. Alka Raj

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD, (GPAT and NIPER JEE Qualified)

5 years of Experience

  • Dr. Alka Raj is a seasoned pharmacist and a professor with years of experience in teaching pharmaceutical sciences to students and aspirants.
  • She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Delhi University, after which she completed her Master in Pharmacy as a Gold Medalist. She recently concluded her PhD from the CSIR Lucknow, specialising in Medicinal and Process Chemistry.
  • Dr. Alka is currently working as an assistant professor at NMIMS Mumbai. 
  • For the last 5 years, she has been working as an assistant professor, teaching the intricacies and concepts of pharmacy to the students.
  • Dr. Alka has cleared the GPAT and NIPER JEE Exams. 

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Dr. Ahmad Karamat

Dr. Ahmad Karamat

Doctor of Pharmacy, (KAPS Qualified)

3 years of Experience

  • Ahmad Karamat is a pharmacist from Pakistan.
  • He has completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lahore, Pakistan. 
  • Later, he cleared the KAPS exam and migrated to Australia. 
  • Ahmad Karamat has over 3 years of teaching experience as of now. 
  • Currently, he is working as a community pharmacist in Australia while also helping several students in clearing their KAPS exam through Academically.

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Mohammad Qamar

Mohammad Qamar

B.Pharm, MPhil, (BCPS and KAPS Qualified)

12 years of Experience

  • Mohammad Qamar is a pharmacist and an educationist. 
  • He completed his B.Pharm and M.Phil in clinical pharmacy from USM Malaysia. 
  • He has been educating and guiding global pharmacy students for over 12 years now. 
  • Mohammad has successfully aced the BCPS (USA), MMPS (Malaysia) and KAPS exams. 
  • He is currently working as an intern pharmacist in Victoria, Australia.

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Teena Nazeem

Teena Nazeem

B.Pharm, M.Pharm , (KAPS Qualified)

10 years of Experience

  • Teena Nazeem is a Registered Pharmacist (Provisional) with a diverse background in pharmacy practice and education.
  • She completed her B.Pharm from Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Kerala, and earned a Master in Pharmacy Practice from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, where the Frank May Gold Medal recognised her excellence.
  • Later, she started her career as an educationist by working as an Assistant Professor at Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy for over 6 years. 
  • She cleared the KAPS exam and moved to Australia as a registered pharmacist. Currently, she works at Chemist Warehouse in Melbourne. 

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Dr. Kiran Shafiq Siddiqui

Dr. Kiran Shafiq Siddiqui

Doctor of Pharmacy, (KAPS Qualified)

5 years of Experience

  • Kiran Shafiq Siddiqui is a pharmacy professional who has completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from Pakistan. 
  • She has extensive experience working in the hospital sector for 7 years under the Government of Health Pakistan (Grade BS-18)
  • She successfully cleared the KAPS exam later, and she is currently living and working as a registered pharmacist in Sydney, Australia. 
  • Currently, she is also pursuing a BS in dermal therapy from Australasian College of Health and Wellness to add value to her skillset. 
  • With over 7 years of experience under her belt, she is now the faculty member for Academically’s KAPS preparation course.

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Our Testimonials

Sayyadah Fazal

Took the classes for Australian Physiotherapy written assessment (APC) and had a positive experience. Michael sir and Manasi mam we’re very knowledgeable and had an amazing time learning from them. The concepts were made easy and practice exam helped a lot. Big shoutout to Shohini for coordinating everything and helping me through this journey.

Gladys James

I came to know about academically through Instagram. I have being a part of this family since 1 month. I have joined for both PTE and APC classes. Classes are really good. As a working person, i thought it will be difficult for me to attend classes, but the recordings provided by the team is really helping me a lot. I would like to appreciate the team for the both the LMS and discord applications, which is making my exam journey easier.

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Susan Laka

Greetings from Papua New Guinea. At first I didn’t know where to start and how to approach the AMC MCQ exam. Since June 2023 when I started this sessions on AMC preparation the story is different now. The Two lecturers Namely, Dr Swapnil and Dr Udara are exceptionally committed and deliver well. The team is always available to answer to us anytime. They provide great support. I have not done the skill assessment yet, hoping to get that done this week and hopefully I will sit for the exam in November 2023.

Rahul Rajput

The session was informative and worthy. I got to know more career options about the field which currently I'm pursuing. Working internationally, career options overseas, information about pharm. D and MD, etc are the things which is new for me and actually very informative. Interacting with the guest was really helpful and had influenced me positively.

Anu Thapa

Firstly, i am very grateful towards academically team. It has been a month being student of Academically.They focus in the specific, relevant and important content which they are assisting us to Crack KAPS. In this period, i found they are concentrating on Quality rather than Quantity. I am very delightful because of your guidance and support.

Vikram Sharma

I think in the field of KAPS preparation there is no one in the competition. Apart from the teaching staff(Arif sir and Harika mam) the non teaching staff(Siddharth sir, Neha mam and all) is also very helpful. Only words are not enough to thank academically team.

Dharmendra Gupta

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Saad Choudhry

Well it's a wonderful institution that will help you in getting the basic concepts revised of all the important subjects required in KAPS exam. The faculty is very awesome, the technical staff is really cooperative, the website/mock tests are designed same as that appear in the actual exam, the recalls are there, practically all the requirements for you to appear in the exam confidently, highly recommended👏

Gourav Jangra

Hello guys, today I am very happy after seeing my result, I am student of academically from july batch, as per my experience all the staff members including the teachers are vey helpful and having a lot of knowledge regarding KAPS examination. Each session is very informative and productive. Academically provide very precise syllabus and made it very easy exam for international health care professionals. I would definitely recommend academically for those aspirants who are looking their way to come in Australia as a Pharmacist. A lot of thanks to academically to help me and provide me guidance, and today many of their students crack the exam.

Dharani Rajendran

I recently passed the KAPS exam, and I owe a huge thanks to Academically. Their support and guidance helped me throughout my preparation. The teachers were exceptionally kind and explained complex concepts in a way that made them easy to understand. I wholeheartedly recommend Academically to any aspiring individuals preparing for the KAPS exam in the upcoming years. Their excellent support, knowledgeable faculty, and effective teaching methods are the perfect choice for exam preparation.

Athira Raju

Academically is a great platform to achieve our dream. I recently joined but the classes they providing is very informative and understandable and they always ready to help and clarify our doubts regarding our KAPS preparation. Thank you so much to team Academically for your valuable support.

Md Imteyaz Ahmad

Academically is an organisation which able to qualify the Australian KAPS exam. I have good experience with academically. It's provides all necessary knowledge and stuffs for the KAPS.

Success Stories

About The KAPS Examination

What is the KAPS Exam?

There is a consistent demand for healthcare professionals, especially pharmacists in Australia. That’s why, Australia is inviting internationally trained pharmacists to work in their country. To get a job in Australia, a pharmacist must clear the KAPS Exam. The KAPS Exam is the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences Exam. This exam is conducted for international pharmacists who wish to work in Australia by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). The purpose of the exam is to ensure that internationally qualified pharmacists have the necessary knowledge to practise safely and effectively within the Australian healthcare system. Once you clear this exam you can apply for a job, earn well, and get a PR Visa.

KAPS Exam Preparation Course
KAPS Exam Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to write the KAPS Exam, a pharmacist must have the following:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, including provisional degrees.
  • BPharm/PharmD transcripts or consolidated mark sheets.
  • Active registration with the state pharmacy council in your home country as a practising pharmacist.
  • Valid passport.
  • Although not mandatory, any relevant working experience can be included.
Procedure for KAPS

1.  Initial Skill Assessment by the Australian Pharmacy Council

The first step is to check if you are eligible to appear for the KAPS Exam. For this, the Australian Pharmacy Council will check your records and declare your eligibility.

Once you clear this initial assessment, then you will be eligible to appear for the KAPS Exam.

2.  The KAPS Exam

The KAPS Exam is an online exam, therefore, you can write the exam from your choice of test centre. The exam is conducted thrice a year namely in March, July, and November. 

It is a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam. To qualify for the exam you must obtain 50% in all subsections and an overall 50% in the exam.

3.  English Proficiency

The Pharmacy Board of Australia acknowledges various language assessment methods, including IELTS and OET. 

To meet their language proficiency requirements, you should attain a minimum score of 7.5 on the academic version of IELTS, with no less than 7 in each section. 

Alternatively, for the Occupational English Test (OET), a minimum score of 6.5 overall, or a 7 in every individual component, is necessary.

Exam Format

The KAPS Exam consists of 2 separate papers. Each paper consists of 100 questions and you must sit for both papers on the same day. The two papers that make up the KAPS Exam are: 

  • Paper 1: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology 
  • Paper 2: Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics.

Testing Centres

The KAPS Exam is conducted in an online format, so you can write the exam in the nearest test centre to you. There are 7 test centres in India, which include Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune and Noida.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the KAPS Exam questions are multiple-choice questions with one correct answer out of four options.

To qualify for the KAPS Exam, a pharmacist should have a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. And should have registered with the pharmacy council of the state.

Yes, IELTS is required for the KAPS Exam. The standard English language requirement for pharmacists in Australia is an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking).

Yes, KAPS is valid in New Zealand.

After passing the KAPS Exam, apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

While applying for the KAPS Exam one should be under the age of 45 years.

Yes, a pharmacist is considered as a well paid professional in Australia. Pharmacists in Australia typically earn competitive salaries compared to many other occupations.

Yes, an eligible pharmacist can work in Australia after passing the KAPS Exam conducted by the APC.

The minimum qualification to become a pharmacist in Australia is a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree or a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree.

Yes, you can take the KAPS Exam from India. There are 8 test centres for KAPS Exam namely Banglore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Gurugram, Pune and Noida.

To become a pharmacist in Australia, submit an application for assessment, pass the KAPS Exam, apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, get a job, and apply for a visa.

Yes, there have been periods of pharmacist shortages in certain regions of Australia, particularly in rural and remote areas. Australia is inviting pharmacists from abroad to work in their country.

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