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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.

13 Nov 2023 Batch Starts On
4 monthsCourse Duration
$275* EMI Starting from

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 register in Australia Pharmacists


Current openings for the role of registered Pharmacists


Visas for skilled workers in Australia

About The Course


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


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


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


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. Daily Q&A session

Have doubts about the course content or need guidance to fast-track your career or facing roadblocks while studying? We got you covered. We come LIVE daily and answer any question you have.

2. live sessions on our platform

We understand sometimes coming LIVE during our sessions can be difficult. So if you miss, dont worry, you can view the recording of our live sessions in our platform.

3. Lifetime Course Access

Our course content and study materials are available to you even after completion of the course. Until and unless you pass the exam, we would not revoke your access.

4. Community for Lifetime

You learn and grow best when you are surrounded by like-minded people. You will be made part of a community where you can network, share opportunities, and build relations with your peers and alumni.

Explore The Full Curriculum


  • Strategies to approach the exam

  • Exam pattern

  • Basics of the exam syllabus


  • Acid-base reactions

  • Drug stability

  • Functional group reactivity

  • Reaction types

  • Drug class recognition

  • Nomenclature


  • Conformation

  • Geometric isomerism

  • Optical activity

  • Nomenclature


  • Phase equilibria

  • Kinetics

  • Acid-base reactions


  • Nomenclature

  • Spectroscopy

  • Redox reactions

  • Assay techniques

  • Diagnostic agents


  • Structures

  • Biochemical classes

  • Thermodynamics

  • Biochemical pathways


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • Antibacterial drugs

  • Antiviral drugs

  • Antifungal drugs

  • Antiprotozoal drugs

  • Anthelmintic drugs

  • Anticancer drugs


  • Common side effects

  • Signs of toxicity

  • Mechanism of toxicity


  • Alteration of physiological processes by drugs or disease states


  • 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.


  • Biological half-life

  • Elimination rate constants

  • Apparent volume of distribution

  • Clearance

  • Steady-state considerations

  • Drug protein binding

  • Drug metabolism

  • Drug interactions

  • Pharmacogenetics

  • Relevant calculations


  • Preservation

  • Antimicrobial agents

  • Sterilisation technology


  • Formulation of drugs for various routes of administration

  • Parenteral dose forms

  • Controlled release preparations

  • Evaluation of particular dose forms


  • Drug products

  • Constituent drug substances

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


  • Dilutions

  • Percentages

  • Densities

  • Sensitivity of balance

  • Proportions

  • Milliequivalents and milliosmole

  • Buffers

  • Dose calculations from body weight or surface area

  • Stability


  • Appropriate dosages of common medications

  • Dosage regimens of common medications


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


  • Drug choices for surgical dressings

  • The use of and choices for surgical dressings


  • Adverse reactions to drugs

  • Relevant patient counselling and advice


  • Drug interactions

  • Relevant patient counselling and advice


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


  • Non-prescription prescribing

  • Diagnosing minor illness

  • Rational over-the-counter product selection

  • Over-the-counter drug information

Meet The Instructors

Kezia Palta

Kezia Palta

B.Pharm, MPharm, KAPS and GPAT Qualified

5 years of Experience

Hi, I am Kezia Palta, a registered Pharmacist from India. I have completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and my Master of Pharmacy from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. I have been the topper of my batch, throughout all the academic years. I decided to make my excellence and expertise in pharmaceutical sciences helpful to the aspirants trying to make a career in it. That’s when I started dedicating my time to teaching the essential concepts of Pharmacy to students and professionals, who want to migrate abroad as registered pharmacists.

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Roy Chihaka

Roy Chihaka

BPharm, MS (P'cology), PhD, KAPS Qualified

7 years of Experience

I am a pharmacist with vast experience in diverse facets of the pharmaceutical industry such as regulation, academia and clinical sectors. I completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) from the University of Zimbabwe. Later I pursued my Masters in Medicine from the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China with Plant Pharmacology as my specialisation. I have extended experience, including 7 years of experience as a Zimbabwean regulator of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe. Later, I started working as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD from the Southern Cross University in New South Wales.

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Femi Maria Francis

Femi Maria Francis

B.Pharm, MPharm, KAPS and GPAT Qualified

3 years of Experience

Hello there. I am an Indian pharmacist with an extensive academic and professional track record. I have completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree from the esteemed Govt. Medical College Kottayam and furthered my education with a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree from NIPER-R, where my excellence was acknowledged with the Director's Silver Medal. Later, I completed my postgraduate training at CSIR-CDRI, where I had the privilege of collaborating with some of India's foremost scientists. Post that, I worked for 2 years as a senior research associate in Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics (DMPK), after which I went on to serve as an operations specialist in pharmacovigilance, contributing significantly to the safety reporting efforts for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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Nancy Villoth Philip

Nancy Villoth Philip

B.Pharm, MPharm, KAPS and GPAT Qualified

5 years of Experience

I am a seasoned pharmacist hailing from Kerela, India. I have received my Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Mar Dioscorus College of Pharmacy, Trivandrum, Kerala University. Later, I pursued my Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, JSS University. Years of learning and then teaching pharmacy helped me become well-versed in the vital concepts of pharmacy. I myself cleared the KAPS exam recently, and the time I spent on KAPS preparation helped me become an educator so that I could help several pharmacist aspirants realise their dreams too.

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Dr. Alka Raj

Dr. Alka Raj

BPharm, MPharm, PhD, GPAT and NIPER JEE Qualified

5 years of Experience

I am a seasoned pharmacist and a professor with years of experience in teaching pharmaceutical sciences to students and aspirants. I have completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy from Delhi University, after which I completed my Master in Pharmacy as a Gold Medalist. I recently completed my PhD from the CSIR Lucknow, specialising in Medicinal and Process Chemistry. For the last 5 years, I have been working as an assistant professor, teaching the intricacies and concepts of pharmacy to the students. The love for teaching found abode in me, and thus I partnered with Academically to help teach the concepts of pharmacy vital for clearing the KAPS exam, to the KAPS aspirants.

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Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

BPharm, MPharm, PhD

15 years of Experience

Hello. I am an established pharmacist and an educationist with over 15 years of research experience in the pharmaceutical field including academic, research and teaching. I completed my Bachelor in Pharmacy in 2005, after which I pursued my Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Punjab, India. I received PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and then began my career in teaching as an Assistant Professor. I also worked as a Director-Cum-Principal in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Sri Sai College of Pharmacy, Punjab, India. In the year 2023, I migrated to Australia as a University lecturer on permanent basis and currently working as a KAPS instructor at Academically.

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Ahmad Karamat

Ahmad Karamat

Doctor of Pharmacy, KAPS Qualified

3 years of Experience

Hey there, I am a registered pharmacist in Australia, currently working as a Community Pharmacist. I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lahore, Pakistan, and later cleared the KAPS exam and migrated to Australia. Over the years, I have gained a lot of experience working as a community pharmacist and also training several pharmacy graduates. My love for teaching has brought me here- as your mentor for the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam.

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Mohammad Qamar

Mohammad Qamar

BPharm, MPhil, BCPS and KAPS Qualified

12 years of Experience

My name is Mohammad Qamar, and I have a total of 12 years of experience as an educationist. I myself have aced the BCPS (USA), MMPS (Malaysia) and KAPS exams, and am qualified to become a pharmacist in all these countries. I love imparting my knowledge and expertise to aspiring students, and I currently assist many university students and intern pharmacists in Australia to become full-time pharmacists. I am going to be your mentor and your guiding partner, helping you in each step as you clear the KAPS exam!

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Jatinder Kaur

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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.

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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.

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Tanu Saini

All team members are really good in terms of teaching both tutors are really helpful and kind as well … u can ask ur doubts anytime and special thanks to Akram sir who always motivates everyone. I highly recommend this academy to everyone who wants to achieve their goal in healthcare sector. They made everything easy and precise for you.

Nitu Kushwaha

The trainers try to make each session interesting, and I love the way they interact with students. Test-taking strategies are super useful.

Aadil Habib

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Athira Raju

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Success Stories

If I hadn't gotten the right guidance and coaching as I got from Academically, it could have been still very difficult for me. I relied more on recorded lectures, the lectures were very informative to the point, concise and precise. Whenever I asked doubts it was cleared immediately. I have been very lucky to get coaching from Academically.

Deepak Kumar

Canada, KAPS Qualified July 2023

I just followed Academically blindly, the notes, mock exams, and everything. Academically has segregated the course well so that it becomes easy for you. I highly recommend the strategy by Academically to pass the exam.

Rajshekhar Reddy

KAPS Passed July 2023

My heartfelt thanks to Academically for making me pass the KAPS Exam. The lecturers are perfect and you will get guidance according to Australian terms. In my KAPS Exam, 90% questions were from the Academically’s mock test. I would definitely recommend Academically for those who want to migrate to Australia as a pharmacist.

Rajendra Airee

Intern Pharmacist at Chemist Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia

Whatever MCQs that Academically provided, covered more than 90% of the exam questions, that helped me a lot and basically made clearing the exam a lot easier.


DHA Pharmacist at VIVA Pharmacy, UAE

If you write the exam, you can pass the exam. With the right guidance and support of Academically, I got the opportunity to work as a pharmacist intern in Australia. I got the visa in just 1 month and I have also got a great contract for 3 years.


Intern Pharmacist, Rushworth Victoria, Australia

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.

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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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