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KAPS Exam Crash 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 in the shortest time possible.

12 Sep 2023 Batch Starts On
45 DaysCourse Duration
$800* EMI Starting From

120 hours of recorded video tutorials

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


Current Openings for the role of Registered Pharmacies


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 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 on the examination with full 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

  • Acid-base reactions

  • Kinetics


  • Diagnostic agents

  • Assay techniques

  • Redox reactions

  • Spectroscopy


  • Biochemical pathways

  • Thermodynamics

  • Biochemical classes

  • Structures

  • Nomenclature


  • 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


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


  • Drugs affecting the central nervous system

  • Drugs affecting nutritional and metabolic function

  • Vitamins

  • Local and general anaesthetics

  • Diuretics

  • Antibiotics

  • Anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology

  • Endocrine pharmacology

  • Autonomic transmission

  • Receptor pharmacology

  • Drug interactions

  • Principles of drug action


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


  • Anticancer drugs

  • Anthelmintic drugs

  • Antiprotozoal drugs

  • Antifungal drugs

  • Antiviral drugs

  • Antibacterial drugs


  • Mechanism of toxicity

  • Signs of toxicity

  • Common side effects


  • 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.


  • Emulsions

  • Suspensions

  • Solutions

  • Types of preparation

  • Solvents


  • Drug interactions with a biopharmaceutical basis

  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence

  • Drug absorption

  • Dissolution


  • Relevant calculations

  • Pharmacogenetics

  • Drug interactions

  • Drug metabolism

  • Drug protein binding

  • Steady-state considerations

  • Clearance

  • Apparent volume of distribution

  • Elimination rate constants

  • Biological half-life


  • Sterilisation technology

  • Antimicrobial agents

  • Preservation


  • Evaluation of particular dose forms

  • Controlled release preparations

  • Parenteral dose forms

  • Formulation of drugs for various routes of administration


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

  • Constituent drug substances

  • Drug products


  • Stability

  • Dose calculations from body weight or surface area

  • Buffers

  • Milliequivalents and milliosmole

  • Isotonicity

  • Proportions

  • Sensitivity of balance

  • Densities

  • Percentages

  • Dilutions


  • Dosage regimens of common medications

  • Appropriate dosages of common medications


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


  • The use of and choices for surgical dressings

  • Drug choices for surgical dressings


  • Relevant patient counselling and advice

  • Adverse reactions to drugs


  • Relevant patient counselling and advice

  • Drug interactions


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


  • Over-the-counter drug information

  • Rational over-the-counter product selection

  • Diagnosing minor illness

  • Non-prescription prescribing

Meet The Instructors

Dr. Akram Ahmad

Dr. Akram Ahmad

B.Pharm, PharmD, PhD

11 years of Experience

Hey there. I am Dr Akram Ahmad, a pharmacist, researcher and educator. I have completed my B.Pharm and PharmD from Indian institutes, post which I went on to complete my PhD from the University of Sydney. My research profile is amongst the top 5% at Research Gate. I possess over 15 years of teaching experience gained across institutes in India, Malaysia and Australia. To help pharmacists migrate to Australia and other countries and get better jobs, I offer lectures and guidance for various exams such as KAPS, DHA, PEBC etc.

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Success Stories

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Canada, KAPS Qualified July 2023

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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 for 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: 

 1. Paper 1: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology.

 2. 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 8 test centres in India, which include: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune and Noida.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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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