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KAPS Exam Crash Course Become a Registered Pharmacist in Australia

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The KAPS preparation crash course by Academically is a cost-effective way to clear the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) Exam. This course offers you all the resources you need without having to go anywhere.

10 May 2024 Batch Starts On
45 Days Course Duration
AUD 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 Pharmacists


Visas for Skilled Workers in Australia

About The Course


KAPS crash course by Academically is a knowledge and resource bank for global pharmacists trying to crack the KAPS exam.


The course helps you prepare for the exam in your home or anywhere you prefer, within your space and time.


The course contains exclusive resources such as mock tests and recall questions, which are highly beneficial for preparation.


Along with the course, aspirants also get free counselling sessions with the mentors and overall guidance to migrate to Australia.

Who Is The Course For?

Global pharmacists who want to setup practice in Australia

Pharmacists trying to clear the KAPS exam in their first attempt.

KAPS aspirants who need guidance in clearing the exam and getting their visa.

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


  • 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

  • Dr Akram Ahmad is a pharmacist, researcher and educator who has taught in several universities across India, Malaysia and Australia. 
  • He completed his B.Pharm and PharmD from Indian institutes, post which he went on to complete his PhD from the University of Sydney.
  • Dr Akram is a renowned researcher and his research profile is amongst the top 5% at Research Gate.
  • He is the founder and CEO of Academically and a well-known career coach. 
  • He possesses a vast experience of over 11 years of teaching and research, and currently, he helps pharmacists and other healthcare professionals migrate to Australia and other countries and get better jobs. 

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Our Testimonials

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

Very good Academically plateformfor your nice dream health professional to achivement for other countries like Australia

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.

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.

Dorcas Grace

Good guidance.. for how to approach the AMC (Australian Medical Council) exam and comprehensive review.

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.

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?

If you wish to become a registered pharmacist in Australia, you need to take the KAPS Exam. The Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences Exam is your gateway to migrate, practise and settle in Australia. 

The exam is for globally trained pharmacists who wish to build career in Australia. It is conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Coucil (APC) and it assesses their knowledge to ensure they can practice safely and effectively within the Australian healthcare system.

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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