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New Zealand KAPS Exam Coaching and Preparation Course Become a Registered Pharmacist in New Zealand

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Best NZ KAPS Exam Coaching around the globe. Crack the KAPS Exam on your first attempt through our specialised online classes, tailored study materials and AI based KAPS mock tests for pharmacists aspiring to make a career in New Zealand (NZ).

20 Jul 2024 Batch Starts On
14 Weeks Course Duration

14 weeks of intensive sessions according to KAPS syllabus

120 hours of live online KAPS training

Adaptive AI Based KAPS Exam Mock Tests

One-on-one feedback sessions with the KAPS trainer

Exclusive tips on approaching the KAPS exam for New Zealand

Live classes + recorded sessions, study handouts, mock tests, and final KAPS exam grand tests

Why Become a Pharmacist in New Zealand?

50 Lakh+

Annual salary of Registered Pharmacists In New Zealand


Current openings for the role of Registered Pharmacist


Employment of Pharmacists is projected to grow every year

About The Course


The NZ KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) exam is a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ) for pharmacists seeking registration to practise in New Zealand.


The New Zealand KAPS Exam Preparation Course covers essential content and offers guidance and resources for boosting success in the NZ KAPS exam.


Secure lifelong membership to our KAPS 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 practice as registered pharmacists in New Zealand.

Who Is The Course For?

Foreign-trained pharmacists who want to practice, migrate, and settle in New Zealand.

Pharmacists taking the NZ KAPS exam for the first time.

Pharmacy professionals with a Master of Pharmacy or PhD can take the exam to become registered pharmacists in New Zealand for academic careers.

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\u2019t 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


    • Basics of the KAPS exam syllabus
    • KAPS Exam pattern
    • Strategies to approach the KAPS exam































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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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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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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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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Our Testimonials

prince bansal

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.

Alina Rana

I would like to thank all tutors and teams for providing us necessary resources and guidance to pass the KAPS examination. I was fully dependent on their materials and was worth it. The tutors guidance helped me to pass the exam on my first attempt. I heartily recommend others to join academically if you want to pass KAPS examinations.

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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.

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

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

I am a recent MBBS graduate. It was through Academically’s platform and with the guidance of Academically’s counsellors that I came to know about the AMC exam. I found the course so fascinating, and as a result, I enrolled on Academically’s course, and with only four months of preparation, I was able to clear the AMC exam! Thanks to Academically, I achieved a triumph on my first attempt!

Dr. Ragasri Meghana Dasari

AMC-Qualified Academically Alumni

Since childhood, I had a dream of settling overseas, and when I came to know about the AMC exam for doctors, I found that Academically’s name was all over the internet. I got the best counselling and support from Academically’s experts, and within a few months, I was able to clear the AMC exam to realise my dream of overseas migration.

Dr. Sajana Varghese

AMC-Qualified Academically Alumni

On joining Academically’s APC Preparation Course, I found that the remote and recorded sessions were highly beneficial since the time difference was huge. The course helped me study from global experts but at my own pace and time. The support and motivation provided by the instructors played a major role in my success. I thank Academically for providing the necessary resources and structure that helped me navigate the APC exam successfully.

Howard Rice

APC Qualified Physiotherapist

About The New Zealand KAPS Examination

What is the New Zealand KAPS Exam?

There is a consistent demand for healthcare professionals, especially pharmacists, in New Zealand. That’s why New Zealand is inviting overseas-trained pharmacists to work in its country. A pharmacist must clear New Zealand’s KAPS Exam to get registered and a job there. The NZ KAPS Exam is the Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences Exam. The Pharmacy Council of New Zealand(PCNZ) conducts this exam for international pharmacists who wish to work in New Zealand. The exam aims to ensure that internationally qualified pharmacists have the necessary knowledge to practice safely and effectively within New Zealand’s healthcare system. Once you clear this exam, you can apply for a job, earn well, and get a PR Visa.

New Zealand KAPS Exam Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree
  • Active registration with the state pharmacy council in your home country
Procedure for New Zealand KAPS

1. Initial Skill Assessment by Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

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

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

2. The New Zealand KAPS Exam

The NZ KAPS Exam is an online exam, so you can take it from your chosen test centre. This exam happens thrice yearly: in March, July, and November. 

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

3. New Zealand Pharmacy Legislation (NZPL) Course

This course provides overseas-qualified pharmacists with an understanding of the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities required for practicing in New Zealand.

Enrollment is available only once per year. This online course has 10 modules and lasts 3 months. 

Fee: 2400$

4. Registration in the Intern Pharmacist Scope of Practice

Apply for registration in the Intern Pharmacist Scope of Practice. This initial step allows you to gain practical experience under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist, ensuring you develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for full professional practice.

5. EVOLVE Internship programme

This programme offers practical training and support for interns throughout their intern year, running from February 1st to November 7th. Managed by a dedicated team of pharmacists and support staff, the program includes assignments, workshops, portfolios, and appraisals. Interns work full-time under the supervision of experienced pharmacists to develop essential skills and competencies. 

6. Complete Registration

Once the exams are cleared and internships are done, pharmacists must register with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ) as registered pharmacists in New Zealand.

Exam Format

The NZ KAPS Exam consists of 2 separate papers. Each paper consists of 100 questions for 4 hours, and you must sit for both papers on the same day. The two papers that make up the NZ KAPS Exam are:

Paper 1:  Pharmaceutical Chemistry,  Physiology and Pharmacology

Paper 2:  Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics.

Testing Centres

The NZ KAPS Exam is an online exam. Therefore, you can take the exam at the nearest test centre. There are 7 test centres in India, which include: Bangalore , Chennai , Hyderabad , Mumbai , New Delhi , Pune , Noida

Frequently Asked Questions

The Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) is an exam administered by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). While KAPS is primarily designed to assess the knowledge of pharmacists who wish to practice in Australia, New Zealand generally requires pharmacists to undergo a different process through the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ). 

Under the Trans Tasman agreement, practicing pharmacy in New Zealand is relatively straightforward for those registered in Australia. You can register in New Zealand by completing a four-week training program and undergoing an interview with a practicing pharmacist approved by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

Yes, you can take the KAPS exam from India. There are 7 test centers in India, which include

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad 
  • Mumbai 
  • New Delhi 
  • Pune 
  • Noida

An Indian pharmacy degree is not automatically valid in New Zealand. However, you can have your qualifications assessed by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ).

The KAPS exam in New Zealand is similar to the KAPS exam in Australia. This exam assesses the international pharmacist’s knowledge and skills for practicing in New Zealand.

To obtain a pharmacist license in New Zealand, follow these steps:

  • Have your overseas qualifications assessed by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ)
  • Take the NZ KAPS exam
  • Finish the New Zealand Pharmacy Legislation (NZPL) Course
  • Apply for Registration in the Intern Pharmacist Scope of Practice
  • Complete the EVOLVE Internship programme
  • Apply for registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand(PCNZ) 

Yes, an Indian pharmacist can work in New Zealand, but they must first obtain a New Zealand pharmacist license. This involves having their qualifications assessed, completing the exams, and obtaining registration from the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

Yes, pharmacists are in demand in New Zealand. Therefore, the chances of getting a job are also high.

In New Zealand, the average salary for a pharmacist is $83,746 per year, which is equal to $42.95 per hour. Entry-level pharmacists typically earn around $74,818 annually, while those with more experience can make up to $100,231 per year.

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