Australian Pharmacist Intern written exam PREP Course

Master the Exam, Master Your Pharmacy Career

Our comprehensive Intern written Exam PREP Course addresses the common challenges faced by self-study candidates, providing you with the structure, guidance, and practice opportunities you need to master the exam content, develop essential test-taking skills, and conquer the Intern written Exam with confidence.

  • Study Handouts: Our comprehensive study handouts provide a structured and organised framework covering all key areas tested in the Intern written Exam. These detailed resources ensure you have a solid foundation in Australian pharmacy practice, regulations, and essential drug knowledge.

  • Expert Instructors: Led by a team of highly qualified pharmacists with extensive experience in Australian pharmacy practice, our instructors bring their in-depth knowledge and real-world insights directly to you. Each instructor boasts a proven track record of success in helping aspiring pharmacists achieve their goals.

  • The Elite Method: Conquer the Exam with Confidence: Our unique program equips you with a winning formula for exam success. The program begins with an assessment to evaluate your knowledge base and identify areas needing focus. You'll then embark on a journey of comprehensive learning with structured study materials and engaging lectures to ensure a thorough understanding of key concepts. Extensive practice questions and mock exams will help you conquer practice and refine your exam skills, building confidence along the way. Our instructors provide expert support throughout the course, offering ongoing guidance and answering your questions. You'll also learn effective exam strategies to maximise your score on exam day. Finally, we monitor your progress and provide personalised feedback on your mock test performance to ensure you're on track for success.

  • Personalised Support & Feedback: We understand that every student learns differently. Our program offers dedicated support sessions where you can connect with instructors, address specific questions, and clarify any doubts you may have. We also provide individualised feedback on your mock test performance, helping you identify areas for improvement and solidify your understanding.

Common Challenges Faced by Self-Study Candidates

The Australian Pharmacist Intern written Exam is a crucial stepping stone towards your pharmacy career in Australia. While self-study is an option, it can present significant challenges:

  • Fragmented Knowledge: The exam covers a broad range of pharmacy practice in Australia. Self-study materials might lack the structure and organisation needed to ensure comprehensive knowledge.

  • Limited Practice Opportunities: Mastering the exam format and developing test-taking strategies is crucial for success. Self-study might not offer access to a sufficient number of high-quality practice questions to hone your exam skills.

  • Uncertain Exam Focus: The specific content and emphasis of the exam can vary. Self-study often requires significant independent research to identify the most relevant areas of focus.

  • Feeling Unprepared and Isolated: Studying alone can lead to feelings of isolation and a lack of motivation. Self-study might not provide the support system and expert guidance needed to address specific questions or overcome knowledge gaps.

With the Elite Expertise approach, you'll benefit from expert guidance, personalised support, and a proven learning methodology, empowering you to confidently conquer the Intern Writing Exam and take the first step towards a rewarding pharmacy career in Australia.

Achieve the first success in your pharmacy career. Designed to empower you with the knowledge and strategies you need to excel, our program equips you to confidently conquer this crucial exam on your first attempt.

Elite Expertise's Intern pharmacist written Exam PREP Course tackles these challenges head-on, providing you with the structured learning, targeted practice, and expert support you need to confidently conquer the exam.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start a Pharmacy Career in Australia

Passing the KAPS exam unlocks the door to a fulfilling and successful career as a pharmacist in Australia. But beyond the exam itself, what makes this profession so attractive? Let's explore the compelling reasons to pursue a pharmacy career in Australia:

Competitive Salaries and Strong Earning Potential

Pharmacists in Australia are highly valued healthcare professionals, which translates to attractive salaries. The average pharmacist salary in Australia is $107,164 per year (as of May 2024), with opportunities for even higher earnings in regional areas and specialised fields.

High Demand and Career Stability

Australia needs more pharmacists, particularly in rural and remote areas. This strong demand for qualified professionals means excellent job prospects and career stability for those who pass the KAPS exam. You'll be in a strong position to secure rewarding positions and build a long-term career in a thriving industry.

Pathway to Permanent Residency or Work Visas

Qualifying as a pharmacist in Australia can open doors to permanent residency or work visa opportunities. This paves the way for a future of living and working in a country renowned for its high quality of life, beautiful landscapes, and multicultural society.

A Rewarding Pharmacy Career in Australia

The KAPS exam (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) is an essential step for international pharmacy graduates and students aiming to practice pharmacy in Australia. Passing this exam demonstrates your knowledge and competence in pharmaceutical sciences, a crucial requirement for registration with the Australian Health Practictioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Our KAPS Exam Essentials Course

Elite Expertise's KAPS Exam Essentials Course provides you with the comprehensive preparation and support you need to excel on the KAPS exam. Here's what you can expect:

  • Master the KAPS Exam: Our course curriculum is meticulously designed to cover all key areas tested on the exam, ensuring you're fully prepared for any question that comes your way.

  • In-Depth Study Materials: Gain a thorough understanding of essential pharmaceutical science concepts through our comprehensive study guides, handouts, and practice questions.

  • Expert Instructors by Your Side: Benefit from the knowledge and experience of our highly qualified instructors, who are practising hospital pharmacists in Australia with extensive industry and clinical pharmacist experience. They'll guide you through complex topics, answer your questions, and provide invaluable insights for exam success.

  • Effective Test-Taking Strategies: Learn proven techniques for confidently approaching the KAPS exam. Our course equips you with time management skills, question-analysis methods, and strategies to overcome test anxiety, maximising your score on exam day.

  • Personalised Feedback and Support: Your success is our priority. We provide regular feedback sessions throughout the course, allowing you to gauge your progress, identify improvement areas, as well as receive personalised guidance from our instructors.

The Benefits of Becoming a Pharmacist in Australia

Passing the KAPS exam opens doors to a fulfilling and rewarding pharmacy career in Australia. Here are just a few of the benefits you can look forward to:

  • Work Opportunities: Australia needs more qualified pharmacists, particularly in regional areas. This translates to excellent job prospects and career stability for those who pass the KAPS exam.

  • Permanent Residency or Work Visa Pathways: Qualifying as a pharmacist in Australia can open the door to permanent residency or work visa opportunities, allowing you to build a future in a country known for its high quality of life.

  • Competitive Salaries and Strong Earning Potential: Pharmacists in Australia are highly valued healthcare professionals, which is reflected in their attractive salaries. The average pharmacist's salary offers a strong foundation for a secure financial future.

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About the course

The Australian Pharmacist Intern written exam PREP course is designed to help you clear the intern written exam conducted by APC (Australian Pharmacy Council) on the first attempt. Clearing the intern written exam makes you a second step closer to your general registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

It is an open-book MCQ-based exam that tests your competencies to practice in Australia.

Learning goals, objectives, and outcomes
  1. Helping the candidate gain competency in pharmaceutical calculations

  2. Real-life and exam-oriented counseling techniques and education provided on practice-related drug interactions, drug management, health promotion activities, and high-risk drugs which an Australian pharmacist encounters in his/her daily practice.

  3. Replenishing the knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical domains of Australian Pharmacy practice.

  4. Helping the intern pharmacist develop sound practice-related therapeutic knowledge and disease management capabilities.

Teaching methodology
  • Interactive

  • Tailoring the teaching material to individual needs

  • Learner-centric teaching approach

  • Access to Live real-time lectures

Education materials provided
  1. Comprehensive mocks with 70-80% Sure shot questions in the real exam

  2. Handouts for a quick refresher

  3. Access to recorded videos for constant learning and to fit an individual lifestyle, and time management needs.

Learn from the Best

Arief Mohammad, Director of Elite Expertise, holds a Master of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy and is an accredited consultant pharmacist with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACPA). He currently practices as a clinical pharmacist at Northern Health Hospital in Melbourne, where he has worked for five years. Renowned for his teaching skills and practical experience, Arief has mentored numerous students and intern pharmacists.

Harika Bheemavarapu is the Director of Elite Expertise and holds a Master of Pharmacy. She is an accredited consultant pharmacist with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACPA) and currently works as a Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacist Educator at Monash Health Hospital in Melbourne. With five years of pharmacy practice in Australia, Harika has an excellent track record in helping students succeed in the KAPS and Australian Intern Pharmacist examinations.

What is the Pharmacist Intern Written Exam?

The Pharmacist Intern Written Exam, conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC), is a crucial step towards becoming a registered pharmacist in Australia. This multiple-choice question (MCQ) assessment evaluates your knowledge and competency in key areas of pharmacy practice relevant to the Australian healthcare system. Passing this exam demonstrates your preparedness to deliver safe and effective medication services to patients in Australia.

To be eligible to take the Intern Written Exam, you must be:

  • Provisionally registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA).

  • Completed at least 75% of the required supervised practice hours for general registration.

Exam Eligibility Criteria

Exam Format

The Intern Written Exam is a computer-based test delivered at approved testing centres across Australia or remotely proctored via OnVUE. The exam typically consists of around 75 multiple-choice questions that you'll need to complete within a designated timeframe.

Procedure for Taking the Pharmacist Intern Written Exam

Registration: Register online with the Australian Pharmacy Council (link available on their website) during the designated registration period.

  1. Confirmation: You'll receive confirmation of your eligibility and exam details.

  2. Booking a Seat: Choose your preferred testing centre or remote proctoring option and book your exam slot.

  3. Preparation: Utilise high-quality study materials and practice questions to ensure you're well-prepared for the exam format and content areas.

  4. Exam Day: Arrive at the testing centre on time with your valid ID and any required documentation.

  5. Results: Exam results are typically released around two weeks after the exam date.

Where Can You Take the Exam?

The Intern Written Exam is offered at approved testing centres across Australia. Unfortunately, we cannot list the specific locations here due to the potential for frequent changes.

The good news is you have flexibility! You can choose to take the exam:

  • In-person: at a designated testing centre in Australia (locations are available on the Australian Pharmacy Council's website).

  • Remotely: via OnVUE, a proctored online testing platform (ideal if you cannot attend a physical testing centre).

This ensures you can find a testing option that best suits your location and preferences.


Your Pharmacy Career in Australia with Elite Expertise

The Australian Pharmacist Intern Written Exam is crucial to achieving your dream of becoming a registered pharmacist in Australia. But it's not the only hurdle! To ensure a smooth transition into your pharmacy career, consider taking your preparation a step further with Elite Expertise's comprehensive courses designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

  • KAPS Exam Essentials Course: Don't let nerves hold you back! Our KAPS Exam Essentials course offers crucial insights into the format and expectations of the KAPS assessment.

  • Australian Pharmacist Oral Exam PREP: This course provides an in-depth exploration of the Pharmacist Oral Exam, ensuring you understand the core competencies being assessed. Our structured learning approach, combined with an extensive library of practice questions, will help you build the confidence needed to excel in the exam.