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Testing candidates: Check our COVID-19 Update Page (Opens in new window) to review the health and safety measures in place for testing and find out about any country-specific testing policies.

Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.

Australian Pharmacy Council

Australian Pharmacy Council

We maintain the high standards of pharmacy education and assess the competency of Australian intern and overseas pharmacists as part of our role to protect the public.


Please find below important links for the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (PCNZ) examinations:

  • Australian Intern Written Examination (IWE)
  • Competency Assessment for Overseas Pharmacist Examination (CAOP), (PCNZ CAOP)
  • Knowledge of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences Examination (KAPS),(PCNZ KAPS)

Specific information regarding the requirements for these examinations are available on the APC website and the PCNZ website.


Registration for our exams takes place in the APC candidate portal. Please familiarise yourself with the registration and eligibility processes on the APC and the PCNZ websites.

Prepare for the exam

APC Tutorial and Practice Exam

The computer-based testing tutorial and Practice exam test has been designed to familiarise you with the Pearson VUE testing software.

OnVUE tools


To contact APC regarding your examination, please visit or email

Last updated 2021-07-22