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About to graduate? Apply for provisional registration online now

15 Nov 2018

Are you in your final year of an approved program of study to become a pharmacist?

Smooth the transition from study to work by applying now for provisional registration.

Registering with the Pharmacy Board of Australia

Before you can start practising and using the protected title ‘pharmacist’, you must be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the National Board). We recommend that you apply for registration four to six weeks before you’re due to finish your course.

Registration standards

To register as a new graduate, you must meet the following Registration standards:

  • criminal history
  • English language skills
  • professional indemnity insurance, and
  • supervised practice arrangements.

A short, animated video for pharmacy graduates is published on the Board's website. It outlines the standards that must be met to become registered and also the professional standards expected of the pharmacy profession in order to stay registered.

How to apply online

There are four simple steps to applying online:

1.    Set up your account with AHPRA. To do this, you’ll need a unique and personal email address only you can access.

       Once set up, you can save your application and resume as required.

2.    Complete the application form for registration.

3.    Upload your supporting documents.

4.    Pay any required fees.

Applying for supervised practice

In addition to making an online application for provisional registration, you must lodge a separate application for approval of supervised practice. You cannot start supervised practice (internship) until both of these applications have been received and then approved by the National Board which can take place once the education provider has advised that you are eligible to graduate.

Completion of a Board-approved period of supervised practice during provisional registration is one of the requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for general registration as a pharmacist in Australia at the end of the internship period.

What happens next?

We will assess your application for provisional registration and application for approval of supervised practice and may contact you if we require further information. Once your education provider has advised us that you are eligible to graduate, we’ll finalise your applications and will contact you to confirm that registration has been granted.

Once registered, your name will be published on the national register of practitioners. You’ll need to check you provisional registration and your supervised practice details have been recorded in the notations field on the register before undertaking any supervised practice.

For more information

  • Go to Graduate applications on the AHPRA website to apply online and for links to FAQ
  • For registration enquiries or difficulties in accessing the online application form: 1300 419 495 (within Australia)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200


Page reviewed 15/11/2018