15 Sep 2021
As a provisionally registered pharmacist, your supervised practice arrangements could be located anywhere in Australia.
If you're set to complete your course within the next three months and you’ve got your supervised practice arrangements signed off - apply for provisional registration now. We'll start assessing your application while we wait for your graduate results.
Once we’ve received your graduate results from your education provider and we are satisfied that you have met all the requirements for registration, we will finalise your application.
When registered, we will publish your name to the Register of practitioners (the public register). Before undertaking any supervised practice, you’ll need to check the public register to confirm that you hold provisional registration and that your supervised practice arrangements have been approved.
Check out our graduate video to help you get your application right.
You’ll find helpful advice, tips for avoiding common causes of delay and downloadable information flyers on the graduate applications page of the Ahpra website.
It's important that you provide correctly certified photo ID documents with your application - the wording is very specific. We need to meet the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s requirements for photo ID checks in order to complete the mandatory criminal history check for all graduates.
‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original and the photograph is a true likeness of the person presenting the document as sighted by me.’
To get it right the first time download the guide ‘Certifying Documents’ and take it with you to the authorised officer.
In addition to JPs, most registered health practitioners, public servants, teachers, lecturers and members of the legal profession can certify photographic ID documents. For the full list of authorised officers see the guide.
When you apply for registration, your application is carefully assessed against the Board’s requirements for registration.
For provisional registration as a pharmacist, you need to prove that you meet the following registration standards:
You will also need to declare any health impairments that may affect your ability to practise.
You are also required to have your supervised practice arrangements approved by the Board in accordance with its Registration standard: Supervised practice arrangements before commencing your internship.
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.
We cannot register you until we are satisfied that you meet the standards for registration, and are suitably qualified, and your supervised practice arrangements are in place.
We can’t finalise your application until we receive your graduate results from your education provider.
If you’ve submitted everything you need to prove you’ve met the requirements for registration, we aim to finalise your application within two weeks of receiving your graduate results.We recommend that you submit your application before you graduate and as soon as your supervised practice arrangements (internship) are signed off so that it’s ready to finalise when we receive your results.