The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) conducts oral examinations in each state and territory on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
The number of days on which examinations will be conducted in each jurisdiction will vary. Following acceptance of the candidate's application, the examination candidate timetable detailing the time and place of their examination will be forwarded by post or email two weeks before the commencement of the examination period. Candidates are reminded that AHPRA must have correct details of their postal address and other contact details at all times.
An application form for a pharmacy intern to be a candidate for the oral examination (practice) APOE-60 can be downloaded on the Forms page. This is a paper application and must be received by AHPRA by the closing date as stated.
Note there have been recent changes to postal delivery times and that normal deliveries may be delayed. Candidates are advised to mail applications early to avoid missing the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
The oral examination dates for 2018 are as follows and may vary from the dates previously set in 2017.
The oral examination dates for 2019 are as follows and may vary from the dates previously set in 2018.
* Examinations will not be conducted on every day during these examination periods. The specific dates on which examinations will be conducted in each jurisdiction will be confirmed after the closing date for each examination period and detailed in timetables sent to candidates. For each examination period, a range of dates are quoted but are selected on venue hire, examiner availability and candidate numbers. Candidates should not assume that specific dates are available and should make themselves readily available for the examination period. Candidate sessions are randomly allocated and will not be changed.
To contact AHPRA Examination Officers / Pharmacy Professional Officers, phone 1300 419 495.