The following information applies to examinations held in 2021.
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 depending on candidate numbers and examiner/venue availability. Following acceptance of the candidate's application, the examination candidate timetable detailing the time and place of their examination will be forwarded by email two weeks before the commencement of the examination period. Candidates are reminded that Ahpra must have correct 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.
Applications will open for the next oral examination period once the current examination period has concluded.
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 2021 are yet to be confirmed but are expected to be conducted in similar timeframes to the examinations conducted in 2020.
For all enquiries regarding the Pharmacy oral examination, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the Ahpra staff members responsible for delivering examinations for each jurisdiction.