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 2020 are as follows and may vary from the dates previously set in 2019.
* For the Examination period - 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, the examination dates selected within the date range quoted is dependent on venue and 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.
Late applications will not be accepted.
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.