Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will soon be calling for final-year pharmacy students to apply for registration online.

Pharmacy students on the Student Register who will complete their approved program of study by the end of 2017 will be sent an email inviting them to apply online for provisional registration four to six weeks before finishing their course and after Monday 9 October.

Students are encouraged to read the information on AHPRA’s website under Graduate applications. Certain applicants will also need to apply for an international criminal history check.

The Board’s video for graduates on our Internships webpage explains what they need to do to be granted provisional registration and what they need to do to stay registered, including the ongoing obligations of a registered pharmacist.

Once provisional registration is obtained, a registrant (intern) must meet the Board’s registration standards. The Registration standard: Supervised practice arrangements also outlines that interns must have their supervised practice approved by the Board before they start their supervised practice. Interns can start supervised practice as soon as their name and their supervised practice details are published on the national register.