A practising pharmacist in New Zealand is qualified, registered and competent in their area of practice. This means that he/she:
The registration process for the three scopes of practice (Intern Pharmacist, Pharmacist, and Pharmacist prescriber) varies depending on where the applicant completed their education and the qualifications and experience they have obtained. A chart outlining the general process for overseas applicants is available here.
The following is a summary of the prescribed qualifications for New Zealand or Australian pharmacy graduates.
The following qualifications have been prescribed for registration as an intern pharmacist:
Pharmacists who qualified in New Zealand prior to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree being introduced, and who are practising, are deemed to have an equivalent qualification. Pharmacists who obtained an approved qualification in Australia are also considered to have equivalent qualifications to those who hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy obtained in New Zealand.
New Zealand pharmacy graduates
Australian pharmacy graduates
The prescribed qualification for a pharmacist prescriber is the accredited postgraduate programme. The qualification is being updated during 2020.
More information on pharmacist prescribers can be found on this page.