21. Qualifications for registration
(1) A person is entitled to apply to the Council for registration as a pharmaceutical chemist under this Act if he has attained the age of 18 years, and ¾
(a) he has ¾
(i) completed a prescribed course of practical training of not less than 2 000 hours' duration with a pharmaceutical chemist or chemists in accordance with such conditions as are prescribed and in premises that are approved by the Council; and
(ii) passed all prescribed examinations or such examinations as in the opinion of the Council are substantially equivalent to those prescribed examinations; and
(iii) passed the examination in a course of First Aid approved by the Council;
(b) except where the limitation imposed by subsection (2) applies, he has served for at least 4 years as an apprentice in the business of a chemist and druggist or pharmaceutical chemist in any State of the Commonwealth or in the Dominion of New Zealand, in the keeping of open shop for the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions of legally qualified medical practitioners, and has passed all prescribed examinations or such examinations as in the opinion of the Council are substantially equivalent to those prescribed examinations; or
(c) he has, in special circumstances proved to the satisfaction of the Council to exist, completed some other course of training approved by the Council, and has passed an examination or examinations prescribed or approved by the Council; or
(d) he holds a certificate or diploma of competency or certificate of identity as a pharmaceutical chemist, or as a chemist and druggist, from any society, college or board of pharmacy recognised by the regulations, which certificate or diploma was issued to him to show that he has passed an examination conducted in the English language and of a standard that in the opinion of the Council is substantially equivalent to that prescribed for the registration of a pharmaceutical chemist in this State; and
(i) in the case of an applicant from another State of the Commonwealth or from New Zealand if so required, but otherwise at the time of submitting the application, he produces a certificate from the relevant board of pharmacy or other evidence satisfactory to the Council that subsequent to obtaining that qualification he completed normally within the jurisdiction of that board of pharmacy a period of employment in a pharmacy as a pharmaceutical chemist, or as a chemist and druggist, for not less than one year and that he has completed in the State a period of employment of not less than 4 weeks in a pharmacy under the direct personal control and supervision of a pharmaceutical chemist; and
(ii) he produces evidence satisfactory to the Council that he remains in good standing with the society, college or board of pharmacy by which the certificate or diploma was issued; and
(iii) he signs a statutory declaration that he has studied the law governing the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons in the State.
(2) A person who claims to be registered as a pharmaceutical chemist under this Act by virtue of the qualification prescribed by subsection 1(b), shall not be so registered unless he proves to the satisfaction of the Council that he obtained that qualification on or before 31 December 1968.
(3) A person who applies for registration by virtue of the qualification prescribed by subsection 1(d), may be required to lodge with his application, for the inspection of the Council, the certificate or diploma entitling him so to apply.
[Section 21 amended by No. 98 of 1975 s. 6; No. 26 of 1977 s. 2.]