Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The

This qualification is part of the Retail Services Training Package. It reflects the role of pharmacy assistants who use a defined and limited range of customer service skills. With basic product knowledge, they recommend and supply a limited range of products to customers and often refer enquiries to other team members. They are involved in mainly routine front of pharmacy tasks such as point-of-sale service, stock maintenance and display. They work under close supervision, with guidance from more experienced and senior pharmacy assistants and ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.

Course Fee:

Australian: $2,550

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

12 units: 4 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Interact with pharmacy customers; Work effectively in a community pharmacy; Use pharmacy practices for infection control; Participate in workplace health and safety. Electives: Follow point-of-sale procedures; Advise on beauty products and services; Design and apply make-up; Receive and handle retail stock; Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements; Support the supply of pharmacy medicines and pharmacist only medicines; Produce visual merchandise displays; plus more.

Further information:

Pharmacy assistants must comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines.

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Sales Assistant,
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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a Registered Training Organisation that delivers training and education services to pharmacy and dispensary assistants in every state and territory of Australia. It offers pre-employment courses for those looking to commence a career in pharmacy. For those already working in pharmacy the Guild offers Certificate II, III and IV in Community Pharmacy and the Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary to provide pharmacy and dispensary assistants with the skills and knowledge so that they can engage with their customers and deliver correct health care advice and medicines. A range of non-accredited training is also available to help pharmacy and dispensary assistants meet the QCPP requirements and maintain current and up-to-date skills and knowledge.

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