Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The

This qualification is part of the Retail Services Training Package. It reflects the role of skilled senior pharmacy assistants who use sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. Some senior pharmacy assistants may take a lead role in coordinating front of pharmacy business activities. Depending on the job role, they work under the overall or direct supervision of a pharmacist, and may have team leading or supervisory responsibilities.

Course Fee:

Australian: $3,380

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Community Pharmacy; or relevant employment experience plus a Statement of Attainment in Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines.

Structure:

14 units: 3 core; 11 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Maintain work health and safety; Assist in managing pharmacy medicines and pharmacist only medicines; Lead team effectiveness. Electives: Test blood glucose and advise on equipment and services for diabetes management; Assist in dispensing prescriptions; Manage pharmacy sales and service delivery; Use pharmacy practices for infection control; Assist customers with wound care products; Maintain store security; Control stock; Develop a pharmacy product and service range; Coordinate service to residential care facilities; Provide Australian Needle and Syringe Program services; plus more.

Further information:

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

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hawthorn No info No
Fullarton No info No
Brisbane No info No
Hobart No info No
Brisbane No info No
Hobart No info No
Perth No info No
Darwin No info No
Perth No info No
Darwin No info No
Sydney No info No
Barton No info No
Sydney No info No
Barton No info No
Hawthorn No info No
Fullarton No info No
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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