Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The

This qualification is part of the Retail Services Training Package. It reflects the role of skilled technicians working in the dispensary area of community pharmacies. They have substantial depth of knowledge of pharmacy medicines and dispensing techniques. When dispensing pharmacy medications, they work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and their role is limited to those dispensing functions that do not require them to exercise professional pharmaceutical judgement or discretion. They may provide technical advice and support to pharmacy assistants.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

14 units: 9 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: SIRCCCS002 Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers; SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions; SIRCDIS003 Assist in dispensing prescriptions; SIRCDIS007 Administer dispensary computer system and claims; SIRCDIS006 Maintain dispensary stock; plus more. Electives: SIRCCPM001 Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines; SIRCDIS002 Deliver medicines to customers outside the pharmacy; SIRCHCS001 Support the management of obstructive sleep apnoea; SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products; 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.

Related Careers:

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