Comprehensive product knowledge and health information including cough and cold, allergies and asthma management. Grow and specialise your career with key pharmacy roles: health conditions, front of shop operations, merchandising and display, marketing, stock control, dispensary operations and key product and health categories.
Then you can start the Certifcate IV to move into a senior role in your pharmacy.
The Certificate III in Community Pharmacy consists of 26 units - 17 core units and 9 elective units. Note: Each stream consists of 2 units.
The guild has three structured certificate III courses for you to choose from.
This qualification is designed to provide you with the basic skills required for you to develop your career and commence work as a dispensary assistant. The units included in this qualification meet Pharmacy Board of Australia that requires pharmacists to ‘ensure that dispensary assistants or dispensary technicians undertake a complete a recognised training course that provides them with the skills and knowledge to, under the direct personal supervision of a pharmacist, assist in the selection, processing and labelling of prescription medicines.’ This qualification would ideally suit a pharmacy assistant who chosen to become a dispensary assistant within a community pharmacy.
This qualification is designed to provide you with key knowledge and skills in the area of marketing and merchandising including the construction and design of displays, merchandising pharmacy products to generate customer interest and the development of marketing and promotion strategies to achieve maximum results. The health units included in the elective section will also assist a pharmacy assistant in managing a scheduling change. This qualification would ideally suit a pharmacy assistant who has responsibility for merchandising and marketing activities within their pharmacy.
This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide your customers with comprehensive health and product knowledge advice to assist them in achieving and maintain good health. As well as the core units, this qualification includes units on common health conditions and key product categories. The qualification would ideally suit a pharmacy assistant who works in the Professional Services Area and provides customers with comprehensive advice and information.
There are no formal entry requirements, however applicants would be expected to have a minimum Year 10 education level with good English skills Those learners who have completed a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy will receive credit transfers for common units.
Traineeships - NSW
NSW Traineeships are funding by the NSW State Government in conjunction with the Australian Government
A certificate or statement of attainment will be issued by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, RTO Number 0452 upon successful completion of the course.