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Certificate III Community Pharmacy
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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.


Course structure

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.

                                       

Certificate III in Dispensary

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.

                                       


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Certificate III in Merchandising

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.  

                                       


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Certificate III in Health

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.


 

 

                                       


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Cert III Entry Requirements

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


 


To find out more information about traineeships under the new smart and skilled funding arrangements, please click on the button below to be directed to the State Training Services website. 

NSW Traineeships are funding by the NSW State Government in conjunction with the Australian Government


Traineeships - ACT


 To find out more information about traineeships under the ACT funding arrangements, please click on the button above to be redirected to the State Training Services website. 

ACT Traineeships are funding by the ACT 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.

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Page last updated 23 February 2017