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Certificate IV Community Pharmacy
SIR40112

Step into a supervising or management role within the pharmacy or move into the dispensary. Through elective units, this qualification can be tailored to provide expertise in: dispensary operations, assisting with health promotion and professional services, including diabetes, blood pressure and sleep apnoea, and leadership and management skills.

Course structure

The Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy consists of 14 units. 5 core units and 9 elective units.

The Guild has three structured certificate IBV courses for students to choose from.



Certificate IV Front of Pharmacy Supervision Structure


This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to take the first step into managing and supervising the front of pharmacy.  The units studied within this qualification will equip you with key management skills include managing staff, undertaking recruitment, selection and employment tasks, implementing and maintain QCPP in your pharmacy and coordinating pharmacy products, services and sales.  This qualification would ideally suit a pharmacy assistant who sees their career in community pharmacy focused on the front of shop operations and the management of the pharmacy team.









Certificate IV Specialist Product Knowledge Structure

This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist the pharmacist in the implementation, coordination and management of health services and programs within your pharmacy.  The units studied within this qualification will equip you with key skills in the provision of blood pressure testing, blood glucose testing, and weight management services as well as an understanding of home medicines reviews and pharmacy health promotions.  This qualification allows you to further specialise your skills be selecting a stream that matches the specific health services provided by your pharmacy.  This qualification would ideally suit pharmacy assistants who want to play a key role in the provision of health services to the community.



Certificate IV Health Care Support Structure

This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist the pharmacist in the implementation, coordination and management of health services and programs within your pharmacy.  The units studied within this qualification will equip you with key skills in the provision of blood pressure testing, blood glucose testing, and weight management services as well as an understanding of home medicines reviews and pharmacy health promotions. 

 This qualification allows you to further specialise your skills be selecting a stream that matches the specific health services provided by your pharmacy.  This qualification would ideally suit pharmacy assistants who want to play a key role in the provision of health services to the community.



Certificate IV Dispensary Structure

This qualification is designed to provide dispensary assistants with the full set of dispensary units to ensure they have a comprehensive and thorough understanding of all aspects of dispensary operations.  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 labeling of prescription medicines.

 This qualification also includes additional dispensary units that allow you to gain more advanced skills including the preparation of dose administration aids and working with residential care and aged care facilities in the provision of services to your patients.

 






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Payment is now required online after enrolment

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Payment is now required online after enrolment


Cert IV Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however the preferred pathway for learners entering
this qualification is the SIR30112 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.page1image13800 

Learners who have not completed a SIR30112 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy qualification prior to commencing in the Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy, may be required to complete additional pre-requisite units and provide evidence that they have the required capabilities to undertake the qualification. 

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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