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Dispensary Assistant Short Course

Dispensary assistants play a critical role in the supply and delivery of Prescription Medicines to the community. In recognition of this important role Guild Training has developed a course of study for the new dispensary assistant.

 

This course combines a selected number of units from the Community Pharmacy qualifications
to provide skills in dispensing medicines, stock control, dispensary administration and packing dose administration aids. The units included in this course will meet Pharmacy Board training requirements for dispensary assistants. 

Course structure

The Dispensary Assistants Course consists of three units from the Community Pharmacy qualifications. These units are:

  • SIRCHCS201 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines

  • SIRCDIS301 Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers

  • SIRCDIS303 Assist in dispensing prescriptions 


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is expected that pharmacy or dispensary assistants need to demonstrate employment experience in a community pharmacy. 

Cost: $600


Dispensary Assistant Long C​ourse

Dispensary assistants play a critical role in the supply and delivery of Prescription Medicines to the community. In recognition of this important role Guild Training has developed a course of study for the new dispensary assistant.

This course combines a selected number of units from the Community Pharmacy qualifications
to provide skills in dispensing medicines, stock control, dispensary administration and packing dose administration aids. The units included in this course will meet Pharmacy Board training requirements for dispensary assistants. 

Course structure

The Dispensary Assistants Course consists of six units from the Community Pharmacy qualifications. These units are:

  • SIRCHCS201 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines

  • SIRCDIS301 Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers

  • SIRCDIS303 Assist in dispensing prescriptions

  • SIRCDIS404 Assist in dispensary stock control

  • SIRCDIS405 Assist in dispensary administration

  • SIRCDIS406 Assist in preparing dose administration aids 


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is expected that pharmacy
or dispensary assistants need to demonstrate employment experience in a community pharmacy.

Cost: $900


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