SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

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Who should do this course?

  • Recent school leavers
  • First time employees
  • High school students wanting to commence a career in Community Pharmacy (School based traineeship)

Students can learn:

Knowledge, skills and confidence to perform a wide range of tasks including:

  • Serving and interacting with customers
  • Merchandising and performing stock control procedures
  • Basic product knowledge
  • Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines

Course information:

The SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy consists of 4 core units and 8 electives. This course can be tailored to suit your learning requirements and career goals. Your Guild Trainer will work with you to develop a training plan to meet your needs and the needs of your pharmacy. Most Pharmacy Assistants complete the course in less than 12 months.

The SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy is your first step in your career in Community Pharmacy. This qualification will provide you with the basic skills in both pharmacy and retail. This course also teaches work ready skills in customer service, work place health and safety and front of shop skills. With rolling enrolments you can start as soon as you are ready, there are no entry requirements to complete this qualification however you will need to be working in a community pharmacy for the duration of the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning is available for all qualifications. The RPL process acknowledges the skills and competencies gained from work experience, prior training and life experiences. Through RPL, competencies may be granted for specific units within community pharmacy qualifications, meaning some Pharmacy Assistants can finish their course earlier than expected.

How much will this qualification cost?

The cost of the course may be dependent on government funding. Under the New South Wales Government, User Choice funding is available for SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. Eligible students can enrol for a subsidised price. Some students may come under concessional funding and pay a subsidised price.

User Choice funding for traineeships may also be available for new employees.

Full cost of course without government funding is $1,950 for member pharmacy and $2,540 for non-member pharmacy.

Expression of interest:

Complete an expression of interest and one of our friendly training specialists will contact you to discuss your training options.

How to enrol:

Complete the online enrolment form on or contact our team and one of our friendly training specialists will contact you to discuss your training options.

For more information Contact Guild Training
Phone: (02) 9467 7130
Learning Platform:

Guild Training is a Registered Training Organisation (0452)

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Page last updated on: 16 March 2021