SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

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Who should do this course?

  • Experienced Pharmacy Assistants who are looking to expand their skills to become a senior Pharmacy Assistant or front of shop manager

Students can learn:

This qualifications provides you with the next step in your career in community pharmacy. The SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy can further build your knowledge of key health conditions and product knowledge or develop new skills in dispensary or supervision. Tailored streams available include:

  • Management: Maintaining employee relations, manage pharmacy premises, equipment and merchandise, build customer relationships and loyalty, implement continuous improvement, plus more
  • Health: Recognise healthy body systems (new), wound care, continence management, vitamins, minerals and supplements, plus more

Course information:

The SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy consists of 3 core units and 11 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 around 12 months.

As the SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy is a flexible course with rolling enrolments, you can start as soon as you are ready.


  • Have achieved the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy or
  • Have relevant industry employment experience as a community pharmacy assistant in a job role that has involved the application of skills and knowledge described in core units of competency from SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy, and
  • Have a statement of attainment in the unit SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines.

To discuss entry requirements please contact a Guild Training Specialist.

This qualification is available to Pharmacy Assistants currently working in a community pharmacy.

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 SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy for new employees (three months full time, twelve months part time). Eligible students can enrol for a subsidised cost. Some students may come under concessional funding and pay a subsidised cost.

Full cost of course without government funding is $2,600 for member pharmacy and $3,380 for non-member pharmacy.

Payment plans available for all tuition fees.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

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.

*Eligibility criteria applies. Price and saving per enrolment subject to change.

For more information Contact Guild Training
Phone: (02) 9467 7130
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Guild Training is a Registered Training Organisation (0452)

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Page last updated on: 17 July 2020