SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Who should do this course?

  • Pharmacy Assistants already working in Community Pharmacy
  • People with previous retail or life experience currently employed in a Community Pharmacy
  • Certificate II in Community Pharmacy graduates wanting to continue their learning and development in Community Pharmacy

Students can learn:

  • Comprehensive product knowledge and health information including cough and cold, allergies and vitamins and minerals
  • Standard pharmacy operations including merchandising and display, stock control and marketing
  • An opportunity to choose from specialised, tailored streams including:
    • Front of shop: build customer relationships and loyalty, receive and handle stock, control stock, supervise and support front line team members and more
    • Health: smoking cessation, recognising health body systems (new), baby and infant care, assist customers with first aid products and more
    • Dispensary: recognise health body systems (new), assist in dispensing prescriptions, maintain dispensary stock and administer dispensary computer systems and claims and more

Course information:

The Certificate III in Community Pharmacy consists of 11 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 24 months.

As the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy is a flexible course 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?

There are a number of options available when enrolling into SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy training including government funding under the Queensland Governments 2020 – 2021 Annual VET Investment Plan.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Certificate 3 Guarantee training is funded by the Queensland Government and is an initiative of the Queensland Government and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Please refer to the following Fact Sheets for further information, including the eligibility requirements regarding this State Government initiative and/or contact us.

Students eligible to participate in the training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding are required to pay a co-contribution fee.

Co-contribution - Non-Concessional

Co-contribution - Concessional



*The co-contribution fee may be paid by an employer or another third party

User Choice funding

SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy is an approved qualification available in Queensland under User Choice funding for eligible students. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System. Fee contributions are generally required. You can refer to the Department of Small Business and Training website and/or contact us for further information regarding costs and eligibility.

Fee For Service

Students also have the option of paying for the full cost of the training for $2,800 for member pharmacy and $3,920 for non-member pharmacy.

Where a student is paying for the course fees, Guild Training will not collect more than $1500 in pre-paid fees.

Payment plans available for all tuition fees.

Click here to view course units

How to enrol:

Complete an expression of interest and one of our friendly training specialists will contact you to discuss your training options.
Contact the Queensland Branch on 07 3831 3788 or submit an enquiry to find out more!

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

Download Enrolment Forms:

SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (Fee For Service)

SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (Traineeship)

SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (Certificate 3 Guarantee)

For more information
Contact Guild Training


07 3831 3788

Guild Training is a Registered Training Organisation (0452)

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Page last updated on: 04 July 2022