Pharmacy Assistant Training

Pharmacy Assistant Training is supported by Guild Learning and Development and delivered by your local Guild Training Team. The Pharmacy Guild has been delivering training to Pharmacy Assistants for over 15 years, longer than any other provider.


The Guild offers training in the following accredited qualifications for Pharmacy Assistants:

SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines (S2S3)

This unit will give your pharmacy assistants the knowledge and skills to support supplying S2 and S3 medicines to your customers. Accredited training can help you ensure your customers receive the best advice, care and health solutions.

SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy*

The Certificate II in Community Pharmacy is your first step in a career in pharmacy. This qualification will provide you with basic pharmacy and retails skills. Expanding your skills provides career growth and opportunities, helping you to secure your future.

SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy*

Comprehensive product knowledge and health information including cough and cold, analgesic and anti-inflammatory and allergies management. Grow and specialise your career with key pharmacy roles: health conditions, front of shop operations, merchandising and display, marketing, stock control, dispensary operations and key product and health categories.

SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy*

This qualification will benefit experienced pharmacy assistants who are looking to expand their skills to become a senior pharmacy assistant or front-of-shop manager. Senior pharmacy assistants are often responsible for the management of particular functions in the pharmacy, the management of a range of health categories or for the supervision of pharmacy staff.

SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

This qualification will benefit experienced pharmacy assistants who are looking to expand their skills in the area of dispensary. Dispensary assistants work with the pharmacist to provide prescription medicines to pharmacy customers. Under the supervision of the pharmacist, dispensary assistants maintain customer records, select and label medicines and process claims.

*Jobs and Skills WA funding may be available and is dependent on eligibility criteria.

** If enrolling person was not born in Australia

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Page last updated 16 July 2019