Date: 4 April 2018
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Assistant Traineeship Scheme (ATSIPATS) highlights the importance of indigenous pharmacy assistants in improving access to community pharmacy services available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The scheme supports the pharmacy workforce by encouraging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to enter pharmacy assistant roles as a career or pathway to pharmacy.
It also aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy assistants in community pharmacies.
Incentive allowances of $10,000 are available to community pharmacies to encourage employment and training for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in a pharmacy assistant role.
All pharmacies across Australia are eligible to apply for the incentive allowance.
Pharmacies are responsible for securing an eligible pharmacy assistant.
Applications can also be made on the ATSIPATS area of the website.