Make a difference to the health and lives of people in the community. Build foundational skills, broaden your knowledge of pharmacy medicine and be equipped to work as a pharmacy or dispensary assistant in accordance with industry standards.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Follow pharmacy procedures for scheduled medicines
Identify requirements for customer needs
Identify common medicines
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to work in a dispensary
The ability to assess customer needs through a knowledge of pharmacy medicine
An understanding of the necessary licensing and legislative requirements in the pharmaceutical industry
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You must be currently working in a pharmacy and are required to provide proof of employment
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in pharmacy
Experience working in a pharmacy
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: pharmacy assistant, dispensary assistant and dispensary manager.
There are no licensing requirements, however this unit incorporates the requirement for pharmacy and dispensary assistants to comply with federal, state and territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for the provision of scheduled Pharmacy Medicines (S2) and Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in S2/S3 Pharmacy Training does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in S2/S3 Pharmacy Training does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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