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Statement of Attainment in S2/S3 Pharmacy Training

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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).

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in S2/S3 Pharmacy Training does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in S2/S3 Pharmacy Training does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines SIRCIND002

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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