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Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

National Course Code: SIR30116


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Community Pharmacy builds your confidence in supporting local communities with a wide range of health and wellness needs as a pharmacy assistant. Help people feel better and move towards further study in pharmacy dispensary or retail business.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Discuss over the counter medications and products with customers
  • Familiarise yourself with cough and cold, skin and anti-fungal, gastrointestinal, allergy relief, analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
  • Read and understand pharmaceutical terminology and labelling
  • Process prescriptions
  • Restock product shelves and set up store displays


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A nurturing and empathetic mindset
  • Great customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • A respect for confidential patient data
  • The ability to think quickly and multitask
  • Calmness in high-pressure environments


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Pharmacy sales assistant


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary
  • Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • Diploma of Visual Merchandising


This course is currently available at 26 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day

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Bourke Connected Learning Centre: Blended

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,550.00
  • Start Date: 15 Jul 2021
  • Duration: 28 Weeks

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