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8.9 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of pharmacy assistants who use a defined and limited range of customer service skills. With basic product knowledge, they recommend and supply a limited range of products to customers and often refer enquiries to other team members.
They are involved in mainly routine front of pharmacy tasks such as point-of-sale service, stock maintenance and display. They work under close supervision, with guidance from more experienced and senior pharmacy assistants and ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.
Pharmacy assistants must comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 8.9 hours of study per week, over 48 weeks. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6.4 hours of additional study each week, including work placement, private study, research and gathering evidence for assessment tasks.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Have no industry experience, may not have studied online before or not completed previous qualifications. It is a general entry level course which will provide you with entry level skills to either proceed into a higher level course or look for employment in a community pharmacy.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Your course Education Support Officer (ESO) offers one on one assistance by phone, online or by email to assist you to understand your learning materials, navigate the course and assessment requirements as required.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|SIRCCCS001||Interact with pharmacy customers|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|SIRCINF001||Use pharmacy practices for infection control|
|SIRCIND001||Work effectively in a community pharmacy|
|SIRCPPA004||Assist customers with oral care products|
|SIRCPPA006||Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products|
|SIRCPPA001||Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements|
|SIRXSLS002||Follow point-of-sale procedures|
|SIRXIND002||Organise and maintain the store environment|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock|
|SIRXSLS001||Sell to the retail customer|
|SIRCIND002||Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines|
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