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Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

  • National Course Code: SIR20116
  • TAFE NSW code: SIR20116-01V01-20TAM-134

Location – Lithgow

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

23 Jul 2020

Study Commitment

13.3 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need demonstrate practical components of the course either in a real pharmacy work environment or in a simulated pharmacy environment. Learners will need a USB and a recording device (mobile phone).

Work placement is not compulsory however is highly recommended in a pharmacy.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Flexible Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 13.3 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are aspiring to work in the pharmacy industry, which may include; front of pharmacy or dispensary areas. Job seekers, Aboriginal people, mature aged, seeking employment or reskilling in pharmacy. Learners will have little or no pharmacy industry experience or knowledge.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course.

TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:

  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Library resources

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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?

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the 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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Core Units
Number Title
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SIRCCCS001 Interact with pharmacy customers
SIRCIND001 Work effectively in a community pharmacy
SIRCINF001 Use pharmacy practices for infection control
Elective Units
Number Title
SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
SIRCPPA004 Assist customers with oral care products
SIRCPPA006 Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SIRXIND002 Organise and maintain the store environment
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Lithgow
Hill Street, Lithgow
Phone 131 601

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