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Offering Info

Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

  • National Course Code: SIR20116
  • TAFE NSW code: SIR20116-01V01-22BAL-029

Location – Ballina

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

26 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

12 Hours per week

Duration

18 weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Community Pharmacy teaches you to provide customers support on general enquiries and sensitive topics. Gain practical skills that can be applied across the retail industry such as beauty products and services, inventory and pharmacy product advice.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Interact with pharmacy customers
  • Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • Use pharmacy practices for infection control
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help get ahead:

  • An interest in health care
  • Empathy
  • A desire to help people

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognized qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathway to further study in the community pharmacy and retail services
  • Certifications to be able to serve customers at pharmacy registers according to Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP)
  • Knowledge to support pharmacists in their work

Career opportunities:

  • Pharmacy Assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Community Pharmacy
  • Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate II in Community Pharmacy as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in a community pharmacy as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • An interest in the health and wellbeing of others
  • An affinity for customer service
  • Teamwork skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, combination course. You must attend approximately 12 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days a week for 18 weeks.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday with day classes. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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. (only if available as a trainee)

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
SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Ballina
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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