Course Start Date
6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- 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
- Pharmacy Assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate III in Community Pharmacy
- Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a part time, virtual classroom - on campus course. You must attend approximately 6 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 1 days a week for 18 weeks.
This course is offered by Virtual 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.
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 Thursday 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 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
|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|
|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|
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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