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Offering Info

Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

  • National Course Code: SIR30116
  • TAFE NSW code: SIR30116-01V01-20KEM-007

Location – Kempsey

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8.5 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 skilled pharmacy assistants who use a range of well-developed service skills to identify and meet customer needs. They have sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. Some pharmacy assistants may be involved in assisting with a limited range of dispensary activities.

They work with some independence, under limited supervision from others, but ultimately under the supervising pharmacist. They may provide technical advice and support to team members.

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time day face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 8.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and study.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Undertake the Certificate III Community Pharmacy qualification to gain skills and knowledge about how to sell pharmacy products to an end consumer. Students may have already completed a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy or Retail qualification and are now increasing their qualifications gained. These students will be granted credit transfers for some units of competency and/or transferable skills and knowledge in the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy qualification. On successful completion of the Cert III in Community Pharmacy, learners can progress onto a Cert IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary. These learners will be granted credit transfers for some units of competency and/or transferable skills and knowledge into the Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary qualification.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Full Library and Support services
  • Disability and learning support services
  • Counsellor

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

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 Monday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. 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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SIRCIND001 Work effectively in a community pharmacy
SIRCPPA009 Assist customers with allergy relief products
SIRCPPA010 Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products
SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions
SIRCPPA008 Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal conditions
SIRCPPA006 Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SIRCCCS002 Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
SIRCINF001 Use pharmacy practices for infection control
Elective Units
Number Title
SIRCCCS001 Interact with pharmacy customers
SIRCPPA002 Assist customers with eye and ear care products
SIRCPPA003 Assist customers with first aid products
SIRCPPA004 Assist customers with oral care products
SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

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.

Course Location

Kempsey
58 Sea Street, West Kempsey
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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