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Offering Info

Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

  • National Course Code: SIR30116
  • TAFE NSW code: SIR30116-01V01-20NEW-337

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

29.6 Hours per week

Duration

17 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 course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for I7 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, private study, research, revision and assignment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to pursue a career as a Pharmacy Assistant or for those already working in a pharmacy setting.
  • Pharmacy Assistants meet, greet and assist customers that visit community pharmacies and support the care provided by the pharmacist and the prarmacy in gereral.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. 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?

"ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • USB and general stationary: $20.00 approx.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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 your chosen 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
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
SIRCIND001 Work effectively in a community pharmacy
Elective Units
Number Title
SIRCPPA003 Assist customers with first aid products
SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SIRXIND002 Organise and maintain the store environment
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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