Course Start Date
19.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 28 weeks. As well as the in class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.4 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 learners 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, including:
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
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 Wednesday and Friday 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 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|
|SIRCCCS002||Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers|
|SIRCDIS001||Assist customers with prescriptions|
|SIRCIND001||Work effectively in a community pharmacy|
|SIRCIND002||Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines|
|SIRCINF001||Use pharmacy practices for infection control|
|SIRCPPA005||Assist customers with cough and cold relief products|
|SIRCPPA006||Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products|
|SIRCPPA008||Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal conditions|
|SIRCPPA009||Assist customers with allergy relief products|
|SIRCPPA010||Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products|
|SIRCPPA001||Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements|
|SIRCPPA002||Assist customers with eye and ear care products|
|SIRCPPA003||Assist customers with first aid products|
|SIRCPPA004||Assist customers with oral care products|
|SIRCPPA007||Assist customers with pregnancy and maternal health products and services|
|SIRCPPA011||Assist customers with baby and infant care products|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock|
|SIRRMER001||Produce visual merchandise displays|
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.
27-33 Carleton Street, Cowra
Phone 131 601
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