Course Start Date
12 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Community Pharmacy builds your confidence in supporting local communities with a wide range of health and wellness needs as a pharmacy assistant. Help people feel better and move towards further study in pharmacy dispensary or retail business.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Discuss over the counter medications and products with customers
- Familiarise yourself with cough and cold, skin and anti-fungal, gastrointestinal, allergy relief, analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
- Read and understand pharmaceutical terminology and labelling
- Process prescriptions
- Restock product shelves and set up store displays
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- A nurturing and empathetic mindset
- Great customer service
- Excellent communication skills
- Honesty and reliability
- A respect for confidential patient data
- The ability to think quickly and multitask
- Calmness in high-pressure environments
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Pharmacy assistant
- Pharmacy sales assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary
- Certificate IV in Retail Management
- Certificate IV in Business
- Certificate IV in Business Administration
- Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
- Certificate IV in New Small Business
- Diploma of Visual Merchandising
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full time virtual classroom on campus course. You must attend approximately 12 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 2 days a week for 28 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 and Friday 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|
|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.
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