Pharmacy assistant qualifications

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a nationally registered training provider offering a range of programs for trainees and employees.

Training helps ensure you can work directly with your customers. The health information and product knowledge that you learn will mean you can help your customers get well and stay well.

To ensure the latest trends in health careproducts and services are part of our training materials we work closely with other health organisations like the Heart Foundation of Australia, the National Stroke Foundation and the National Asthma Council.

CERTIFICATE II IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY – SIR20112

Skills and knowledge in serving and interacting with customers, basic product knowledge: vitamins and minerals, eye and ear care and hair, beauty and cosmetic products, Merchandising and performing stock control procedures.

‘I’ve just started working in the pharmacy.’

‘I’d like to work in a pharmacy one day soon.’

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CERTIFICATE III IN COMMUNITY PHARMACy – sir30112

Comprehensive product knowledge and health information including cough and cold, allergies and asthma management. Grow and specialise your career with key pharmacy roles: health conditions, front of shop operations, merchandising and display, marketing, stock control, dispensary operations and key product and health categories.

‘I want to be a qualified pharmacy assistant.’

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CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMUNITY PHARMACy – sir40112

Step into a supervising or management role within the pharmacy or move into the dispensary. Throughelective units, this qualification can be tailored to provide expertise in: dispensary operations, assisting with health promotion and professional services, including diabetes, blood pressure and sleep apnoea, and leadership and management skills.

‘I would like more responsbility in the pharmacy.’

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recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) acknowledges the skills and competencies that you have gained from work, training and life experiences. 

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