Develop the management skills needed to coordinate pharmacy operations and lead staff, as well as providing specialised, advanced skills across key pharmacy areas.
This qualification will benefit experienced pharmacy assistants who are looking to expand their skills to become a senior pharmacy assistant or front-of-shop manager. Senior pharmacy assistants are often responsible for the management of particular functions in the pharmacy, the management of a range of health
categories or for the supervision of pharmacy staff.
Full time employees should complete the course within 14 months. Part time employees should complete the course in under 18 months. A training plan is provided to support each student for the duration of the course. If you have already completed either Certificate II or III in Community Pharmacy you could complete the course within 12 months. Additional units or evidence showing previous experience may be required for students who haven’t completed a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process which evaluates your existing skills, knowledge and life experience against the training units in the Community Pharmacy qualifications. If eligible you may be given credit for specific units in your qualification based on this assessment – saving you valuable time in gaining your qualification. Further information available here
To achieve a SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy, 14 units must be completed:
This course is delivered via workbook and completed whilst working in a community pharmacy. Support and assessment is provided by a qualified Guild trainer throughout the course duration.
To undertake a Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy you need to:
This qualification is available to pharmacy assistants currently employed in a community pharmacy and working a minimum of 13 hours per week for the duration of the course.
NOTE: If you do not to meet the above entry requirements however believe you have the employment experience required, you and your workplace may complete an Entry Level Requirements Assessment to determine if you have the necessary employment experience.
This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to take the first step into managing and supervising the front of pharmacy. The units studied within this qualification will equip you with key management skills include managing staff, undertaking recruitment, selection and employment tasks, implementing and maintaining QCPP in your pharmacy as well as coordinating services and sales of pharmacy products.
This qualification would ideally suit a pharmacy assistant who sees their career in community pharmacy focused on the front of shop operations and the management of the pharmacy team.
Course fees are determined based on a student’s eligibility for ‘Skills First’ funding (Victorian government subsidised training). Students who are ineligible for the Skills First funding are charged at Fee for Service rates.
This course fee is GST free, inclusive of administration fees and provides for electronic workbooks. The fees stated are indicative and subject to confirmation during enrolment based on eligibility for funding and credit transfers. Additional material fees apply if hardcopy workbooks are requested ($15 per workbook). Member prices apply to employees of the nominated Guild member pharmacy. AFSPA prices apply to employees of the AFSPA pharmacies. * denotes the Standard Tuition Fee and is subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
Guild Training will be able to assist in determining your eligibility for funding. Guild Training encourages people with disabilities to access government funded subsidised training
You will be contacted by a Guild Training team member after completing and submitting the online pre-enrolment form