Skill Set: SIRSS00012 - Community Pharmacy Dispensary
Previously known as “Dispensary Assistant Course – Advanced”
Dispensary assistants play a critical role in the supply and delivery of prescription medicines to the community. In recognition of this important role Guild Training provides the Nationally Recognised Skill Set: SIRSS00012 – Community Pharmacy Dispensary
The skill set provides your pharmacy assistants the training to attain the required units, skills and knowledge to meet the Pharmacy Board’s requirements and equips them to provide the technical support you need within your pharmacy.
The SIRSS00012 – Community Pharmacy Dispensary skill set provides a credential that reflects the specialised role and required skills of a dispensary assistant, it contains a suite of dispensary focused units of competency as well as the opportunity for staff to grow their skills in key pharmacy functions.
The skill set also provides pharmacy assistants with an alternate and recognised career pathway.
Achievement of these units provides credit towards SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy and SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary.
Who should do this course?
- This course is suited to Pharmacy assistants working in the dispensary who are required to complete dispensary units to meet their pharmacy’s requirements.
- Or pharmacy assistants looking to progress in their career.
This course must be completed within 6 months. Students are required to complete one unit per month.
Students enrolled in this skill set will experience workplace-based delivery with regular contacts from a qualified Guild Trainer. The Trainer will guide and support the student and supervisor throughout the duration of their enrolment. All Guild Training courses include electronic/PDF Learner Guides (workbooks) as standard. Hardcopy Learner Guides (paper workbooks) are available for $25 per unit of study.
Training requirements for dispensary assistants
The Pharmacy Board of Australia states that ‘Pharmacists may be assisted in the preparation, dispensing and supply of medicines, and other tasks in a pharmacy business or pharmacy department, by suitably trained dispensary assistants.’
In addition, ‘Pharmacists who are responsible for employing a dispensary assistant/technician in practice must employ or engage suitably trained and experienced individuals to perform duties under pharmacist supervision, and ensure that the tasks correspond to and are limited to their level of education, training and experience.’
- • SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
• SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions
• SIRCDIS003 Assist in dispensing prescriptions
• SIRCDIS006 Maintain Dispensary Stock
• SIRCDIS007 Administer dispensary computer system and claims
• SIRCDIS004 Assist in preparing dose administration aids
NOTE: Payment of the course fee will be required before course materials are provided. A tax invoice will be issued with payment options during the enrolment process. Please refer to the pre-enrolment information guide and schedule of fees for additional information.