Skill Set: SIRSS00030 – Introduction to Community Pharmacy

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 SIRSS00030 – Introduction to Community Pharmacy skill set provides a set of skills for individuals to commence work as a pharmacy assistant engaging with customers and completing sales in a community pharmacy.

Achievement of these units provides credit towards our Community Pharmacy Certificate Qualifications.

  • Pharmacy assistants new to the industry or looking to upskill and build upon their current experience
  • 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, students must be employed in a community pharmacy. Students will be asked to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) during enrolment. This is a government requirement for nationally accredited training. Follow the enrolment steps to create/find your USI.  Note: Students under the age of 18 will be required to obtain consent from a parent/guardian as part of the enrolment. This is a requirement when enrolling into nationally accredited training courses. Details for the consent form can be found below.

Students enrolled in this skill set will experience workplace-based delivery with regular contact from a qualified Guild Training Trainer/Assessor.  The Guild Training Trainer/Assessor will guide and support the student and supervisor throughout the duration of their enrolment. The below 2 units will be completed via digital platform via Guild Ed student management system.

  • SIRCIND002 – Support and supply Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRXCEG008 – Manage disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers

Guild Training courses include electronic/PDF Learner Guides (workbooks) as standard. Hardcopy Learner Guides (paper workbooks) are available for $25 per unit of study.

The SIRSS00030 Introduction to Community Pharmacy equips both new and existing Pharmacy Assistants to work in a community pharmacy environment whilst dealing with their day to day duties.

This skill set prepares the pharmacy assistant to deal with rapport building and confidence to deal with any challenging or aggressive behaviour when dealing with customers.  

In addition, the SIRSS00030 Introduction to Community Pharmacy includes S2S3 (SIRCIND002 Support and supply Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines) as part of QCPP requirements.

This skill set aims to provide pharmacy with suitably trained and experienced individuals, confident to undertake a variety of roles in the pharmacy.

  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SIRCIND001 – Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • SIRCIND002 – Support and supply Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCINF001 – Use pharmacy practices for infection control
  • SIRXCEG008 – Manage disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers
  • SIRXSLS002 – Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Guild Member – $980
  • AFSPA Member – $1,180
  • Non-Guild Member – $1,380

Course fees are determined based on a student’s eligibility for ‘Skills First’ funding (Victorian government subsidised training).

Download the Parental Consent Form, have it completed and returned to us after you complete you enrol online. 

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