Course Outline

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) is a quality assurance program for community pharmacy. Through the use of 18 Standards the program provides support and guidance to community pharmacy on professional health services and business operations. Over 90% of pharmacies around Australia are QCPP accredited.

As part of the QCPP requirements all staff who supply Pharmacy Medicines and assist the pharmacist to supply Pharmacist Only Medicines must receive training via a recognised and accredited course. The unit,SIRCHCS201 Support the supply of Pharmacy and Pharmacist Only Medicines meets this QCPP requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is expected that pharmacy or dispensary assistants must be currently employed in a community pharmacy.

Course Length

As this is a single unit of study this course can be completed by the learner within a relatively short time frame, and not longer than 6 months. This will depend on the level of experience and knowledge of the learner. It is important to note that the completion of this unit requires the learner to undertake training, assessment and a verbal assessment. The availability of the learner and the Guild trainer to complete the verbal assessment may impact on completion time frames.

What Can You Learn?

The role of a pharmacy assistant, including responsibilities and restrictions for handling over-the-counter medicines Steps to identifying patient needs and providing advice, product recommendations, information and support under pharmacist supervision.

Who Should Do This Course?

Pharmacy students who have completed their first year, are not required to complete this course. All non-pharmacist staff involved in the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines.

Course Fees

  • Guild Members – $90
  • Non-Guild Members – $150

Upcoming Face To Face Sessions

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