TAFE NSW

Certificate II in Community Pharmacy - SIR20116

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of pharmacy assistants who use a defined and limited range of customer service skills. With basic product knowledge, they recommend and supply a limited range of products to customers and often refer enquiries to other team members. They are involved in mainly routine front of pharmacy tasks such as point-of-sale service, stock maintenance and display. They work under close supervision, with guidance from more experienced and senior pharmacy assistants and ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.Pharmacy assistants must comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

  • 12 units: 4 core
  • 8 elective

Subjects

  • Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • Sell to the retail customer
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Use pharmacy practices for infection control
  • Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • Interact with pharmacy customers
  • Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
  • Advise on beauty products and services
  • Organise and maintain the store environment
  • Design and apply make-up
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • Assist customers with oral care products

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Armidale Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Full-time : 13 weeks
Coonabarabran Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Glen Innes Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Great Lakes Campus No
  • Full-time : 14 weeks
Gunnedah Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Inverell Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Kempsey Campus No
  • Full-time : 13 weeks
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Lismore Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Lithgow College No
Moree Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Narrabri Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
NCI Open Domestic: $3,890
International: $3,890
No
  • Online/Off-campus : 48 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 48 weeks
Port Macquarie Campus No
  • Full-time : 15 weeks
Quirindi Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Tamworth Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 14 weeks
Tenterfield Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Lithgow College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Students will need a USB, headset for class and a recording device (mobile phone).

Campuses: NCI Open.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Further information

Pharmacy assistants must comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines.

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