TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Community Pharmacy - SIR30116

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification reflects the role of skilled pharmacy assistants who use a range of well-developed service skills to identify and meet customer needs. They have sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. Some pharmacy assistants may be involved in assisting with a limited range of dispensary activities. They work with some independence, under limited supervision from others, but ultimately under the supervising pharmacist. They may provide technical advice and support to team members.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

  • 19 units: 11 core
  • 8 elective

Subjects

  • Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
  • Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • Deliver medicines to customers outside the pharmacy
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Use pharmacy practices for infection control
  • Assist customers with prescriptions
  • Work with diverse people
  • Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • Assist in dispensing prescriptions
  • Pierce ear lobes
  • Assist customers with first aid products
  • Assist customers with allergy relief products
  • Assist customers with cough and cold relief products
  • Assist customers with baby and infant care products
  • Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
  • Assist customers with eye and ear care products
  • Control stock
  • Support marketing and promotional activities
  • Advise on beauty products and services
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal conditions
  • Assist customers with women's and men's health care products
  • Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
  • Assist customers with smoking cessation products
  • Assist customers with pregnancy and maternal health products and services
  • Build customer relationships and loyalty
  • 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
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Bathurst College No
Bega Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Bourke College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Cobar College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Coonabarabran Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Corowa Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Cowra College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Deniliquin Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Forbes College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Glen Innes Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Great Lakes Campus No
  • Full-time : 15 weeks
Grenfell College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Gunnedah Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Inverell Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Kempsey Campus No
  • Part-time : 19 weeks
Lismore Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Lithgow College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Moree Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Mudgee College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Murwillumbah Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Narrabri Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Narrandera Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 17 weeks
Orange College, March Street Campus No
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
Parkes College No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Port Macquarie Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Quirindi Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Scone Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Singleton Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Tenterfield Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Tomaree Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
West Wyalong Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks
Yamba Campus No
  • Part-time : 28 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Bega Campus, Coonabarabran Campus, Corowa Campus, Deniliquin Campus, Murwillumbah Campus, OTEN (Open Training Education Network), West Wyalong Campus, Yamba Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students will require a computer and reliable internet, a USB, headset, webcam and a recording device (mobile phone).

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- USB and general stationary: $20.00 approx.

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