Dispensary Technician Courses

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What does a Dispensary Technician do?

A Dispensary Technician helps to prepare medications at a pharmacy. You’ll be supervised by a qualified pharmacist as you process prescriptions for patients. Dispensary Technicians ensure label information is accurate and you might discuss concerns or precautions with customers. A Dispensary Technician, or Dispensary Assistant, may also make sure medicines are fully stocked and stored correctly.

Dispensary Technicians should have a good understanding of relevant laws and pharmaceutical products. You’ll need to have keen observational skills and excellent attention to detail. It’s important you can communicate well and are able to follow correct procedures.

Dispensary Technician Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Dispensary Technician.

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How much does a Dispensary Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Dispensary Technician generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Dispensary Technician?

The number of people working in this field has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 5,600 people employed as a Dispensary Technician in Australia compared to 4,600 five years ago. Dispensary Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Dispensary Technician?

If a career as a Dispensary Technician interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary. You’ll learn to accurately prepare medicines and assist patients with prescriptions. This course also covers customer service, retail skills and infection control.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.