Pharmacy Sales Assistant Courses

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What does a Pharmacy Sales Assistant do?

A Pharmacy Sales Assistant processes retail sales in a pharmacy. You might receive prescriptions from customers and provide advice on non-prescriptive items. Pharmacy Sales Assistants take payments and issue receipts. You might also manage stock levels and set up displays or promotions.

Pharmacy Sales Assistants should have strong customer service skills and you’ll need to be able to communicate well with a diverse range of customers. It’s important that you understand pharmacy legislation and can follow correct procedures. Pharmacy Sales Assistants must be able to handle financial transactions and have a strong knowledge of pharmaceutical products.

Pharmacy Sales Assistant Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Pharmacy Sales Assistant.

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How much does a Pharmacy Sales Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Pharmacy Sales Assistant generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Pharmacy Sales Assistant?

The number of people employed in this field has dropped in recent years. There are currently 37,900 people working as a Pharmacy Sales Assistant in Australia compared to 42,400 five years ago. Pharmacy Sales Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Pharmacy Sales Assistant?

If a career as a Pharmacy Sales Assistant interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. This course covers laws and guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines and will also develop your retail skills. You could also further your skills with a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within pharmacy. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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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.