Pharmacy Technician Courses

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What does a Pharmacy Technician do?

A Pharmacy Technician assists with the filling of customer prescriptions at a pharmacy. You’ll work under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist and your duties may include preparing medications and ensuring they are correctly labelled. Pharmacy Technicians might also check stock levels of pharmaceutical products and order new products when required.

Pharmacy Technicians need to have excellent attention to detail and strong administrative skills. You’ll need to be able to communicate well with customers and colleagues and follow correct procedures. Pharmacy Technicians should have a thorough understanding of pharmacy legislation and an excellent knowledge of pharmaceutical products.

Pharmacy Technician Courses

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

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How much does a Pharmacy Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Pharmacy Technician 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 Technician?

This industry has seen a strong increase in worker numbers in recent years. There are currently 5,600 people employed as a Pharmacy Technician in Australia compared to 4,600 five years ago. Pharmacy Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Pharmacy Technician?

If you’re interested in working as a Pharmacy Technician, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. You’ll develop an understanding of the legislation and guidelines affecting the supply of scheduled medicines and undertake a work placement in a pharmacy. A Certificate III in Community Pharmacy would also be appropriate.

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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.