Certificate II in Community Pharmacy (SIR20116)

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Course Description

A Certificate II in Community Pharmacy SIR20116 is for students wanting careers as Pharmacy Assistants. This qualification focuses heavily on the retail skills required to work in a pharmacy but also teaches students about the laws and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines.

Note: to complete this qualification students must complete 40-80 hours work placement at a pharmacy.

The Certificate II in Community Pharmacy SIR20116 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Retail Services Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Tafe

The Certificate II in Community Pharmacy (SIR20116) is not available from any Tafe institutions on our database but may be available from other registered training organisations with Government Funding available in your area. See Course Providers.

Average Course Fee

Unknown

Average Duration

12 months

Online providers

On-campus providers

Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Medicine and Dentistry

Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.

Oral Comprehension

Listen to and understand what people say.

Problem Sensitivity

Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you cannot solve the problem.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Pharmacist in Charge$1,150 weekly pay
Pharmacy Assisstant$960 weekly pay
Pharmacy Technician$960 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

SIRCCCS001
Interact with pharmacy customers

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver fundamental customer service to community pharmacy customers. It requires the ability to greet and serve customers and cover a range of customer service enquiries including routine customer problems. This unit applies to pharmacy assistants who work under supervision, with guidance from more experienced team members, and ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.

SIRCIND001
Work effectively in a community pharmacy

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a community pharmacy by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities, organisational policies and procedures and by using effective work practices to plan and organise daily work activities. This unit applies to any individual working at any level as a pharmacy or dispensary assistant in a community pharmacy. They may report directly to a retail supervisor or manager, under the overall supervision of a pharmacist, or report directly to a pharmacist.

SIRCINF001
Use pharmacy practices for infection control

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prevent cross transmission of infection. It requires the ability to follow pharmacy infection control guidelines; use safe and hygienic practices; clean and disinfect equipment and surfaces; and safely dispose of waste. This unit applies to all pharmacy or dispensary assistants in a community pharmacy.

SIRCPPA001
Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather information about customer needs, and provide suggestions and information on commonly-requested Pharmacy Medicines (S2) and unscheduled vitamins, minerals and supplements. It requires the ability to identify and act on triggers for referral to a pharmacist for therapeutic advice and supply of Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3). This unit applies to pharmacy assistants working in community pharmacies. They work with some independence, under general supervision and guidance from others, but ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.

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