SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

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Course description

The SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary is the course you need to work at the chemist or drugstore dispensing prescriptions under a qualified pharmacist. Over 12 months of study you will learn how to assist customers with their prescriptions and accurately dispense pharmacy-only medicines. The course also covers infection controls, retail skills, and customer service.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Dispensary Technician$1,250 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SIR40216 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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