Who should do this course?

Pharmacy assistants with some previous pharmacy, retail or life experience who want to expand their knowledge and learn specialised skills.

Course duration

Full time employees should complete the course within 12 to 18 months. Part time employees should complete the course in under 36 months. A training plan is provided to support each student for the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

This course requires no prior pharmacy knowledge or training. However students need to be employed within a community pharmacy and working a minimum of 13 hours per week for the duration of the course.

Delivery method

This course is delivered via workbook and completed whilst working in a community pharmacy. Support and assessment is provided by a qualified Guild trainer throughout the course duration.

Course Structure

To achieve a SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy, 19 units must be completed:

11 core units

8 elective units

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process which evaluates your existing skills, knowledge and life experience against the training units in the Community Pharmacy qualifications. If eligible you may be given credit for specific units in your qualification based on this assessment – saving you valuable time in gaining your qualification. Further information available here.

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