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Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

Career Area:Retail & Logistics National Code:SIR40112
Certificate IV in Community PharmacyThis qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge and skills to provide leadership in the pharmacy team; working relatively autonomously under the broad supervision of the pharmacist. They may also coordinate and supervise others in the workplace. The role involves the use of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts and requires the identification, analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.

The flexible structure of the qualification recognises the diversity of business models that characterise the community pharmacy industry. It supports multi skilling and leading or participating in work teams as appropriate to the size and structure of the business.

Entry Requirements

Preferred Pathway
The preferred pathway for candidates entering this qualifications is the:
* SIR30112 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.

In the absence of this qualification, the following entry requirements apply.

The candidate must demonstrate employment experience in a community pharmacy
setting, demonstrating the following skills:

- communicating with customers to identify needs
- accepting and delivering prescriptions to and from customers
- applying current specialised product knowledge to recommend and supply pharmacy products and services to customers
- operating within the legislative framework, regulation and protocols that apply to community pharmacy
- recognising and acting on situations or requests that require referral to a pharmacist
- creating and maintaining displays
- merchandising products and performing stock control.

Career Pathways

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles, such as:
- maintaining store safety and security;
- coordinating sales and customer service;
- leading a team;
- supervising front-of-pharmacy staff;
- coordinating merchandise

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
02-08-2017 Full Time
16hrs/Week for 14 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm or 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Second Floor, Room 15 (S.2.15)
Or
Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm or 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Second Floor, Room 15 (S.2.15)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

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Classes will run on Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 4.00pm. The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,570.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,840.00

The Concession Fee is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • HLTCSD306C - Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour
  • SIRCDIS301 - Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers
  • SIRCDIS303 - Assist in dispensing prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS404 - Assist in dispensary stock control
  • SIRCDIS405 - Assist in dispensary administration
  • SIRCDIS406 - Assist in preparing dose administration aids
  • SIRCHCS201 - Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCHCS302 - Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCMER401 - Market and promote a pharmacy products and services area
  • SIRCQUA401 - Coordinate a pharmacy quality system
  • SIRXCCS304 - Coordinate interaction with customers
  • SIRXMGT001A - Coordinate work teams
  • SIRXMGT003A - Lead and manage people
  • SIRXSLS304 - Coordinate sales performance
  • SIRXWHS302 - Maintain store safety
Other Information

The training package for Community Pharmacy is about to change. Please discuss your options with teaching staff at the enrolment session.

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that we may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

Please note that enrolments occur 'between' the hours noted. It will not take the full 3 hours to enrol.

Timetables are subject to change.

Students are required to complete assessments and study outside of class hours.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 02-08-2017,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/Week, 14W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm or 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Second Floor, Room 15 (S.2.15)
Or
Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm or 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Second Floor, Room 15 (S.2.15)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

This course is also available as a Traineeship.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,570.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,840.00

The Concession Fee is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • HLTCSD306C - Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour
  • SIRCDIS301 - Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers
  • SIRCDIS303 - Assist in dispensing prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS404 - Assist in dispensary stock control
  • SIRCDIS405 - Assist in dispensary administration
  • SIRCDIS406 - Assist in preparing dose administration aids
  • SIRCHCS201 - Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCHCS302 - Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCMER401 - Market and promote a pharmacy products and services area
  • SIRCQUA401 - Coordinate a pharmacy quality system
  • SIRXCCS304 - Coordinate interaction with customers
  • SIRXMGT001A - Coordinate work teams
  • SIRXMGT003A - Lead and manage people
  • SIRXSLS304 - Coordinate sales performance
  • SIRXWHS302 - Maintain store safety
Important Information: Other Information

The training package for Community Pharmacy is about to change. Please discuss your options with teaching staff at the enrolment session.

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that we may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

Please note that enrolments occur 'between' the hours noted. It will not take the full 3 hours to enrol.

Timetables are subject to change.

Students are required to complete assessments and study outside of class hours.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.