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Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

Career Area:Retail & Logistics National Code:SIR40216
Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy DispensaryThis qualification reflects the role of skilled technicians working in the dispensary area of community pharmacies. They have substantial depth of knowledge of pharmacy medicines and dispensing techniques.

When dispensing pharmacy medications, they work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and their role is limited to those dispensing functions that do not require them to exercise professional pharmaceutical judgement or discretion. They may provide technical advice and support to pharmacy assistants.

The qualification provides a pathway to work in a community pharmacy as a dispensary technician or dispensary assistant.

Dispensary assistants and technicians are required to comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Career Pathways

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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
Various
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

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Classes will be advised. 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.


  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SIRCCCS002 - Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
  • SIRCCPM001 - Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCCPM002 - Coordinate a pharmacy quality system
  • SIRCCPM003 - Lead and develop pharmacy teams
  • SIRCCPM004 - Manage pharmacy sales and service delivery
  • SIRCDIS001 - Assist customers with prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS003 - Assist in dispensing prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS004 - Assist in preparing dose administration aids
  • SIRCDIS006 - Maintain dispensary stock
  • SIRCDIS007 - Administer dispensary computer systems and claims
  • SIRCIND001 - Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • SIRCIND002 - Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCINF001 - Use pharmacy practices for infection control
Other Information

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 expected to complete additional study and assessments outside class.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will be advised.
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.


  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SIRCCCS002 - Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
  • SIRCCPM001 - Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCCPM002 - Coordinate a pharmacy quality system
  • SIRCCPM003 - Lead and develop pharmacy teams
  • SIRCCPM004 - Manage pharmacy sales and service delivery
  • SIRCDIS001 - Assist customers with prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS003 - Assist in dispensing prescriptions
  • SIRCDIS004 - Assist in preparing dose administration aids
  • SIRCDIS006 - Maintain dispensary stock
  • SIRCDIS007 - Administer dispensary computer systems and claims
  • SIRCIND001 - Work effectively in a community pharmacy
  • SIRCIND002 - Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • SIRCINF001 - Use pharmacy practices for infection control
Important Information: Other Information

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 expected to complete additional study and assessments outside class.

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.