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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

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