Certificate II in Community Pharmacy





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Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

A pharmacy assistant is often the first person you meet when you walk into the pharmacy. A big part of a pharmacy assistant’s role is to interact with customers and find out how the pharmacy can best meet their needs. Pharmacy assistants are responsible for a wide range of duties which can include accepting prescriptions; providing information on infant care, pharmacy only medicines, wound care, vitamin supplements and giving beauty advice. 

Pharmacies have always played a role in keeping the community healthy. In recent years, this role has grown bigger and community pharmacies have become integral primary health care providers –a local destination where patients know they can access quality advice and a range of professional health services and programs.

Your pharmacy career

Once working as a pharmacy assistant, there are opportunities to specialise in particular areas that interest you and further your career by completing additional training through SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy and SIR40116 Certificate IV  in Community Pharmacy.  These areas can include dispensary assistant, vitamin consultant, merchandise and compliance coordinator, stock controller or retail pharmacy manager.

Participant funding eligibility

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative. To be eligible for this government subsidised training you must be:

  • Aged 16 years or older

  • Finished secondary school or have left school and

  • Currently not enrolled in a course of study and

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant) living in Queensland, OR

  • A New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland, OR

  • A temporary visa holder living in Queensland with the necessary visa & work permits on the pathway to permanent residency and

  • Currently not employed by a government department, government agency or local council

  • Not in receipt of Australian Government services e.g. Newstart and/or have accessed Government employment support e.g. Jobactive or DES providers for less than 6 months.*

When & where

This is a full time course: Monday - Friday, 9.00am – 3:30pm for up to 7 weeks* including a minimum of 10 days unpaid vocational placement in a local community pharmacy. This is where you can put your learning into action and gain practical experience.

Please contact the employment coordinator at The Oasis Townsville for more information 07 4759 8777

For more info please call
The Oasis Townsville
on 07-4759 8777