Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

SIR40112

Course Overview

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Description

This 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 multiskilling and leading or participating in work teams as appropriate to the size and structure of the business.

Job roles

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 and pharmacy presentation
  • coordinating pharmacy health promotions
  • providing specialised pharmacy product advice
  • providing health care support services
  • assisting a pharmacist in dispensary operations and administration
  • coordinating stock control requirements for the pharmacy
  • coordinating the administration of the pharmacy quality program.
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Management and Commerce field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    33.2%

    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals

    18.4%

    Professionals
    Managers

    16.3%

    Managers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

    14.3%

    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance

    11.7%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Financial and insurance services

    10.1%

    Financial and insurance services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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    Subsidised Training

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

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    Australian Apprenticeships


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    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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