SIR30116 CERTIFICATE III IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY
The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy provides the competencies required by skilled pharmacy assistants who use a sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. Individuals in this role may also assist with a limited range of dispensary activities and providing technical advice and support to team members.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Senior Pharmacy Assistant
The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy is designed to build and develop the skills and knowledge and improve overall workplace efficiency. Skills and outcome include:
- Understanding of the industry protocols and standards for supplying scheduled medicines and the ability to apply the protocols appropriately.
- Developing comprehensive knowledge of pharmacy products and health
- Identifying and supporting customers’ needs.
- Improving customer service knowledge and skills.
There are no entry requirements listed in the training package for this qualification. It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Students are required to; be at least 16 years of age (students under 18 years of age will need a parent or guardian to approve their enrolment).
Students may complete this course through two different pathways:
- Training & Assessment
- Recognition including credit Transfer through national recognition of qualifications issued by other institutions and recognition of Prior Learning
Successful completion of this qualification will enable the student to progress to a Certificate IV level qualification:
- SIR40116 Certificate IV In Community Pharmacy
and eight (8) elective units.
The units of competence shown below have been selected by Gateway Training Academy based on the course purpose.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Unit Type|
|SIRCCCS002||Provide and promote services to pharmacy
|SIRCDIS001||Assist customers with prescriptions||Core|
|SIRCIND001||Work effectively in a community pharmacy||Core|
|SIRCIND002|| Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and
Pharmacist Only Medicines
|SIRCINF001||Use pharmacy practices for infection control||Core|
|SIRCPPA005||Assist customers with cough and cold relief
|SIRCPPA006|| Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal
|SIRCPPA008||ssist customers with products for gastrointestinal conditions||Core|
|SIRCPPA009||Assist customers with allergy relief products||Core|
|SIRCPPA010||Assist customers with analgesic and antiinflammatory products||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Elective|
|SHBBCCS001||Advise on beauty products and services||Elective|
|SIRXCEG003||Build customer relationships and loyalty||Elective|
|SIRCDIS003||Assist in dispensing prescriptions||Elective|
|SIRXSLS002||Follow point-of-sale procedures||Elective|
|SIRCPPA011||Assist customers with baby and infant care
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock||Elective|
The training program is undertaken over 12 months.
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