About the program

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. 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
    information.
  • Identifying and supporting customers’ needs.
  • Improving customer service knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements
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)

Course Pathways

This qualification will also offer a pathway into other courses including:

  • SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

Training delivery
This course can be conducted online, blended, work based or in the classroom. Training is delivered through our Registered Training Organisation: Gateway Training Academy RTO ID 32305.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a:

  • Nationally recognised Certificate & Transcript or
  • Statement of Attainment (if found competent in at least 1 Unit of Competency)

The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy requires you to complete 19 units of competencies: eleven 11 core units and eight 8 elective units.

The units of competence shown below have been selected by Gateway Training Academy based on the course purpose.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Title
SIRCCCS002 Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions
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
SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products
SIRCPPA006 Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
SIRCPPA008 Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal conditions
SIRCPPA009 Assist customers with allergy relief products
SIRCPPA010 Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Title
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SIRXCEG003 Build customer relationships and loyalty
SIRCDIS003 Assist in dispensing prescriptions
SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
SIRCPPA011 Assist customers with baby and infant care products
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

Cert 3 Comm Pharm

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Pharmacy Sales Assistant
  • Pharmacy Assistant

 

Industry Insights

Future Growth

20%

Australia’s pharmaceutical market is set to rise from just over $22.85 billion in 2016 to $25.2 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Weekly Pay

$936.50

Pharmacists can earn good salaries and the hours are often very flexible. It is also a profession which carries with it a relatively high status and pharmacists are seen and respected as medical professionals. It is expected that there will be an increased demand for pharmacists in all the varied healthcare facilities.

Satisfied With Training

90%

Overall satisfaction employee for chemists/pharmacies averages a very high 90.5% and is in third position out of 32 industries.

Overview

About the program

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. 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
    information.
  • Identifying and supporting customers’ needs.
  • Improving customer service knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements
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)

Course Pathways

This qualification will also offer a pathway into other courses including:

  • SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

Training delivery
This course can be conducted online, blended, work based or in the classroom. Training is delivered through our Registered Training Organisation: Gateway Training Academy RTO ID 32305.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a:

  • Nationally recognised Certificate & Transcript or
  • Statement of Attainment (if found competent in at least 1 Unit of Competency)

Course Structure

The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy requires you to complete 19 units of competencies: eleven 11 core units and eight 8 elective units.

The units of competence shown below have been selected by Gateway Training Academy based on the course purpose.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Title
SIRCCCS002 Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers
SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions
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
SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products
SIRCPPA006 Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products
SIRCPPA008 Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal conditions
SIRCPPA009 Assist customers with allergy relief products
SIRCPPA010 Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Title
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SIRXCEG003 Build customer relationships and loyalty
SIRCDIS003 Assist in dispensing prescriptions
SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
SIRCPPA011 Assist customers with baby and infant care products
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

Student Outcomes

Cert 3 Comm Pharm

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Pharmacy Sales Assistant
  • Pharmacy Assistant

 

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

Future Growth

20%

Australia’s pharmaceutical market is set to rise from just over $22.85 billion in 2016 to $25.2 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Weekly Pay

$936.50

Pharmacists can earn good salaries and the hours are often very flexible. It is also a profession which carries with it a relatively high status and pharmacists are seen and respected as medical professionals. It is expected that there will be an increased demand for pharmacists in all the varied healthcare facilities.

Satisfied With Training

90%

Overall satisfaction employee for chemists/pharmacies averages a very high 90.5% and is in third position out of 32 industries.

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