Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (SIR30116)

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The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy is suited to a non-junior pharmacy assistant role and covers a broad range of pharmacy skills and knowledge including accepting prescriptions and sales/advice of specialty pharmacy products as well as dispensary support.

Career Choices

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

  • pharmacy assistant

Please note:

In order to complete this qualification several units will require assessment on job within a Pharmacy.  For this reason TIME is currently only offering this program to candidates who currently work in a pharmacy role or are willing and able to source and undertake a work placement with a pharmacy.

Course Information

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. People may enter this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification, or they may have previously completed a Certificate II qualification.

After achieving this qualification, people may progress to a Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy or to Certificate IV qualifications in other service industry fields.

Available under a contract of training.

Qualification Requirements

The SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy comprises of nineteen (19) units made up of eleven (11) core units and eight (8) elective units.

To access the Government Training Website visit: http://www.training.gov.au/

Core Units

Provide and Promote Services to Pharmacy Customers
Support the Supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
Assist Customers with Prescriptions
Work Effectively in a Community Pharmacy
Use Pharmacy Practices for Infection Control
Assist Customers with Cough and Cold Relief Products
Assist Customers with Skin and Anti-Fungal Products
Assist Customers with Products for Gastro-Intestinal Conditions
Assist Customers with Allergy Relief Products
Assist Customers with Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Products
Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

Time's Suggested Elective Units

The elective units below are selected for Time's General Stream Program - Dispensary Stream electives are also available.
Assist Customers with Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
Assist Customers with Eye and Ear Care Products
Assist Customers with First Aid Products
Assist Customers with Oral Care Products
Assist Customers with Asthma-Care Aids and Equipment
Assist Customers with Smoking Cessation Products
Receive and Handle Retail Stock
Maintain Store Security

More Information

For course program enquiries, investment details or to learn about funding opportunities, please call our Client Relationship Managers on (08) 8351 9888 or submit an enquiry below. 

To access the Government Training Website visit:

Individual State Funding Enquiries:
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Time Education & Training

83-87 Henley Beach Road
Mile End South Australia 5031

Telephone 08 8351 9888

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