Pharmacy Assistant Course

Course ID
Course Delivery
Classroom based training (work experience component required)
Course Duration
4 weeks, 1 day/wk facilitated learning
Qualification Title
Partial completion of Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy Assistant Course Overview

Our Pharmacy Assistant course has been developed to meet industry standards and requirements for training in Community Pharmacy.

This course will give you a detailed understanding of S2/S3 (Scheduled Medicines) Medicines, Prescriptions and your role and responsibilities in dealing with them, Applying Safe Work Practices in the Pharmacy Environment and working Effectively in a Customer Service Environment.

The course also covers products commonly sold in pharmacy as well as symptom profiles, questioning procedures, self care information and lifestyle advice. Legal requirements for the sale of medicines etc.

This course prepares and equips participants for immediate employment opportunities within the Pharmacy Industry Australia wide. Successful participants will obtain a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the partial completion of Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.


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Our Pharmacy Assistant Course consists of 4 units of competency, all of which must be completed in order to gain your certificate.

Verify prescription and customer details
Confirm customer prescription needs
Return prescribed medicines to customers
Identify and locate scheduled medicines in the pharmacy
Assess customer needs
Supply scheduled medicines
Apply basic safety procedures
Apply basic emergency procedures
Work within organisational requirements
Support the work team
Maintain personal presentation
Develop effective work habits


Our pharmacy assistant course requires that the student completes an in-class theoretical component and a work experience component in order to gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

Theoretical Component – One day per week over 4 weeks, 9:30am – 3:30pm per day.

Work Experience – 38 hours to be completed within 3 months of completing the in class portion.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to find their work experience placement, however MediTrain will assist where possible. (Failure to complete work experience will still result in the student receiving a statement of attendance and whilst this is not a nationally recognised qualification, it still outlines the theoretical components of what you will have achieved.)

Course Fees – $695

Are you a concession card holder? You may be eligible for various forms of assistance. Please call for details.

MediTrain course fees are all inclusive. Your fee covers all in class facilitated training, all books and learner manuals and a work experience insurance cover note.

MediTrain ensure to have an all inclusive fee so that you are not required to make any further payments once enrolled.

  • A minimum deposit of $200 is required upon enrollment.
  • All course fees are due at least 7 days prior to course commencement.
  • No refunds will be given on any amounts paid
  • In event of cancellation of course enrollment within 7 days prior to course commencement, the student will be liable for any outstanding course fees.

Employment Opportunities

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I arrived from England and decided to do the Medical Reception Course with MediTrain. It was the best decision I made as I started working immediately for a Podiatry clinic in Warwick. I intend travelling around Australia and can now use my qualification to gain employment in other areas of the medical profession wherever my campervan leads me!

K Anderson

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