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Qualification details

SIR40116 - Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy (Release 1)

Summary

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Supersedes SIR40112 - Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy•Not Equivalent. •Entry requirement amended to Certificate III in Community Pharmacy or equivalent industry experience and statement of attainment in the unit SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines. •Number of units for completion remains at 14; core reduced by 1 unit; electives increased by 1 unit. •The following units removed from the core: oHLTCSD306C Respond effectively to difficult and challenging behaviour •The following units added to the core: oBSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness oHLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety. •Packaging rules simplified. 30/Mar/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 31/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategies Elective
BSBFIA302 - Process payrollProcess payroll Elective
BSBHRM405 - Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staffSupport the recruitment, selection and induction of staff Elective
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectiveness Core
BSBMGT403 - Implement continuous improvementImplement continuous improvement Elective
BSBMGT405 - Provide personal leadershipProvide personal leadership Elective
BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research informationAnalyse and present research information Elective
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse peopleWork with diverse people Elective
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethicallyWork legally and ethically Elective
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systemsRecognise healthy body systems Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 621511 Retail Supervisor 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0805 Sales And Marketing 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Community Pharmacy 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Front of Pharmacy Supervisor,Senior Pharmacy Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 621511 Retail Supervisor 09/Aug/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0805 Sales And Marketing 09/Aug/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 31/Mar/2016 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior pharmacy assistants who use sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. Some senior pharmacy assistants may take a lead role in coordinating front of pharmacy business activities.

Depending on the job role, they work under the overall or direct supervision of a pharmacist, and may have team leading or supervisory responsibilities.

Senior pharmacy assistants must comply with federal, state or territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled medicines. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • have achieved the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

or 

  • have relevant industry employment experience as a community pharmacy assistant in a job role that has involved the application of skills and knowledge described in core units of competency from SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy, and  
  • have a statement of attainment in the unit SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines. 

Packaging Rules

14 units must be completed:

  • 3 core units
  • 11 elective units consisting of:
  • 8 units from the list below
  • 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIR Retail Services Training Package or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

SIRCCPM001

Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines

Elective Units 

Anatomy and Physiology 

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

Client and Customer Service 

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

SIRXCEG003

Build customer relationships and loyalty

Community Pharmacy Management 

SIRCCPM002

Coordinate a pharmacy quality system

SIRCCPM003

Lead and develop pharmacy teams

SIRCCPM004

Manage pharmacy sales and service delivery

SIRCCPM005

Manage pharmacy premises, equipment and merchandise

SIRCCPM006

Develop a pharmacy product and service range

Dispensary 

SIRCDIS002

Deliver medicines to customers outside the pharmacy

SIRCDIS003

Assist in dispensing prescriptions

SIRCDIS004

Assist in preparing dose administration aids

SIRCDIS005

Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions

SIRCDIS006

Maintain dispensary stock

SIRCDIS007

Administer dispensary computer system and claims

SIRCDIS008

Coordinate service to residential care facilities

Diversity 

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

Finance 

BSBFIA302

Process payroll

Health Care Support 

SIRCHCS001

Support the management of obstructive sleep apnoea

SIRCHCS002

Supply and hire home health care aids and equipment

SIRCHCS003

Test blood pressure and advise on self-monitoring

SIRCHCS004

Test blood glucose and advise on equipment and services for diabetes management

SIRCHCS005

Provide Australian Needle and Syringe Program services

SIRCHCS006

Coordinate pharmacy health promotions

Human Resource Management 

BSBHRM405

Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

Infection Control 

SIRCINF001

Use pharmacy practices for infection control

Inventory 

SIRRINV002

Control stock

Legal and ethical 

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Management and Leadership 

BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

BSBMGT405

Provide personal leadership

SIRXHRM002

Maintain employee relations

Pharmacy Product Advice 

SIRCPPA001

Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements

SIRCPPA007

Assist customers with pregnancy and maternal health products and services

SIRCPPA012

Assist customers with asthma-care aids and equipment

SIRCPPA013

Assist customers with smoking cessation products

SIRCPPA014

Assist customers with continence management products

SIRCPPA015

Assist customers with wound care products

SIRCPPA016

Assist customers with diet, nutrition and weight-management products and services

SIRCPPA017

Assist customers with complementary medicines

SIRCPPA018

Assist customers with women's and men's health care products

Research 

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

Risk Management and Security 

SIRXRSK002

Maintain store security

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d