Qualification details

SIR40216 - Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy Dispensary (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 31/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBMGT403 - Implement continuous improvementImplement continuous improvement Elective
BSBMGT405 - Provide personal leadershipProvide personal leadership Elective
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systemsRecognise healthy body systems Elective
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safetyParticipate in workplace health and safety Core
SIRCCCS002 - Provide and promote services to pharmacy customersProvide and promote services to pharmacy customers Core
SIRCCPM001 - Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only MedicinesAssist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines Elective
SIRCCPM002 - Coordinate a pharmacy quality systemCoordinate a pharmacy quality system Elective
SIRCCPM003 - Lead and develop pharmacy teamsLead and develop pharmacy teams Elective
SIRCCPM004 - Manage pharmacy sales and service deliveryManage pharmacy sales and service delivery Elective
SIRCCPM005 - Manage pharmacy premises, equipment and merchandiseManage pharmacy premises, equipment and merchandise Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311215 Pharmacy Technician 
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 Dispensary Assistant,Pharmacy Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311215 Pharmacy Technician 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

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of skilled technicians working in the dispensary area of community pharmacies. They have substantial depth of knowledge of pharmacy medicines and dispensing techniques.

When dispensing pharmacy medications, they work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and their role is limited to those dispensing functions that do not require them to exercise professional pharmaceutical judgement or discretion. They may provide technical advice and support to pharmacy assistants.

The qualification provides a pathway to work in a community pharmacy as a dispensary technician or dispensary assistant.

Dispensary assistants and technicians are required to 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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

14 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective 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 

SIRCCCS002

Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers

SIRCDIS001

Assist customers with prescriptions

SIRCDIS003

Assist in dispensing prescriptions

SIRCDIS006

Maintain dispensary stock

SIRCDIS007

Administer dispensary computer system and claims

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

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units 

Anatomy and Physiology 

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

Community Pharmacy Management 

SIRCCPM001

Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines

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

SIRCDIS004

Assist in preparing dose administration aids

SIRCDIS005

Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions

SIRCDIS008

Coordinate service to residential care facilities

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

Management and Leadership  

BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

BSBMGT405

Provide personal leadership

SIRXMGT001

Supervise and support frontline team members

Pharmacy Product Advice 

SIRCPPA005

Assist customers with cough and cold relief 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

SIRCPPA012

Assist customers with asthma-care aids and equipment

SIRCPPA015

Assist customers with wound care products

Retail Procedures 

SIRRINV001

Receive and handle retail stock

SIRXSLS002

Follow point-of-sale procedures

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

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