Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

Jobs and Skills WA: Pharmacy courses
Want to start a career in pharmacy? This course is for you!

The Certificate II in Community Pharmacy is the perfect first step for your career in community pharmacy! This qualification will give you the basic skills in both pharmacy and retail, to get you job ready. 

Following this training, you'll be ready to work as a pharmacy assistant, providing preliminary advice to customers with medical needs, responding to and assisting customers with products; and accepting prescriptions.

You'll also be able to understand the legislative framework, regulation and protocols that apply to community pharmacies; operate a point of sale area; maintain stock levels and displays; and organise and maintain work areas.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: SIR20116 | WA State ID: AZZ3

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

ARC offers Traineeships in the Retail, Community Pharmacy and Business sectors. We offer a blended delivery model to suit your workplace and individual needs. ARC has been operating for over 30 years and continues to provide high quality training to align with both the student and employer's objectives. Please phone 1300 001 826 or email enquiries@fir.edu.au for more information and to discuss your training needs.

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This qualification is aimed at new pharmacy assistants or job-seekers interested in beginning their career in community pharmacy. Expanding your skills provides career growth and opportunities, helping you to secure your future. As a pharmacy assistant, you provide customers with medicines and pharmacy products to help them with common illnesses and health conditions. You are also a vital link between the customer and the pharmacist. Accredited training can help you ensure that your customers receive the best advice, care and health solutions.


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.