Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

Jobs and Skills WA: Pharmacy courses
Ready to take your pharmacy career to the next level?

If you're an experienced pharmacy assistant looking to expand your skills to become a senior pharmacy assistant or shop manager, this is the course for you!

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to take the first step into managing and supervising the front of pharmacy. It will equip you with key skills include managing staff; undertaking recruitment, selection and employment tasks; implementing and maintaining required standards according to regulations and legislation; and coordinating the promotion and sales of pharmacy products.

You'll also gain specialist skills in the supply and hire of home healthcare aids and equipment; testing blood pressure and blood glucose and advising on equipment and services for management; assisting  customers with asthma-care aids and equipment, continence management products, wound care products, vitamins, minerals and supplements; and more!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: SIR40116 | WA State ID: AZZ7

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.

Established in 2010, Gateway Training Academy has helped thousands of students achieve their educational goals and assisted clients in numerous industries with workforce development. Gateway prides itself on its ethos of mutual respect and integrity. With a world-class curriculum and an interactive learning management system, Gateway is committed to the student experience and ensuring support is just a few clicks or a phone call away. The SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy provides the competencies required by skilled Pharmacy Assistant or front of pharmacy business shop manager. Employees in this role use sound knowledge of a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services and have team leading or supervisory responsibilities. Entry into this qualification is open to employees who have completed the SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy or relevant industry experience as a community pharmacy assistant and have completed the unit SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines. Gateway Training Academy offers individualised delivery and assessment strategies that will be developed based on the actual needs and requirements of both employees and employers to ensure effectiveness and time efficiency. Successful completion of this qualification will provide participants with in-depth level knowledge across a broad range of pharmacy products and health care support services. 

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This qualification will benefit experienced pharmacy assistants who are looking to expand their skills to become a senior pharmacy assistant or front-of-shop manager. Senior pharmacy assistants are often responsible for the management of particular functions in the pharmacy, the management of a range of health categories or for the supervision of pharmacy staff.
Accredited training can help you develop management skills and provide specialised support in the pharmacy, while granting you formal recognition of your existing skills.


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.