New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5)

This qualification will help you to continue your learning in pharmacy and advance your career.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    65
  •  
    Cost
    $2,116 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan

    This programme can only be studied part-time.  It is not eligible for course-related costs, living costs or student allowances from StudyLink.

It will give you the skills and knowledge for a senior pharmacy technician role in a hospital or community pharmacy. It will help you to further support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare.

It is also a stepping stone to further study in pharmacy.

Note: NZQA has reviewed this qualification. As a result, there has been a small change of title and code. 

Please also note you can only study this qualification if you have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4).


What you will learn

When you achieve this pharmacy technician qualification you will be able to:

  • communicate appropriately and effectively with other health care professionals and their staff
  • apply knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and medicines used in the treatment of health disorders
  • understand how medicines work and affect body systems
  • apply critical thinking and problem solving processes to achieve appropriate 
  • manage inventory and order new inventory when required.

Study pathways

Once you have completed this programme, you could do further study at Level 6 in pharmacy with another institution.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    65
  •  
    Cost
    $2,116 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan

    This programme can only be studied part-time.  It is not eligible for course-related costs, living costs or student allowances from StudyLink.