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

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This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

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
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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $2,008 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

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    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.

Vaccination Information

This programme of study has practical components that require access to a workplace covered under the Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Visit the COVID-19 page of our website for more information on how the Government mandate on COVID-19 vaccinations for some sectors may affect completion of the practical components of your study programme.

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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
  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $2,008 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.