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If you’re working in a New Zealand community pharmacy and would like to help customers with over the counter medicines and pharmacy products and services, this is the qualification for you. You’ll gain the skills needed to provide non-dispensing support under the supervision of a pharmacist.
NZ Cert in Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Assistant (173 KB PDF)
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
This programme is delivered online.
Once you’ve completed this programme you will be able to:
Once you have completed this programme, you may be interested in studying towards the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 4).
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
All courses are internally assessed with no examination. You will be required to complete online scenarios, multiple choice questions and short answer questions. Some work place tasks will require verification from your pharmacist.