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If you’re employed as a trainee pharmacy technician in a community or hospital pharmacy, this programme will give you the skills to dispense medicines under the direct personal supervision of a pharmacist, and support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare. This Level 4 qualification is the minimum qualification that you need to have to be able to work as a pharmacy technician.
Once you've completed this programme, you'll achieve both the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 4).
New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Pharmacy Technician Level 4 (164 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:
This qualification will enable you to work as a pharmacy technician in a community or hospital pharmacy. This is also a base qualification that will prepare you for higher level study in pharmacy with other tertiary providers.
Once you have completed this programme, you may be interested in studying towards the new Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5).
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.
You will complete online written assessments and some workplace tasks that require verification by your pharmacist. All courses are internally assessed with no examination.