New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 4)

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This Level 4 qualification is for people employed as a trainee pharmacy technician in a community or hospital pharmacy.

It will give you the skills to dispense medicines under the supervision of a pharmacist. You will be able to support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare.

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    Level
    4
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    Credits
    115
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $3,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

This qualification is delivered online.

It is the minimum qualification that you need to have to work as a pharmacy technician in a community or hospital pharmacy

Once you've completed this programme, you'll achieve:

  • the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3), and
  • the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 4).

What you will learn

Once you’ve completed this programme you will be able to:

  • work ethically and professionally within the Pharmacy Council Code of Ethics as relevant to pharmacy technicians
  • use appropriate communication techniques to inform customers/patients on health related matters
  • apply and work within all legislation and regulations as appropriate to pharmacy technicians
  • dispense and reconstitute medicines under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
  • provide advice and guidance on the use of dispensed medicines, including drug dosing and drug interactions
  • understand the use of medicines as they relate to the treatment of a range of common health disorders
  • manage dispensary stock and inventory using appropriate environmental and storage requirements
  • complete calculations appropriate to dispensing.

Study pathways

After you completed this programme, you can study towards our New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5).

  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    115
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $3,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan