Preparing to Dispense

Course code PHT003

The purpose of this online course is to prepare you to be able to work ethically and professionally within all legislation, codes and standards. It also introduces you to managing dispensary stock and inventory.


How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Identify and explain the application of legislation and standards as appropriate to pharmacy technicians (as listed ‘mandatory’ in qualification document 1888)
  • Explain the appropriate environmental and storage requirements and apply the relevant standards to maintain a safe environment for the dispensary
  • Apply appropriate workplace dispensary system/s and SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures) to process stock orders and to undertake the inventory control requirements of the dispensary. 
  • Estimate quantities and complete accurate and timely calculations, as appropriate to dispensing


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.