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Certificate III in Community Pharmacy SIR30112


Overview
Outline
Correspondence
Online
Fees & Funding
FAQ

Overview

The qualification SIR30112 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy is an ideal qualification for new and existing retail pharmacy staff already working within a pharmacy store seeking to have their existing skills recognised or upgraded.
Entry Requirments:
There are no educational prerequisites for entry into this training program. To undertake this program as a traineeship then you must be working in a Pharmacy. If the participants has completed SIR20112 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. RPL options will be discussed regarding credit transfer.
Please speak contact Just Careers Training to find out if you can undertake this qualification.
Course Structure:
The course consists of Twenty Six (26) units of competency comprising of seventeen (17) core units and nine (9) elective units. Just Careers Training (JCT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 91413) that has developed a program that meets the requirements of this qualification; all these units of competency are well suited to a role within a pharmacy store.
Job Roles and titles vary, possible job titles relevant to this qualification may include;
  • Pharmacy Assistant.

  • Dispensary Assistant

Options for Delivery:
This course is available as a traineeship in the workplace if you are working in a suitable role, this course is also outside of your workplace or if you are not currently working in a suitable role by correspondence and online. If you believe you have the skills and knowledge you could also consider Recognition of Prior Learning
Assessment Information:
If you are working in a suitable role then some assessments may be completed in the workplace. Other assessment methods may include;
  • Written questions

  • Tasks and projects

  • Scenario based questions

  • Collection of evidence of prior skills and experiences

Additional Information:
To complete this you must be working in a suitable role within a Community Pharmacy. If you are not currently working within a Community Pharmacy, then you will have to arrange some work experience (60 hours) with a Community Pharmacy. To complete this course online then you will also need access to a personal computer (or similar), the internet and a printer. In order to submit all assessments online a scanner will be required (you may post if you do not have a scanner).
You will be supported throughout the entire program by our qualified trainers, our great administration and customer service staff. The program includes unlimited email support along with telephone support.
Pathways:
Once complete, successful participants can further their skills and knowledge by undertaking other qualifications such as Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy , Certificate IV in Retail, and other suitable Certificate IV qualifications.

Outline

The course consists of Twenty Six (26) units of competency comprising of seventeen (17) core units and nine (9) elective units. Just Careers Training (JCT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 91413) that has developed a program that meets the requirements of this qualification; all these units of competency are well suited to a role within a pharmacy store.
Job Roles and titles vary, possible job titles relevant to this qualification may include;
Job Roles and titles vary, possible job titles relevant to this qualification may include;
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Dispensary Assistant
The units of competency making up our current program are grouped in 3 modules.
The units of competency listed below are available as part of the qualification. Other units may be chosen to suit organisation, role and/or career pathway

Module

Module Title

# of Units

Module 1

Introduction to retail

11 Units


1.SIRCIND201
  • Operate in a community pharmacy framework
2.SIRXCCS201
  • Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
3.SIRXCLM101
  • Organise and maintain work areas
4.SIRXCOM101
  • Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes
5. SIRXIND101
  • Work effectively in a customer service environment
6. SIRXRSK201
  • Minimise loss
7. HLTIN301C
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures
8. SIRXWHS101
  • Apply safe work practices
9. SIRCDIS301
  • Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers
10. SIRMER201
  • Merchandise products

Module 2

Pharmacy products

17 Units


1.SIRXCCS202
  • Interact with customers
2.SIRCHCS201
  • Support the supply of pharmacy medicines and pharmacist only medicines
3.SIRXINV001A
  • Perform stick control procedures
4.SIRCPPK205
  • Assist customers seeking to relieve cough and cold symptoms
5. SIRCPPK206
  • Assist customers seeking to relieve skin and fungal condition
6. SIRCPPK308
  • Assist customers seeking relief from gastro-intestinal conditions
7. SIRCPPK202
  • Assist customers seeking eye and ear products
8. SIRCPPK203
  • Assist customers seeking first aid and wound care products

Module 3

Advanced Pharmacy

8 Units


1.HLTCSD306C
  • Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour
2.SIRCPPK309
  • Assist customers seeking to relieve common allergic symptom reactions
3.SIRCPPK310
  • Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory products
4.SIRCHCS302
  • Assist in managing Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
5. SIRCHCS303
  • Advise on asthma management
6. SIRCHCS304
  • Advise on smoking cessation
7. SIRCDIS303
  • Assist in dispensing
8. BSBWOR301B
  • Organise personal work priorities and development

Correspondence

Correspondence Schedule and Information for Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Course start date:

Anytime

Structure:

Three (3) modules in total. Module One (1) will be posted with complete instructions. Once Module One is complete and sent back to us for assessing, Module Two (2) will be posted to you with complete instructions. Once Module Two is complete and sent back to us for assessing, Module Three (3) will be posted to you with complete instructions. Contact with your trainer is available throughout your course.

Study and Arrangement:

3 Modules in total. Module One has 11 Units - Introduction to Retail. Module Two has 7 Units - Pharmacy Products. Module Three has 6 Units - Advanced Pharmacy. Full time duration (20 hours per week) will take 4-6 months to complete based on individual skill levels. Part time duration is up to 24 months.

Location:

Your place

Support:

  • Qualified trainer support by phone and email.

  • Face to face option available

  • Unlimited email support, up to 1 hour of telephone support per module

Duration:

3 - 12 months self paced. The recommended pace is 1 module every 4-6 weeks. Participants will have up to 12 months to complete the course.

Flexibility Options:

  • Add required number of face to face meetings with your trainer

  • Complete some units online

  • Additional phone support optional

Online

Please contact Just Careers Training for online course options

Online Schedule and Information for Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Course start date:

Anytime

Structure:

Three (3) modules in total. You will be provided access to One (1) online module. This will contain complete instructions. Once first module is completed, you will be provided access to your second online module. This will also contain complete instructions. You will then be provided access to your Third (3) and final online module. Contact with the trainer available throughout your course.

Study and Arrangement:

3 modules. Module One has 11 units – Introduction to Retail and Module Two has 7 units – Pharmacy Products and Module Three has 6 units - Advanced Pharmacy. Full time duration (20 hours per week) is 4-6 months and part time duration is up to 24 months

Location:

Your place

Support:

  • Qualified trainer support by phone and email.

  • Face to face option available

  • Unlimited email support, up to 1 hour of telephone support per module

Duration:

4 - 24  months self paced. The recommended pace is 1 module every 4-6 weeks. Participants will have up to 24 months to complete the course.

Flexibility Options:

  • Add required number of face to face meetings with your trainer

  • Complete some units online

  • Additional phone support optional

Fees & Funding

Just Careers Training has a several options of delivery for our courses. From online, print correspondence, classroom face-to-face delivery and RPL, the range of options are in place to ensure that all individuals can access our courses. Weekly payment plan options are also available through our SecurePay system enabling you to study in your chosen option for a little fee per week.
Fees listed below include enrolment, resource and tuition fees
All our courses are available through the workplace based Traineeship Program, which attracts Government Funding of up to $4000 per eligible employee.
See our 2011 Pricing and Funding Information table below or contact one of our friendly Consultant's on 1300 558 241

Delivery Options

Fees

Easy Payment Option

Correspondence

$2200

Pay $400 on enrolment, then $900 to commence second module, then $900 to commence third and final module. 

Online

$1995

Pay $400 on enrolment, then $900 to commence second module, then $595 to commence thrid and final module.

Correspondence
(If you already hold a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy)

$995

Pay $995 to commence your course

Online
(If you already hold a Certificate II in Community Pharmacy)

$995

Pay $995 to commence your course

Online

Contact us for price

 

Classroom

Contact us for price

Contact us for payment details

RPL per unit

$50 per unit

 

RPL full qualification

$1600

 

Traineeship and funding Information

Available as Traineeship

Government Incentives Available

Amount of Government Incentives paid per person

First Year Fee

Second Year Fee

Yes (Sydney Metropolitan Area)

Yes

Up to $4000

8

$478 

FAQ

Do I have to be working in a pharmacy to do this course?

No. However if you are not working in pharmacy you will need to organise a work placement in a pharmacy. Certificate II requires a minimum of 40 hours (10 hours for the first module, 30 hours for the second module). For Certificate III you will need 40 hours for modules 1 and 2(as above) plus 20 hours for Module 3.

Does the work placement need to be full time?

No. This may be done in blocks of hours, days or continuously. It is best to pace your work placement in line with how much time you will spend studying. The best thing to arrange at least 10 hours for your first module (the more the better), then arrange for the remainder of your placement once you have seen the work required for the course.

Can you help me find a work placement?

You will need to organise your own work placement. The best way to do this is to introduce yourself to a number of pharmacies (better if they are close by or easy for you to get to). Tell them of your ambitions and that you will be undertaking a certificate in pharmacy. This work may be paid or unpaid (voluntary).

Will pharmacies be willing to allow me to do my work placement?

Pharmacies are community centres. We are sure that they will assist you if this is possible. The training company has the required insurances to ensure that you are covered during your work placement. We can provide your host employer with the required documentation.

How long will it take to do the course?

This depends on how quickly you would like to complete the course and how quickly you can meet the course requirements. Some assessments require that you demonstrate your abilities over time (2 weeks for example). The time listed on our website is a good estimate; however it may be done more quickly.

What does the course involve?

Once you have enrolled into the course you will receive clear instructions detailing what you need to do. In summary once you have read the learning material (online or in your book), then you will be required to answer a set of questions relating to the information in your learning materials. You will then have to complete a set of tasks in order to demonstrate that you have the skills covered in your learning materials. You will also be required to get the support of a technical expert (usually the pharmacist and /or supervisor in the workplace) who will sign off on a set of checklist, confirming that you have the required skills and that they have observed you on the job. Once you have completed the questions, tasks and supervisor reports in a module these are submitted to your trainer (uploaded online or sent by post). Your work will be marked and you will then receive a phone call from your assessor to discuss your submissions. If you have met the requirements then you will have attained the units covered by the module.

Is there any government funding for this course?

Yes. If you are in paid employment in a pharmacy and you meet a set of eligibility requirements, then your employer may receive incentives from the government. Some employers will even pay the mandatory enrolment fee required for government funded programs. Please contact is for further information on this. If you are receiving Centrelink Payments, then you may be able to apply for assistance from Centrelink - Please contact Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for any assistance.

What help and support will I get during my study?

You will have unlimited email support, as well as limited phone support during your study. You may arrange for additional support; however the program has been designed to ensure you have the required support.

Can I fail?

The course is competency based, meaning that you will need to demonstrate competency (skills and knowledge over time at the required level). Due to the good design of this course, if you follow the instructions, you will be able to demonstrate competency. When your trainer marks your work, they will contact you and inform you if you have met the requirements. If you have not met the requirements, your trainer will attempt to do this over the phone. If however despite your trainers best attempts you still have not been able to demonstrate competency, you may be required to submit further evidence (redo some questions or tasks for example), There is a reassessment fee should this occur. Please refer to the brochure for your course. Please do remember however, that your trainer is there for your support and in most cases you will not need to resubmit evidence.

If you have any other questions relating to our courses, please contact one of our friendly staff who will be able to assist you further.

Course ID:BSB3

SIR30112 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Course Fees: Click on "Fees & Funding" tab
Employer Funding: Click on "Fees & Funding" tab
 
Delivery Mode: workplace based, print correspondence
Course duration: Up to 12 months
Government Funding: Yes
Available through Traineeship: Yes
 
Available through RPL: Yes

 
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