HLT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of technical functions under the supervision of a pharmacist in a hospital or community setting. These workers may also have the role of coordinating the work of pharmacy assistants or aides. This qualification is not applicable to retail pharmacy workers. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers may include:
Hospital pharmacy technician
Senior pharmacy technician
15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:
10 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A OHS electives of which one must be selected for this qualification
Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing
BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTHIR402C Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTPH407C Conduct small-scale compounding of pharmaceutical products
HLTPH410C Prepare batch and work sheets and labels for compounding
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.
Group B electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.
The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups.