Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to work in a community pharmacy. Likely functions within the community pharmacy industry for those who achieve this level of competency include maintaining store safety and security, managing sales and customer service, leading and managing staff and managing merchandise and store presentation.
The structure of this qualification recognises the diversity of business models that characterise the community pharmacy industry. It supports multi-skilling and participation in work teams as appropriate to the size and structure of the business.
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who work relatively autonomously under broad supervision of the pharmacist. They also coordinate and supervise others in the workplace. The role involves the use of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts and requires the identification, analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.