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SIR30116 – Certificate III in Community Pharmacy Dispensary

The Australian Retail Pharmacy sector is highly competitive. This qualification develops abilities to perform routine pharmacy and retail duties as well as taking responsibility for more complex tasks including the coordination of merchandise, store security, assistance with the management of pharmacy only medicines and the provision of higher levels of customer service.


Dispensary Units

  • Assist in dispensing prescriptions (50 hours)
  • Administer dispensary computer systems and claims (20 hours)
  • Maintain dispensary stock (20 hours)

​Front of House Units

  • SIRCDIS001 Assist customers with prescriptions (C)

  • SIRCIND001 Work effectively in a community pharmacy (C)

  • SIRCINF001 Use pharmacy practices for infection control (C)

  • SIRCPPA009 Assist customers with allergy relief products (C)

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health & safety (C)

  • SIRCPPA002 Assist customers with eye and ear care products

  • SIRCPPA003 Assist customers with first aid products

  • SIRCPPA004 Assist customers with oral care products

  • SIRXRSK001 Identify and respond to security risks (Import)

  • SIRRINV001 Receive & handle retail stock

  • SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines & Pharmacist Only Medicines (C)

  • SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

  • SIRCPPA005 Assist customers with cough and cold relief products (C)

  • SIRCPPA006 Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products (C)

  • SIRCCCS002 Provide and promote services to pharmacy customers (C)

  • SIRCPPA001 Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements

  • SIRCPPA010 Assist customers with analgesic and anti-inflammatory
    products (C)

  • SIRCPPA008 Assist customers with products for gastro-intestinal
    conditions (C)


(C) Denotes core subjects
The above course outline is an example developed to meet industry standards

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Unit Code


Workplace Delivery


School-based Delivery


Tuition Fees

$2,925 (Train & Assess)
$950 (Recognition of Prior Learning)
$75 (Gap training per unit)


Available in approved states

Next start date

Enrol anytime

Entry Requirements

Working in a pharmacy

Delivery Model

Face to face, blended, remote or online delivery
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