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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40
Subject Area
  • Health » Pharmacy » Pharmacy
  • Health » Pharmacy » Pharmacy Practice
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pharmacy sector with people that can work in a non-dispensing support role within a pharmacy and support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work ethically and professionally as required by the pharmacy codes and standards.
- Interact with pharmacy team members and customers/patients to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate customer service.
- Apply legislation relevant to their workplace.
- Determine if it is safe and appropriate to provide pharmacy-related products and services or advice to customers/patients, and know when to refer to a pharmacist.
- Carry out a range of support activities within the pharmacy.
- Provide first aid.
- Perform calculations using appropriate information technology tools for point of sale transactions and retail operations.
Education pathways
This is an introductory qualification and will allow graduates to progress to further qualifications in Pharmacy including the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Community Pharmacy Assistant) (Level 4) [Ref: 1887]
- New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4) [Ref: 1888].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a non-dispensary support role within a pharmacy. Employment pathways may include the progression to retail management within a community pharmacy or to a Pharmacy Technician role in either community or hospital pharmacy.

Other pathways may include health-related occupations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1886
Status Current
Created November 2012
Next Review October 2025
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