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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 75
Subject Area
  • Health » Pharmacy » Pharmacy
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pharmacy sector with people who carry out a range of pharmacy dispensing services, and support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work ethically and professionally within the Pharmacy Council Code of Ethics as relevant to Pharmacy Technicians.
- Apply appropriate communication techniques to inform customers/patients on health-related matters.
- Apply all legislation and regulations as appropriate to Pharmacy Technicians.
- Dispense and reconstitute medicines under the supervision of a pharmacist.
- Provide advice and guidance on the use of dispensed medicines.
- Apply knowledge of medicines as they relate to the treatment of a range of common health disorders.
- Manage dispensary stock and inventory using appropriate environmental and storage requirements.
- Perform calculations as appropriate to dispensing.
Education pathways
This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5) [Ref: 1889].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in either a community or hospital pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Opportunities in employment include progression to senior technician roles or to other health-related roles and 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 1888
Status Current
Created November 2012
Next Review October 2025
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