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Pharmacy Assistant

Provide retail sales assistance and customer service in a pharmacy.
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What's it like to be a Pharmacy Assistant?

Pharmacy Assistants sell retail goods to customers in pharmacies. Goods can range from creams, lotions and grooming tools to, cosmetics and perfumes. Pharmacy Assistants help customers to select the right products to meet their needs and assist with the day to day operation of a pharmacy. They usually have a good knowledge of pharmacy products, health and beauty products.

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How to become a Pharmacy Assistant


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You don’t need formal qualifications to become a Pharmacy Assistant, however a qualification may be viewed favourably by employers.

  1. Gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of a Senior Pharmacy Assistant or a Pharmacist.
  2. Consider completing a Certificate II In Community Pharmacy (SIR20116) or a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (SIR30116) at TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.
  3. To broaden your career options once you have gained some experience, consider completing a Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy (SIR40116) which will prepare you to run front-of-house operations and to work as a Senior Pharmacy Assistant.

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Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

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May 2021
Assisting the customers with pharmacy products will make you to satisfy your role
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Pharmacy
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Pharmacy
The good things
Pharmacy knowledge I recommend to do S2/S3 certification courses which makes you find jobs in pharma retail jobs
The challenges
Try to gain some knowledge in pharmacy products which will make you to stand out from a group.
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May 2021
For people pleasers, and problem solvers - retail levelled-up
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1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Vitamins and Women's Health
The good things
If you consider yourself a people person, and a problem solver then this is the ideal combination of both. Every day people who trust you allow you to give them advice which may significantly change t...
The challenges
The most challenging thing to face will be from customers and management. Not all customers will be receptive and some may be difficult as in any service career. Using your best judgement will help yo...
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