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Pharmacy Assistant Training Officer (Fixed Term - 6 months)

Advertiser: The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch)More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Jan 2021
Sydney, North West & Hills District
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Pharmacy

About The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is the national peak body representing community pharmacy. It seeks to serve the interests of its members and to support community pharmacy in its role delivering quality health outcomes for all Australians.

The Guild is committed to supporting and maintaining the community pharmacy model as the most appropriate and efficient system of delivering medicines, medication management and related services to the Australian public.

The 5665 community pharmacies across Australia employ two-thirds of Australia's 30,000 registered pharmacists.  Across Australia, community pharmacies are the most frequently accessed health destination, with over 440 million individual patient visits annually.  The vast majority of the prescriptions dispensed under the Federal Government's subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are available at the same price for all Australians wherever they live.

The Guild is registered under the federal Fair Work Act (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 as an employers' organization.

Why work for us?

  • Join a diverse and inclusive team in the NSW State Branch of the Guild;
  • Convenient Bella Vista office location;
  • Access to Income protection and group life insurance; and
  • Provision of complimentary Influenza vaccinations annually.

Our Values

Integration of our five core values into our employment practices and frameworks allows the Guild to recognise and respect individual staff members for their personal contributions to their roles, their colleagues, the Guild and ultimately to the community pharmacy sector.

Our five values are:

Respect, Integrity, Compassion & Community,

Equity & Fairness, Reliability

Through our focus on our core values, and the related behaviours that align to them, we strive to provide a flexible, supportive and rewarding work environment for all staff allowing the potential for professional and personal growth.

About the Role

The key objective of this position is to deliver high quality learning and assessment in accordance with ASQA and NVR standards as part of the Community Pharmacy training qualifications on scope and the SIR training package rules.

The key role responsibilities and duties of the position include:

  • To stringently adopt a case management approach to learner engagement;
    • Regularly correspond and conduct scheduled conversations with learners;
    • Conduct regular communication with student employer / supervisor; and
    • Perform Workplace visits as required;
  • Diligently demonstrate enhanced evidence gathering with regard to communication with learners, supervisors and employees;
    • Documenting and recording of all correspondence and communication between learning officer and student and/or supervisor/employer;
  • Actively utilise the capabilities of the Guild LMS and Content Management System for appropriate student record management;
  • Utilisation of Guild technology as the primary source of all documents, forms, templates, training resources and supplementary materials;
  • Adherence to absolute compliance, working within the parameters of the Privacy Act; and
  • Maintain currency in familiarity with AQF & NVR standards and requirements and PGA policies and procedures whilst undertaking regular professional development to maintain industry currency.

Position Specifications

The following are desirable or essential knowledge, skills, or abilities of the role:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within a pharmacy;
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable, but, the successful applicant must be willing to work towards, and achieve, the Certificate by the end of their contract if they do not possess this qualification):
  • Certificate III in Community Pharmacy (SIR30112 or SIR30116);
  • Experience working within Student Management Systems (desirable);
  • Fully able to work independently or under supervision to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to work independently  or under supervision to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities;
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office products including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.

To Apply

Note that the position is a full time (38 hours/week) Fixed Term (6 months) role.  

To apply please include a Cover Letter and Resume.

Recruitment and interviewing for this role will be undertaken as applications are received. 

The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

If you have any questions about the role please do not hesitate to submit them by email to  In the subject line include “PA Training Officer (Fixed Term)”.



The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a training & development role?

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