Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support


This qualification reflects the role of skilled pharmacy technicians who work under the supervision of a pharmacist in a hospital or community setting. This may include pharmacies that are located outside of health services but supply medicines and products to hospitals and other health services.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course content

14 units required for this qualification. Individual institutions may offer different units.

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTPHA005 - Conduct small scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical products
  • HLTPHA006 - Provide assistance in dispensary administration
  • HLTPHA007 - Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of aseptic pharmaceutical products
  • HLTPHA008 - Support pharmacist communication with clients and other health professionals
  • HLTPHA009 - Support pharmacists in the collection and presentation of workplace data and information
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • TAEDEL402A - Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Satisfaction with training

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training (in similar courses)*
Satisfied with the training provided
Received job-related benefits from training

Qualification recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Australian Qualifications FrameworkNationally Recognised Qualification
2 institutions offer this qualification