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Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

National ID: HLT47115 | State ID: AWL9

 

Are you interested in learning how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely? This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications, how they work on the body and how to take them safely.

You will also learn about safe practices, sterile environments, medication storage procedures and how to organise your work.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an assistant in a hospital pharmacy situation.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a pharmacy technician. Once you have the Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support you can transfer both knowledge and skills to other health related courses all of which include knowledge in communication, safe work practices, medical terms and sterile environments.

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Course Overview

Where Mount Lawley
Duration

1 semester full time - 3 days a week on campus with a 3 week full time placement (5 days a week)

How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an assistant in a hospital pharmacy situation.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a pharmacy technician. Once you have the Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support you can transfer both knowledge and skills to other health related courses all of which include knowledge in communication, safe work practices, medical terms and sterile environments.

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

2 Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with dispensing of prescriptions and medication orders HLTPHA003 AUZ93
Maintain pharmaceutical imprest stock HLTPHA001 AUZ97
Order, maintain and distribute pharmaceutical stock HLTPHA004 AUZ96
Pack pharmaceutical products HLTPHA002 AUZ94

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct small scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical products HLTPHA005 AUZ95
Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of aseptic pharmaceutical products HLTPHA007 AUZ91
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 WG740
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace TAEDEL402A WA872
Provide assistance in dispensary administration HLTPHA006 AUZ92
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 AVB19
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 AVB48
Support pharmacist communication with clients and other health professionals HLTPHA008 AUZ90
Support pharmacists in the collection and presentation of workplace data and information HLTPHA009 AUZ89
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

 

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