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HLT47115 Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

National ID: HLT47115 | State ID: AWL9

A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn 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.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Knowledge of medications and how work on the body
  • How to take medications safely
  • Safe work practices and how to maintain sterile environments
  • Medication storage procedures
  • How to organise your work
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Mathematical proficiency
  • Commitment to ethics
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Able to work carefully, accurately and methodically
  • Able to work collegially with a wide variety of professionals in health care settings

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

How to apply

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
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
  • Senior Pharmacy Technician

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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.

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How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Mount Lawley - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2019

Mount Lawley - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated October 17, 2019