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Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

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National ID: HLT47115 | State ID: AWL9



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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 patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

  • 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

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

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

WhereMount Lawley

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

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Conduct small scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical productsHLTPHA005AUZ95
Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of aseptic pharmaceutical productsHLTPHA007AUZ91
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplaceTAEDEL402AWA872
Provide assistance in dispensary administrationHLTPHA006AUZ92
Recognise healthy body systemsHLTAAP001AVB19
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Support pharmacist communication with clients and other health professionalsHLTPHA008AUZ90
Support pharmacists in the collection and presentation of workplace data and informationHLTPHA009AUZ89
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Assist with dispensing of prescriptions and medication ordersHLTPHA003AUZ93
Maintain pharmaceutical imprest stockHLTPHA001AUZ97
Order, maintain and distribute pharmaceutical stockHLTPHA004AUZ96
Pack pharmaceutical productsHLTPHA002AUZ94
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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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