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Renewed training for pharmacy staff

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February 19, 2018

In response to demand from the pharmacy profession, the peak national body for all pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has resumed training for community pharmacy qualifications across Australia for pharmacy staff, including dispensary and pharmacy assistants.

Enrolments are now open for the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy, Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy and Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy (Dispensary).  PSA will also be adding the popular Dispensing short course to the suite of training opportunities for pharmacy staff.

PSA continues to offer the Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines (S2/S3) skill set required for mandatory initial training as part of the training requirements for the Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP). PSA also offers pharmacy assistants access to ongoing refresher training approved by QCPP.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said PSA was proud to provide high-quality training services to pharmacists, pharmacy groups and commercial entities.

“PSA has a long and proud history of delivering community pharmacy qualifications since 2006 in New South Wales and Queensland and from 2009 across Australia,” Dr Jackson said.

PSA has Government contracts for subsidised places and traineeships in most states for eligible pharmacy staff for both the Certificate III and IV in Community Pharmacy. Funded places are also available in some states for the Diploma of Leadership and Management.

“PSA has the capability to support independent pharmacies and pharmacy groups to manage workforce training through an education portal that can host content from multiple sources,” Dr Jackson said.

“We invite independent pharmacies and pharmacy groups to discuss their education and training requirements with PSA to provide a total workforce development solution for both pharmacists and pharmacy staff.”

For further information, visit PSA’s website.


Media contact:  Brad Watts
Executive Director, Communications
0487 922 176

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