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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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work as hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. 

 

Further Study Option(s) 

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.

Course overview

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements

North Metro Tafe
Mount Lawley
One semester
Y
Y

Entrance requirements

Course Overview

Where Mount Lawley
Duration
How Full-Time
When

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

Further study opportunities:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work as hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. 

 

Further Study Option(s) 

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.

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

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International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.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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