Online courses address discrimination, harassment and bullying


Discrimination, harassment and bullying are major issues that can affect any workplace – and community pharmacies are no exception, says Pharmacy Guild

It is important that pharmacy employees, pharmacy owners and pharmacists can identify and address issues related to discrimination, harassment and bullying, says the Pharmacy Guild, which is releasing two new online courses to provide assistance and information to all pharmacy staff.

The first course, developed for pharmacy owners and pharmacists, provides an overview of the governing legislation, responsibilities of senior staff and the pharmacy’s resolution procedure. 

A separate course has been specifically tailored for non-pharmacist pharmacy employees to help them in identifying the different responsibilities in the pharmacy in relation to discrimination, harassment and bullying and the process to follow to assist in the resolution of an issue.

Completion of these courses may assist employers to meet their responsibilities for providing staff with training on this important workplace issue.

These online modules are available to Guild members and their employees for $25.00 per person. Pharmacy employees, pharmacists and owners at non Guild member pharmacies can access the course for $125.00 per person.

To enrol in these courses please click on the online enrolment form link below and enter your details. You will be sent an email with instructions on how to pay for the course once your enrolment has been processed. 

Online enrolment form

The pharmacy owners and managers course has been accredited for 1.25 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.25 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

This can be converted to 1.25 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 2.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overworked? Contact the Pharmacists’ Support Service on 1300 244 910 (8am to 11pm) to speak with a volunteer pharmacist counsellor.

A free PSS manual, Managing Stress in Pharmacy, is available here.

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