Renewed training for pharmacy staff


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In response to demand from the pharmacy profession, the PSA has resumed providing qualifications for both 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.

The organisation 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), as well as pharmacy assistant access to ongoing refresher training approved by QCPP.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson says PSA is 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 says.

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 says.

“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.”

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