PSA launches new tailored workforce training


Chemist Warehouse employee Laura and PSA trainer Ryan discuss the new online training platform.
Chemist Warehouse employee Laura and PSA trainer Ryan discuss the new online training platform.

Chemist Warehouse Group will be the first national pharmacy group to implement PSA’s new training approach, after appointing the organisation as its preferred training provider

PSA has announced the launch of tailored workforce training as part of its commitment to the ongoing development of Australian pharmacy professionals, with Chemist Warehouse Group to be the first national pharmacy group to implement the training.

“Providing ongoing professional development and practice support is a crucial part of PSA’s role as the national peak body for pharmacists in Australia,” says PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson.

“The training that we will deliver for Chemist Warehouse Group will support the ongoing professional development of its 14,000 pharmacy assistants and pharmacists nationwide.

“This in turn supports the delivery of care to millions of Australians.”

PSA has developed a new digital education hub to deliver these tailored training services, and this hub will be rolled out in Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist stores nationwide.

Chemist Warehouse Group will transition their pharmacy assistant and pharmacist workforce education and training to PSA’s tailored program this month.

Chemist Warehouse Group CEO Mario Verrocchi says he is pleased to engage PSA to deliver training services for the Group.

“I am delighted that PSA will be providing tailored workforce education and training in over 400 of our pharmacies nationally,” he says.

“This will ensure ongoing skills development for our pharmacy staff who are delivering care to millions of Australians across the country.”

Dr Jackson said the expansion of PSA’s training services builds on the peak body’s strong history of providing training services to pharmacy professionals across Australia.

“Our team at PSA is having discussions with a number of different pharmacy groups about their training requirements. We look forward to providing these additional training services to the pharmacy workforce across Australia to support them in delivering high quality patient-centred care.”

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