Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (Level 5)

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Study Pharmacy at NZMA

The Pharmacy industry is dynamic, exciting and there are many employment opportunities out there for qualified Pharmacy Technicians. Our Pharmacy Technician Programme offers practical learning on campus and will teach you all the necessary skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to start your career. It also includes work placement in one of the leading pharmacies in New Zealand. 

What will I learn?

  • Pharmacy law dispensing processes: this course teaches legislation, codes and standards which govern pharmacy practice
  • Dispensing techniques: learn how to accurately prepare and dispense prescriptions, and the different forms of compliance packaging 
  • Pharmacy health: understand the routes of administration and the formulations of medicines
  • Anatomy and physiology: recognize how the different body systems work and their disorders
  • Professionalism and support: you will gain an understanding of the communication skills appropriate to pharmacy

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3)


Course Costs

You may also be eligble for first year fees free study. Speak to our friendly team today about your options.

Domestic Students: 

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. 

Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

International Students:

72+12 weeks: Tuition Fees: NZD $28,000.00 Course Fee: NZD $1,000.00

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or older. International students must be 18 years old or over 
  • Applicants should have an appropriate year 12-13 academic achievement, hold a complementary tertiary qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • An academic IELTS score of 6 is required. IELTS 6.5 is highly recommended to be successful in the programme due to the high level of technical content in the programme; and an interview may be required.
  • Domestic applicants will need to demonstrate sufficiency in English language or, where required, complete and pass a reading/writing placement test; and an interview may be required
  • International students must have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

* Other English Tests / evidence may be approved as advised by NZQA

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