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Certificate in Pharmacy Technician
(Level 5)

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New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5)
60 weeks

The Pharmacy industry is dynamic, exciting and there are many job opportunities for qualified Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacists play a key role in helping patients feel better and get well as fast as possible. 

Our Pharmacy Technician course gives you practical learning on campus and will teach you all the key skills and pharmaceutical knowledge you need to start your career.

During this course you will learn everything you need to know to become a Pharmacy Technician. You’ll learn how to provide accurate health advice to customers and your community.  

After you have been with us for 13 weeks of study you will get a guaranteed interview with Chemist Warehouse, New Zealand's fastest growing pharmacy, for part-time job opportunities.

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  • You will Learn:

  • Pharmacy law dispensing processes: legislation, codes and standards which govern pharmacy practice

  • Dispensing techniques: accurately prepare and dispense prescriptions

  • Different forms of compliance packaging 

  • Pharmacy health: routes of administration and the formulations of medicines

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Recognize how the different body systems work and their disorders

  • Professionalism and support: communication skills appropriate to pharmacy

Exclusive to NZMA, after 13 weeks of study, our students get a guaranteed interview with Chemist Warehouse!

If successful, you will be recruited by Chemist Warehouse as a part-time employee during your level 4 and 5 studies. This will give you valuable experience and great exposure to the industry


Course start dates

Auckland Central

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Sep 12, 2022
Feb 6, 2023
Jul 17, 2023


85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Feb 6, 2023
Jul 17, 2023

Sylvia Park

56-60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Jul 17, 2023


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Jul 31, 2023
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