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Certificate in Pharmacy Technician
(Level 5)

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New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5)
47 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.

You'll also gain real world industry experience and complete 320 hours at a pharmacy provider as part of your training.

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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, during your studies you will get a guaranteed interview with one of our industry partnerships! 

If successful, you will be recruited as a part-time employee while you continue your studies. This will give you valuable experience and great exposure to the industry.

*Guaranteed interviews are subject to job opportunities available.

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Course start dates


85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Jun 5, 2023
Nov 6, 2023

Sylvia Park

56-60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Jun 12, 2023
Nov 13, 2023

Auckland Central

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Oct 9, 2023
Nov 20, 2023


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Nov 20, 2023
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