Certificate in Pharmacy Technician
(Level 5)

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New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5)
44 weeksOpen to International studentsStudy from home option

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

During this pharmacy technician 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.

On Campus: You’ll experience practical learning on campus which will teach you all the key skills and pharmaceutical knowledge you need to start your career. Plus, during your studies, you'll have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by completing 320 hours at a pharmacy provider as part of your training.

Online: You'll need to be working or volunteering at a pharmacy provider to take advantage of our online study option. This will help you advance your skills while you continue to work, giving you the flexibility, tools and resources to learn anytime, anywhere at your own pace.

* Offer valid for domestic students only. Students must be working or volunteering in a pharmacy provider to qualify for our online study option.

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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.

  • To recognise how 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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Pharmacy Technician Course - Start Dates

Online

Study from anywhere in NZ.

Jun 24, 2024
Aug 26, 2024
Oct 28, 2024

Auckland Central

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Jun 24, 2024
Jan 20, 2025

Hamilton

94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Jul 22, 2024

Sylvia Park

56-60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Jan 20, 2025
May 26, 2025
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