Become a Pharmacy Assistant

Master the skills that will prepare you for an entry-level position as a pharmacy assistant, and discover the steps you can take to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
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AUD$389 RRP $599

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 8 Weeks Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • 3668 Students

What's it all about?

Health care is a booming industry these days, and pharmacy technicians are in high demand. In this online short course, you'll take a look at the many job settings and career paths open to you if you become a pharmacy technician. In addition, you'll master the skills you need to get an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk.

You'll start by learning basic terms for medical conditions and anatomy, gaining the skills you'll need to read prescriptions and patient records easily. In addition, you'll find out how common classes of drugs are made and how they work.

Next, you'll master the simple maths that every pharmacy tech needs to know. You'll learn how to calculate dosages accurately, practice using simple formulas and maths tools, and find out how to translate metric measurements into familiar household measures like teaspoons and tablespoons. Turning to the business side, you'll look at sales and find out how prescription pricing works.

In addition, you'll learn about the important laws and regulations that govern pharmacies. You'll also hone your communication skills, learning how to handle customers courteously and efficiently. And finally, you'll explore the steps you can take to enhance your career prospects by becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). By the time you're done, you'll be prepared to start your career in this popular and rapidly-growing field.

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.

Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!

Start Dates:

  • 11 December
  • 15 January
  • 12 February
  • 18 March

Who's the instructor?

Lorraine Zentz

Lorraine Zentz has been a pharmacy technician since 1981. She currently works at a hospital pharmacy and has worked in all pharmacy areas (retail, home health, hospital, oncology, and training/education) during her pharmacy... Read more

Read Lorraine Zentz's Profile

What's involved?

  • Lesson 1- What Is a Pharmacy Technician?
  • Lesson 2- Let’s Talk Pharmacology
  • Lesson 3- Understanding Pharmacy Rules and Regulations
  • Lesson 4- A Look Inside a Working Pharmacy
  • Lesson 5- What Do All These Medical Words Mean?
  • Lesson 6- Anti-Infectives: The Drugs That Kill the Bugs
  • Lesson 7- Your Core: Heart, Lungs, and Stomach
  • Lesson 8- The Central Nervous System: Pain and Brain Drugs
  • Lesson 9- Hormones, Eyes, and Ears
  • Lesson 10- Let's Do a Little Math
  • Lesson 11- Communication
  • Lesson 12- Future of Pharmacy Technicians

What do others think?

‘I really loved this course and I'm sorry its over. I can't wait to advance my education in this area. Thank you so much.’

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The Learning Environment

From the moment that you enrol in Become a Pharmacy Assistant you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.

Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

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Why Choose Vibe Learning?

Learn Your Way

We understand that everyone works at their own pace and no two students are the same. That's why when you study with Vibe Learning we provide you with all the study guidelines, tools and support you need but leave you to set the pace. You are free to complete your assessments when and where you want.

We don't break the bank

With Vibe Learning we believe that education should be accessible to anyone who wants to learn. That's why we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Investing in your future is a smart choice and doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you choose our money saving upfront prices or flexible payment plans, studying is accessible to you.

You'll get the personal attention you deserve

We are real people, providing real support every step of the way. When you study with Vibe Learning, you'll benefit from learning from professional, knowledgeable and most of all passionate industry experts.

Reap the rewards sooner rather than later

We offer a range of options from short 6 week courses through to extensive 12 month courses. Whatever your personal or professional goals, studying online with Vibe Learning provides a rewarding life changing experience which is well within your reach.

Learn real life skills

We don’t profess to know everything about every industry. That's why, when we write a course we work with industry experts who do know everything! Before delivering a course we make sure that the following boxes have big green ticks in them;

  • The course is industry Current
  • The course is Relevant to our students
  • The course is Engaging and delivers outcomes

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