Health and Wellbeing

NZ Certificate in Pharmacy
(Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5)

Duration: 18 study weeks + holiday
Campus: new lynn
Credits: 65 credits
  • Open entry with interview
  • Preference will be given to students with qualifications in Information Technology Level 3/4 and above, and/or NCEA level 2/3 OR overseas high school certificate
English Requirements
  • IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or other NZQA approved criteria
If you require assistance in gaining the correct English Language proficiency, please visit our sister school, Seafield School of English.
This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.

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About the Programme
Further your pharmaceutical career as a pharmacy technician with this Level 5 Certificate

Pharmacy technicians with advanced Level 5 qualifications can apply their knowledge and expertise to further their careers. Graduates of this qualification will be able to further advance their communication and problem-solving skills while providing a patient-centred pharmaceutical approach.

Our New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5) provides you with an advanced set of dispensing skills, including the science and art of pharmaceutical compounding. You will also gain an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pharmacy inventory management, pharmacology and medicines used in the treatment of health issues.

While completing this programme you will have opportunities to gain further pharmacy experiences while completing 160 hours of work placement. As a holder of the NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4), you will be able to work as a dispensary technician while further advancing your career towards the NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5).

Graduates of this programme can work as senior dispensary technicians, compounding technicians, team leaders and pharmacy managers.

Enrol to advance your pharmacy career today!

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This programme is available for Domestic students
Work Placement Hours: 160 hours
Entry Requirements

What You Will Learn

Anatomy and Physiology (Part 1)
Pharmacology and Professional Communication
Anatomy and Physiology (Part 2)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice

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Study FREE with Fees-Free

You may be eligible to study our NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5) for free under our Fees-Free promotion (for NZ Domestic students).

Next Steps

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