Health and Wellbeing

NZ Certificate in Pharmacy
(Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4)

Duration: 22 study weeks + holiday
Campus: new lynn
Credits: 75 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
If you want to get your foot in the door of your local pharmacy, our Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) can lead you to providing pharmacy products and services to your community.

Pharmacy Technicians are fully equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to safely dispense medications and other therapeutic products, provide guidance on the use of dispensed medicines and effectively manage dispensary stock and inventory.

Our programme provides you with the vital skillset, confidence, legal and ethical pharmacy standards, critical thinking and practical knowledge to apply yourself in the New Zealand pharmacy sector under the supervision of a pharmacist. Graduates will be ready to provide a patient-centred pharmaceutical approach to all patients and their whānau.

You won’t just gain your knowledge through classes but will also be able to apply yourself in a pharmacy work placement before graduation, ensuring you enter the workforce, or pursue higher education, as a confident and enthusiastic pharmacy technician with practical experience.

With skills that can be attributed to a range of pharmacy settings, students can pursue a career in either a community pharmacy or a hospital setting throughout Aotearoa.

Upon graduation from the NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4), you will be able to gain direct entry into NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced) (Level 5).

Apply now to get your first glimpse into the pharmaceutical world!

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

What You Will Learn

Pharmacy ethics, regulations, and legislation
Pharmacy Calculations
Pharmacotherapy and Patient Counselling and Guidance
Pharmacy Placement

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Study FREE with Fees-Free

You may be eligible to study our NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Core) (Level 4) for free under our Fees-Free promotion (for NZ Domestic students).

Next Steps

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

Want to offer more to the people, families and communities who rely on the NZ pharmaceutical industry? This flexible 20 -week programme will help take your employment prospects to the next level, offering pathways to more advanced sections of the pharmacy technology industry.
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