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Course Info

This Just Careers Training S2-S3 course, SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines meets the requirements of QCPP accreditation.

Participants will cover the following areas;

  • S2/S3
  • Identifying and locating scheduled medicines in the pharmacy
  • Addressing customer needs
  • Supplying scheduled medicines

Who is this course suitable for?

It is designed for both those who already work in pharmacy and would like to have their skills and knowledge updated and/or formally recognised, as well as for those wishing to enter into a career as a Community Pharmacy Assistant .

All our courses require that some tasks be undertaken in the workplace and under the supervision of the pharmacist. If you are not currently working in pharmacy then please contact us for options.


Participants who complete this course will have gained and or confirmed the following skills and knowledge relating to the role and responsibility of a Pharmacy Assistant when dealing with scheduled medicines (and chosen focus area if applicable) and be issued the statement of attainment;

‘SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines'

  • Communication skills to:
  • Interact with the customer to:
    • Obtain and provide information
    • Confirm understanding
    • Suggest and supply medicines and products
    • Ask questions to identify and confirm requirements
  • Learning skills to maintain currency of the schedule of the SUSMP
  • Literacy skills to:
    • Follow pharmacy protocols and procedures
    • Interpret information on product labels
    • Record customer information
  • Teamwork skills to operate as part of a pharmacy team, providing relevant information and seeking advice from a pharmacist and other pharmacy staff as required
  • Technology skills to access and use information systems required by the role
  • Broad factors taken into account when determining scheduling, e.g. quantities and concentration of active ingredients in packaged medicine
  • Common problems or health conditions for which Pharmacy Medicines or Pharmacist Only Medicines are used
  • Health privacy principles
  • Legal requirements and pharmacy procedures for positioning and advertising scheduled items in a pharmacy
  • Personal role boundaries and responsibilities, and circumstances under which referral to a pharmacist or other pharmacy staff is required
  • Pharmacy protocols and procedures relating to Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines, including:
    • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality of customer information
    • Referring to a pharmacist
    • Supplying Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
  • Roles of the:
    • Advisory Committee in Chemicals Scheduling
    • Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling
    • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in approving registration of new medicines
  • Sources of information on scheduled medicines
  • System for scheduling medicines
  • Schedule of medicines, including:
    • Pharmacy Medicine (S2)
    • Pharmacist Only Medicine (S3)
    • Prescription Only Medicine (S4)
    • Caution (S5)
    • Poison (S6)
    • Dangerous Poison (S7)
    • Controlled Drug (S8)
    • Prohibited Substance (S9)

Successful Completion of the course will result in the participant being issued the following statement of attainment:

SIRCIND002 Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines