The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, has announced that 22 Queenslanders have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Community Pharmacy course this month (April), enabling them to become qualified pharmacy assistants via the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and work in Queensland’s network of almost 1200 community pharmacies.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch President, Chris Owen, said that the Fundamentals of Community Pharmacy course was fully subsidised for eligible participants through the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program.
“This course has been instrumental in giving people the opportunity to upskill and commence a career in community pharmacy,” said Mr Owen.
“We are very grateful to the Queensland Government for funding our application to deliver these much-needed courses.
“We are delighted to give people the opportunity to join the respected pharmacy profession.
“Course graduates report positive job satisfaction after employment, particularly around being able to support the local community and their healthcare needs.”
On successful completion of the course, participants receive a SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy and gain the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of community pharmacy customers and patients.
The next courses are being offered in Brisbane, Townsville and Toowoomba from Tuesday 3 May 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022.
They will take place over seven weeks and are Covid-Safe and face-to-face.
The course incorporates 10 days of vocational placement in a community pharmacy where participants can put their learning into action and gain practical experience.
Interested participants are encouraged to complete their expression of interest soon as places are limited.
Registrations close soon.
For more information about the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and eligibility criteria, visit guild.org.au/cws.