The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, is encouraging eligible job seekers living in Brisbane and the Gold Coast regions to submit an expression of interest to undertake training supported by the Queensland Government’s fully-funded Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and become a qualified pharmacy assistant.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch President, Chris Owen, says that the intake commences on Monday 27 June 2022 and encourages those interested to submit their application as soon as possible.
“Successful graduates will receive a SIR20116 Certificate II in Community Pharmacy and have the skills and knowledge to work within Queensland’s network of almost 1,200 community pharmacies and meet the needs of Queensland patients,” he says.
“So far, we’ve had more than 100 Queenslanders complete the course in the last 12 months.
“Many course graduates are now working in community pharmacies across Queensland with 85% of the Gold Coast and 80% of the Brisbane previous course graduates successfully gaining employment.
“South-East and West Brisbane’s unemployment rates are 6.3% and 6.6% respectively, which is far higher than the state average of 4.5%.
“Through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, we are excited to be able to give residents the opportunity for upskilling, prospective employment and potential to join the respected pharmacy profession,” says Mr Owen.
The course is a seven-week, Covid-Safe, face-to-face course.
It incorporates 10-days of vocational placement in a community pharmacy where participants can put their learning into action and gain practical experience.
Interested Queenslanders are encouraged to complete their expression of interest as soon as possible via the website: guild.org.au/cws.