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Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction)
(Level 3) (Online Programme)

Credits: 40

Duration: 15 teaching weeks plus 3 study break weeks (plus 4 weeks summer break depending on intake start date)

Locations offered: Online

Fees

Domestic -Zero Fees apply**

Next intake: TBC

This programme is owned by Kauri Academy and is accredited to be delivered by AGI Education Ltd.

Female Pharmacist

This programme aims to provide the pharmacy sector with graduates with underpinning knowledge and skills in pharmacy retail. Graduates will be able to work within a pharmacy in a non-dispensing role with the supervision of a pharmacist.

Study Requirement

Online learning requires completion of 8 hours per week of online engagement activities that are facilitator-led, and at least 12 hours per week of online reading, watching videos, learning activities, and formative assessment activities as scheduled.

This programme includes a 6 week Clinical Placement in a retail pharmacy. This is normally scheduled over 3 days per week.

Entry Requirement

  • Domestic Students
    - At least 16 years of age at programme start date
    - 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing) or equivalent.
    - Minimum of 3 years secondary education.
    - There are no minimum academic requirements for applicants 20 years of age and over
     

  • International Students: AGI's Online Pharmacy programme is currently not offered to international students. If you are interested in this programme, please visit - www.kauriacademy.ac.nz/pharmacyintroduction

Qualification Awarded: 
New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3)

Core papers included

CPI 1.1 Safe Practice

  • Work ethically and professionally as required by the pharmacy code and standards

  • Interact with pharmacy team members and customers/patients to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate customer service.

  • Apply all legislation relevant to their workplace.
     

CPI 1.2 Pharmacy related products and services

  • Determine if it is safe and appropriate to provide pharmacy related products and services or advice to customers/patients and know when to refer to a pharmacist.

  • Provide First Aid
     

CPI 1.3 Pharmacy Assistant (Clinical)

  • Carry out a range of support activities within the pharmacy.

  • Perform accurate calculations using appropriate information technology tools for point-of-sale transactions and retail operations.

Programme Outcomes

​Graduates will be able to: 

  • Work ethically and professionally as required by the pharmacy codes and standards.

  • Interact with pharmacy team members and customers/patients to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate customer service.

  • Apply legislation relevant to their workplace.

  • Determine if it is safe and appropriate to provide pharmacy-related products and services or advice to customers/patients and know when to refer to a pharmacist.

  • Carry out a range of support activities within the pharmacy.

  • Provide first aid.

  • Perform calculations using appropriate information technology tools for point of sale transactions and retail operations.

** Zero Fees Apply 

This is available to:

  • New Zealand citizens

  • New Zealand residents/permanent residents living in New Zealand during study

  • Australian citizens residing in New Zealand during study

  • Any other criteria that TEC deem to be eligible to study as a domestic student

Zero Fees Apply
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