Pharmacy Technician Vetassess Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of a Pharmacy Technician Vetassess Skills Assessment?

VETASSESS SKILLS ASSESSMENT PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

What’s the skills assessment – Job description

Pharmacy Technicians fill and label patients’ prescriptions under the supervision of a Pharmacist. May record details of, place orders for, take stock of, and store medications and medical supplies and deliver them to patients.

Alternative Title for Vetassess skills assessment

  • Dispensary Technician

Occupations not considered

under this ANZSCO code:

  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Sales Assistant

What’re the Requirements for Skills Assessment

Pharmacy Technician is a VETASSESS Group D occupation.

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.


Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.


Or alternatively, a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III in a highly relevant field of study and at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years;

What’re the Requirements for Skills Assessment

Pharmacy Technician is a VETASSESS Group D occupation.

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.


Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.


Or alternatively, a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III in a highly relevant field of study and at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years;

What’s the requirement for Employment

Highly relevant tasks include:

  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications
  • filling and labelling patients’ prescriptions under the supervision of a Pharmacist
  • recording details of, placing orders for, taking stock of, and storing medications and medical supplies and delivering them to patients

Other tasks may include:

  • compounding products under the supervision of a Pharmacist
  • managing stock levels and inventory in pharmacies or onwards
  • assisting with medication audits, reports and reviews

Supporting clinical Pharmacists in their routine work, such as screening patients or gathering information for Pharmacist review

In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration for the occupation of Pharmacy Technician.

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