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A Pharmacy Technician fills and labels 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. In Australia a pharmacy technician is a Skill Level 2 occupation.
This occupation is on the following skill lists:
This occupation is not on the following skill lists:
The job of a pharmacy technician is to operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing in Australia may be required as a pharmacy technician.
Occupations in this Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same medical technicians group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Australia is $ 63,197 for male employees and $ 40,871 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 47.0 Females: 40.4 Persons: 42.0
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 3112) Medical technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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