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Certificate III and IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support: Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the Packaging Rules of the two existing Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Qualifications; to update nine existing Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency; and to develop fourteen new Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency to align to the existing and future job roles of all pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and senior pharmacy technicians.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the Packaging Rules of the two existing Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Qualifications; to update nine existing Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency; and to develop fourteen new Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency to align to the existing and future job roles of all pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and senior pharmacy technicians.

Project Status – Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

To inform the update of the Packaging Rules of the two existing Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Qualifications, the update of the nine existing Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency, and the development of fourteen new Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency, a Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of stakeholders and subject matter experts from across Australia was formed.

Formation of the TAC has informed the identification and validation of the exact nature of the skills needs and knowledge requirements in the industry and the respective Training Package Product update requirements.

The Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support TAC worked on updating two existing Qualifications, nine existing Units of Competency and developing fourteen new Units of Competency that were released for public consultation in March/April 2020 and validation in December 2020/January 2021.

We thank everyone who provided feedback via the feedback forum, email and attended workshops and webinars to inform this project to date.

The Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts of the following Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Training Package Products have been submitted to the AISC for consideration at the 21 July 2021 meeting.

  • HLT37121 Certificate III in Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT47121 Certificate IV in Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLTPHA010 Maintain pharmaceutical imprest stock
  • HLTPHA011 Pack pharmaceutical products
  • HLTPHA012 Dispense prescriptions and medication orders
  • HLTPHA013 Order, maintain and distribute pharmaceutical stock
  • HLTPHA014 Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical products
  • HLTPHA015 Provide assistance in dispensary administration
  • HLTPHA016 Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of aseptic pharmaceutical products
  • HLTPHA017 Support pharmacist’s communication with patients and other health professionals
  • HLTPHA018 Support pharmacists in the collection and presentation of workplace data and information
  • HLTPHA019 Coordinate communication processes in a hospital or health services pharmacy setting
  • HLTPHA020 Apply knowledge of biological principles within the pharmacy environment
  • HLTPHA021 Apply knowledge of medications used to assist patients in using medications effectively
  • HLTPHA022 Apply knowledge of gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA023 Apply knowledge of cardio-respiratory disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA024 Apply knowledge of central nervous system disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA025 Apply knowledge of medications used for infections, immunological products and vaccines
  • HLTPHA026 Apply knowledge of endocrine and genitourinary disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA027 Apply knowledge of malignant diseases and immunosuppressive disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA028 Apply knowledge of eye, ear and nose disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA029 Apply knowledge of chemical principles as they apply to pharmacy activity
  • HLTPHA030 Apply knowledge of medications used to provide analgesia
  • HLTPHA031 Apply knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders to dispense medication
  • HLTPHA032 Apply knowledge of dermatological disorders to dispense medication.

          Project Governance

          The Technicians Support Services IRC is comprised of a number of key expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows:

          The Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support TAC comprised of a number of key subject matter expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows: