|Course:||Advanced Certificate: Pharmacy Technical Support (Pharmacy Technician)|
Advance certificate in pharmacy Technician is an additional programme that focus in the pharmacy environment, with relevant skills, after the completion of this course In order to register with the South African Pharmacy Council students must also complete a six-month traineeship after obtaining the AdvCert: Pharmacy (Technical Support). This traineeship may be done in hospitals, community (retail) pharmacies, or the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, a higher certificate in pharmacy support is required and nothing less of that.
|Requirements:||Admission is subject to a pass in the Higher Certificate: Pharmacy Support|
|Job Opportunities:||A pharmacy technician will be able to work in a community or institutional pharmacy, under the supervision of a pharmacist who is physically present in a pharmacy or, under specified circumstances, under the supervision of a pharmacist who is physically not present in the dispensary of a Primary Health Care Clinic. All functions would be performed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures approved by the responsible pharmacists or supervising pharmacist. Functions will include general housekeeping and administrative functions, stock control, manufacturing and compounding of sterile and nonsterile medicines.A pharmacy technician can also work in manufacturing and wholesale pharmacies, where they will be able to perform certain defined functions without the direct oversight of a pharmacist. Such functions will be performed in accordance with the batch manufacturing documents and standard operating procedures approved by the responsible pharmacist. Functions will include general housekeeping and administrative functions, stock control, manufacturing and compounding of sterile and non-sterile medicines|
Advanced Certificate: Pharmacy Technical Support (Pharmacy Technician)