Pharmacy Technician Training and Courses

Become a pharmacy technician

Pharmacy Technicians work alongside pharmacists in dispensing medicines in hospitals and are an important and growing component of the hospital pharmacy workforce. 

Victoria

Box Hill Institute

Looking to gain employment as a hospital pharmacy technician? Complete a Certificate III in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support on-campus.

Are you employed as a hospital pharmacy technician but want corresponding qualifications? Complete a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support through flexible course delivery.

Have a number of students in one location wanting to enrol? Contact Box Hill Institute to arrange a visit to your site.

SWC Training

SWC Training offers Certificate III and Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support through on job training for people already employed as hospital pharmacy technicians in Victoria. Online study options are available for those in other states.

Western Australia

Central Institute of Technology (CIT)
CIT offers Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support on-campus with a four week full-time placement in Perth which is suitable for people looking to gain employment as a hospital pharmacy technician. 


Aseptic Cytotoxic Preparation Course

Aseptic cytotoxic drug preparation is a key service offered to oncology patients by many hospitals across Australia. Over the past decade the pharmacy department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has conducted training programs in the preparation of cytotoxic drugs. The 5-day course is offered to pharmacists and technicians requiring training in aseptic techniques with an emphasis on safe handling of cytotoxic drugs and consisting of didactic lectures, visual demonstrations, hands-on practical experience and an assessment and validation. There is an extensive waiting list for participation. Contact pharmacydepartment@petermac.org for further information.