Develop your retail and health skills which will open up a whole range of career pathways

If you would like to work in a community pharmacy, this course is for you.

When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Community Pharmacy, you'll have the knowledge and confidence required to assist customers in preventing or managing various health conditions.

You'll be able to provide advice about a broad range of conditions, from colds and allergies to vitamins and first aid.

Please Note: 60 Hours of Practical Placement is mandatory in order to successfully complete this course.

Full time
Monday 9am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9am – 3.30pm
Thursday 9am – 3.30pm

Mode of delivery: Delivery will be a mix of blended classroom based, face to face and online

Immunisation Information:
In line with information provided by the Victorian State Government, from Monday 25 July 2022 students will no longer be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption to attend a Chisholm campus. For detailed information, please visit coronavirus. Some Pharmacies may require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend placement. Industry placement in a Pharmacy is a compulsory component of this course and needs to be successfully completed to finish this course.
Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 6 months.
Start dates
6 February, 10 July

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.