About the course

About the course

Are you looking to start or enhance your career in pharmacy support in a hospital setting? Then our hospital and health services course is for you.

If you are currently employed as a hospital pharmacy technician you can commence Certificate lll in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support as an off-campus student, via online learning. During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge and skills in:

  • dispensing of prescriptions
  • managing pharmaceutical stock
  • infection control
  • anatomy and medical terminology

Course will be replaced

Please note: This course will change in the near future and alterations to the structure will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Last intake for this qualification will be April 2023. 

Part time: 18 months (online)

This course is delivered online.  Online learning can involve a range of programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Online delivery means that you can enrol in this course when you wish, and complete at your own pace.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Lilydale Campus

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Part Time

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Box Hill Campus

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Full Time

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CBD Campus

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Industry Based

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a hospital pharmacy technician.

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Entry Requirements

You must be employed as a pharmacy technician in a hospital to commence.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion enables you to apply for entry into the Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$437$2,179$4,656
Service & Amenity Fee$260$260$260
Material Fee$144$144$144
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$841$2,583$5,060
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$841$2,583$5,060

Service & Amenity Fee may very depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2023 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Completion of 14 units of competency, including 10 core and 4 electives units.

This fully online course is supported by a dedicated full time teacher who is available to support your learning via student web our learning management system and Microsoft Teams an interactive collaborative system whereby you can communicate with the teacher live and or via video conference.



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