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. During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge and skills in:

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


Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Off-campus applicants can enrol throughout the year.



Full time: 12 months (off-campus)

This course is fully delivered online.

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

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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 as on off-campus student.


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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$403$2,016$4,320
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$210$210$210
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$853$2,466$4,770
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$853$2,466$4,770

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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