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. If you want a job as a hospital pharmacy technician providing technical support under a pharmacist’s supervision in a hospital setting, you can enrol in our on-campus course. During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge and skills in:

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

(Please note there will be no further off-campus enrolments from interstate students until further notice).

National Code HLT37115
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 - 12 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,944.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $389.00
Full Tuition Fee $4,320.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $210.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 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.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Off-campus applicants can enrol throughout the year.

(Please note there will be no further off-campus enrolments from interstate students until further notice).


Full time: 12 months (off-campus)


Workplace, Box Hill

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 the Institute and CAE 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.

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

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

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

Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:45pm