About the course

About the course

Upskill your knowledge and professional skills as a pharmacy technician with our hospital/health services pharmacy course.

If you are employed and provide technical support under a pharmacist’s supervision in a hospital setting, this health course is for you. Learn how to:

  • conduct small-scale compounding of general and aseptic pharmaceuticals
  • support pharmacists on the wards by collecting client information and test results
  • assist in dispensing administration

This course will equip you to effectively support pharmacists. You will:

  • reflect on, and improve, your own professional practice
  • learn to work with diverse clients and customers
  • understand how to facilitate learning in the workplace 

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

Part time: 1 year (online)

Flexible: the time taken to complete will vary depending on your input


This course is fully online with the option to attend campus for the practical component of HLTPHA007 Conduct small-scale compounding and labelling of aseptic pharmaceutical products; this three day practicum is designed for those who are unable to meet the practical requirements in the workplace.

Your learning will be supported by a dedicated full time teacher. This support will be provided 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.

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

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.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities as a pharmacy technician or senior pharmacy technician.

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Entry Requirements

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


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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion enables you to progress into hospital/health related courses.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull FeeGovernment Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer
Tuition Fee$2,904$6,270$581
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$210$210$210
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$3,363$6,729$1,040
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$3,363$6,729$1,040

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 2022 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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