Supporting a skilled workforce in pharmacy

and promoting enhanced roles across the profession

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians work in both community and hospital pharmacies and assist pharmacists with the dispensing of prescription medicines.

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Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians

The Pharmaceutical Society now have Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians training programmes available for both hospital and community pharmacy technicians.

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Training

Programmes for the Level 3 - 6 Pharmacy Assistant and Technician qualifications are available from a range of education providers who work closely with the Society.

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Qualifications

Pharmacy Technician and Assistant qualificatons are developed by the Society in conjunction with the pharmacy sector to ensure they are relevant and up to date.

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Overseas trained Technicians/Pharmacists

Pharmacy trained staff, either Technicians or Pharmacists, coming from overseas, may qualify to work as Pharmacy Technicians in NZ provided they meet the criteria set out in the NZ Medicines Regulations.

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