Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians

pharmacy accuracy checking technicians (PACT)

PACT Training Programme

The PACT Training Programme is available through College, Education and Training, at PSNZ.

The PACT training programme is for pharmacy technicians who have a recognised NZ Level 5 Pharmacy Technician qualification (or demonstrated equivalence), a minimum of 2 years post-qualification work experience and a minimum of six months dispensing experience in their current dispensary. 

A qualified PACT has a different role to a pharmacy technician. A PACT is trained to carry out the final accuracy check on a dispensed item. If you would like more information about what it means to become a PACT, please see our “About the PACT Programme” section below.

How To Apply 

The PACT Training Programme is available through College, Education and Training at PSNZ. Applications for the programme open 2-3 times per year, with a limit of 20 Technicians per cohort.

Applications are currently closed. 

If you wish to be contacted when the next round of applications open - please complete this expression of interest form. 


2021 Training - Cohort 11 - (Applications CLOSED)

Applications for our next training intake (Cohort 11) are now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who applied, you will be contacted directly about your application. 

Training dates for Cohort 11 are:

  • Monday 15th November - Technician Workshop
  • Tuesday 16th November  - Preceptor Workshop 

About the PACT Programme 

PACT Pilot Project

General Information for employers, managers and PACT Preceptors

Information for employers hiring certified PACTs

General Information for technicians interested in becoming a PACT

New Zealand Framework for Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians

The cost of the PACT training programme is $1645.00 (including GST). Travel arrangements to the in-person workshop are additional. 

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