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.

2021 Training - Applications CLOSED (Cohort 9)

Applications for Cohort 9 are now CLOSED

All applications are currently under review. 

College staff will be in contact with applicants after ALL applications have been reviewed.

Cohort 9 Workshop Dates - 
  • Trainee Training - 13th April 2021
  • Preceptor Training - 14th April 2021

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

If you missed this application round - we hope to run two further Cohorts later in 2021.

More information about the PACT programme can be found below. 

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

PACTs say

“The PACT programme has been really beneficial for our service. We have found it has upskilled technicians, improved dispensary accuracy and they have enjoyed the additional responsibility. It also releases pharmacists to concentrate on following up clinical enquiries.  We would certainly value more PACT qualified technicians in our pharmacy.” 

Nicki Thomson, Dispensary Manager, Wellington Hospital Pharmacy

“I enjoy my new role and new responsibilities as a PACT. I enjoy the responsibility of making sure that the correct result is achieved for the patient. I know that what goes out is my responsibility and I like that challenge.”

Deirdre McClintock, PACT, Unichem Moorhouse Pharmacy.

“The extra responsibility and more challenging work motivated me to become a PACT. It’s definitely worth doing the PACT training. It’s good for the pharmacy too, because it frees up the pharmacist’s time and allows them to help customers more in the shop.”

Dawn McCorkindale, PACT, Life Pharmacy La Hoods

“I enjoy the responsibility of being a PACT and that I can do something more with my qualification as a technician. My role as a PACT has allowed our department to put more pharmacists on the wards where we can provide a better patient centred service.”

Michelle Jennings, PACT, Palmerston North Hospital Pharmacy Department

PACT employers say

“It is definitely better having a PACT on the team. It is a good way to up-skill your technician and better utilise their skills. The main benefit of having a PACT on the team is to free up the pharmacist’s time. I now have more time to talk to patients about their health concerns and provide advice and guidance to them.”

Hwiju Park, Manager, Unichem Moorhouse Pharmacy

“Having a PACT means we have an extra person that can do the check and it frees up the pharmacist to do injections or counselling, ECP and other patient-focused work.”

Rosella Kwong, Pharmacist, Unichem Moorhouse Pharmacy