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.

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


2021 Training - Cohort 9 - Applications CLOSED

If you missed this application round - we hope to run two further Cohorts later in 2021. Check back on this page periodically for new workshop dates. An announcement of applications opening will also be in our weekly Newsroom, so make sure your email preferences are up to date. 

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. 

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