New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Advanced)

New Zealand Management Academies Limited

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20 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pharmacy sector with people who carry out a wide range of advanced pharmacy dispensing services, and support the provision of safe, patient-centred healthcare, under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements: Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) (Level 3) [Ref: 1886] Or Equivalent skills and knowledge of working in a New Zealand pharmacy and Hold a secondary/tertiary qualification at NZQF Level 3 or equivalent. General Requirements: Have an acceptable New Zealand Police vet check prior to the beginning of practical experience. English Language: International students: General or Academic IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent Internationally Recognised English Proficiency test. Domestic students with ESOL: must be proficient in English language. Distance/Online Akonga: Already employed in a pharmacy for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please note: The distance/online study option is not available to international students.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,988 $3,988
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,940 $4,940
Total $8,929 $8,929

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 309 7802
Fax: (09) 2701269

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