New Zealand Diploma in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician - Specialist)

Manukau Institute of Technology

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2 Years

Total student fees


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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 specialist pharmacy technicians who carry out a range of specialist pharmacy services.
This qualification is intended for people who are already operating as pharmacy technicians, and who are intending to enter into an operational/management/leadership specialist pharmacy technician role.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) (Level 5) [Ref: 1889] or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills from a previous qualification recognised by the Pharmaceutical Society of New ZealandAND In addition, a minimum of one year's experience in a pharmacy technician role is required for entry into programmes leading to this qualification.For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules international-students/.All students are required to have access to suitable pharmacy workplace to be employed on entry to the programme, with the expectation that they are able to fulfil the practical requirements of the programme.

Detailed requirements

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


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,786 $5,573
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,787 $5,574
Total $5,573 $11,147

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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:

Median earnings N/A
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

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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Where does this information come from?

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