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The New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) - Level 5 is the NZQA approved qualification needed to become a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician. Our course teaches you all of the necessary technical skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to become a Pharmacy Technician and Academy New Zealand is one of the only schools in New Zealand offering this in-demand qualification. There are loads of jobs in New Zealand for qualified Pharmacy Technicians and we are proud to have 93% of our graduates working in the industry.

Course Content

  • Processing prescriptions
  • Calculations
  • Handling pharmaceutical products
  • Legislation
  • Compounding
  • Advising clients
  • Medicines
  • Human Biology

Students will undertake dispensary work experience with some of New Zealand’s leading pharmacies and we are committed to assisting graduates into pharmacy careers.

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Retail Assistant
  • Pharmacy Retail Buyer
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Manufacturing Pharmacy Technician wg4ny


  • NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 5
  • NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 4
  • NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) Level 3

Entry Criteria

Applicants need to have one of the following:

  • Year 12-13 academic achievement OR complementary tertiary qualification OR demonstration of equivalent skills and knowledge
  • International applicants who do not have English as their first language require an English level of IELTS 6.0.
  • All applicants will be given a pre-entry assessment to assist with consideration of each application.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

International Student Fees

  • First-year Tuition fee: $17,500
  • Second-year Tuition fee: $17,500
  • Course-related cost: $280.00 for the first year

Dates and details

  • Length: 54 weeks
  • Location: Wakefield St, Auckland CBD
  • Start date: 25 July 2016

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