Sells pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in a retail pharmacy.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 6214 Pharmacy Sales Assistants
sell pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in retail pharmacies.
Pharmacy Technicians are excluded from this unit group. Pharmacy Technicians are included in Unit Group 3112 Medical Technicians.
accepting prescriptions for filling by Retail Pharmacists
determining customer requirements and advising customers on the selection, price and usage of non-prescription medicines
advising customers on the correct application and storage of medicines
selling goods such as non-prescription drugs, first aid supplies, toiletries and cosmetics
accepting payment for goods and services by a variety of payment methods and preparing sales invoices
promoting goods and services that are for sale
assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stocktakes
stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.