Diploma of Pharmacy Studies
Launch your career as a pharmacy assistant or technician
Gain entry into pharmacy as an assistant or technician, or enhance your employability within the primary care sector with this set of mathematics and science skills.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify opportunities to promote wellness at community and population levels, and undertake socially inclusive health promotion, and preventive health activities.
- Communicate and collaborate to optimise health outcomes for individuals and the broader community.
- Review and evaluate relevant health information, and identify potential solutions to make treatment recommendations.
- Apply evidence and skills to develop practices that enhance learning.
- Identify and use Pharmacy-specific knowledge in relevant study areas to underpin professional practice and further study.
Diploma of Pharmacy graduates would have a range of skills which would enable them to be employed and/or enhance their employability within the primary care sector as pharmacy assistants or pharmacy technicians. The content would complement existing education offered within the pharmacy sector by TAFE and professional bodies.
Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).
Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
A completed VET Certificate III or higher
Work and Life
Domestic Applicants with work and life experience: If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability. We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Diploma of Pharmacy Studies is your stepping stone into the Bachelor of Pharmacy. This is the perfect choice if you have not met the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy, or would like a more supported entry into University studies. Upon completion of this course, you will meet the maths and chemistry pre-requisites, as well as gaining additional skills to help you succeed at University.
This course will prepare you for future study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy or you can choose to enter the workforce with highly employable skills in roles such as pharmacy assistant or pharmacy technician.
You’ll complete a mix of units needed to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy, units to develop your study skills and disciplinary units. You’ll also meet the University’s General Entry Requirements when you complete this course, which may allow entry into other university courses.
Recommended Study Pattern
Year 1. 8 subjects in the first year including:
5 core subject:
- CSA103 Pharmacy Skills in Practice 1
- CSA120 Complementary Medicines in Contemporary Society
- KRA161 Chemistry for Life Sciences
- XAB011 Learning at University
- XAB080 Experiencing Science
2 Discipline Electives:
- Applied Mathematics Foundation
- Mathematics Foundation Unit
- Bridging Maths
- Professional Communication
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
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You can apply for the full degree or if you want to start with Open access, enrol into the subjects using the “Single subjects” option.
You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
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This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
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