Pharmacy Sales Assistant

Sells pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in a retail pharmacy.
Training time 1 year
Average pay $31,177
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,100

What does a Pharmacy Sales Assistant do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Community Pharmacy
Certificate II in Community Pharmacy
Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy