Pharmacist Assistant

Job Description

Pharmacy Assistants sell retail goods to customers in pharmacies. Goods can range from creams, lotions and grooming tools to, cosmetics and perfumes. Pharmacy Assistants help customers to select the right products to meet their needs and assist with the day to day operation of a pharmacy. They usually have a good knowledge of pharmacy products, health and beauty products.

Careers Ladder


You don’t need formal qualifications to become a Pharmacy Assistant, but it may help you succeed in your role.

Gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of a senior Pharmacy Assistant or a Pharmacist.

Start your formal training with a Certificate II In Community Pharmacy or a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy at TAFE or a registered training organisation.

If you want to run the front-of-house operations and take on a Senior Pharmacy Assistant role, the Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy will provide you with further skills and knowledge.


  • Autonomy
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Friendly
  • Interpersonal
  • Impressionable
  • Reliable
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Customer Service
  • Merchandising
  • Product Knowledge
  • Retail
  • POS Systems
  • Dispensing
  • Willingness to Learn
  • POS Software
  • Stock management, including preparing inventories

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;