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Pharmacist Assistant

Pharmacist Assistants help pharmacists fill and label patients’ prescriptions. 

Other duties may include recording details of medications place orders, storing medications and medical supplies, taking stock of medicine and deliveries to patients.  


How to be a Pharmacist Assistant in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become a pharmacist assistant in South Africa:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate/NC(V) )
  2. Learnership: Basic Level Pharmacist Assistance
  3. Learnership: Post Basic Level Pharmacist Assistance (NQF Level 4)
  4. Workplace experience

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Pharmacist assistants in South Africa typically study for at least two years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Pharmacist Assistants in South Africa often work at the following places:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals and clinics

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about pharmacist assistants in South Africa, contact the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa.

Related University Degrees

Universities Offering Programs Needed to be a Pharmacist Assistant in South Africa


Other Institutions Offering the Qualification (NQF Level 3 & 4)

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