Enrolment changes in 2013
Due to changes in our funding agreement with TEC there will be changes made for 2013 enrolments.
These changes only impact on those people who have an overseas pharmacy qualification and are looking to gain the necessary qualification to work as a Pharmacy Technician in NZ.
To complete your qualification it will be necessary for you to enroll with the Open Polytechnic to complete your training programme. Recognition for your overseas qualification will still be given where applicable. If your overseas documents have not yet been assessed for recognition or prior learning please click here for further details.
Existing PITO trainees are unaffected and you will continue with your programmes.
All NZ new trainee technicians will continue to enroll with the Open Polytechnic as usual.
Please contact us in the first instance and we can supply you with the information to suit your situation.
Literacy Profiles provide in-depth descriptions of all the literacy and numeracy tasks within a particular job and identify the literacy and numeracy skills required to complete them. PITO has partnered with Workbase to create profiles for both Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians.
Literacy Profiles are particularly useful for ITOs developing industry qualifications and arranging training, and for trainers or tutors involved in workplace, industry or vocational training.
To view the profile for Pharmacy Assistant click here
To view the profile for Pharmacy Technicians click here
For both of these roles a Literacy on the Job document has been produced from the profile.
This provides a brief list of the main or crucial literacy and numeracy tasks in a job and how frequently these are performed. These documents are useful for employers, career counsellors and employees wanting to gain an overview of the literacy and numeracy in a job.
To view the Literacy on the job for Pharmacy Assistants click here.
To view the Literacy on the job for Pharmacy Technicians click here.
If you are looking for information on careers and training in New Zealand's pharmacy industry – whether as a trainee or an employer - you've come to the right place.
PITO is the Standard Setting Body for the qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants.
We work with pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants to identify training needs and ensure delivery of high quality and relevant skills and qualifications to pharmacy staff throughout New Zealand.
If you're a trainee or want to be one, you can find out about the qualifications you need, the careers you can aim for and how to get started.
If you're an employer, find out how our qualifications work and how you can invest in the future of your business and your staff.
Got a question? Send us an email or phone us on: 04 382 8058
or write to us at: Level 2 Pharmacy House, 124 Dixon Street, PO Box 11 855, Wellington 6142
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