Occupation Profile – Retail Pharmacist – (ANZSCO 251513) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleRETAIL PHARMACIST
ANZSCO Code251513
Occupations in this Group251511 Hospital Pharmacist
251512 Industrial Pharmacist
251513 Retail Pharmacist
DescriptionDispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitleCommunity Pharmacist
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-receiving prescriptions, checking patients’ medicine histories, and ensuring optimal dosage and methods of administration and drug compatibility before dispensing
-preparing or supervising the preparation and labelling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets and other medications to fill prescriptions
-advising prescribers on drug incompatibility and contra-indications
-reviewing and monitoring the medicine therapy of individual patients, and assessing the effectiveness of the total medicine therapy
-maintaining prescription files and recording issue of narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs
-storing and preserving vaccines, serums and other drugs subject to deterioration
-supplying non-prescription medicines, and diagnostic and therapeutic aids
-supervising and coordinating the work of Pharmacy Technicians, pharmacy interns and Pharmacy Sales Assistants
-conducting research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products
-conferring with Chemists, Engineering Professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients
-testing and analysing drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards
-developing standards for drugs used in pharmaceuticals
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Pharmacy Council
Related Occupations251511 Hospital Pharmacist
251512 Industrial Pharmacist
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)