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The aim of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy assistant scheme is to support the pharmacy workforce by encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enter pharmacy assistant/technician roles, particularly in rural and remote locations. An allowance of up to $10,000 is available to a community pharmacy to employ and train an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander pharmacy assistant.
The incentive allowance is to cover the full training costs for the assistant and also contribute to the wages and other costs incurred by the pharmacy in employing the assistant. More than one incentive allowance may be allocated per pharmacy assistant if the assistant completes more than one nationally accredited pharmacy assistant training course. Applicants may apply to receive the allowance to employ and train more than one assistant. To be eligible for the allowance the pharmacy assistant must:
Application details: Refer to the information page (link below).
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Phone: (02) 6270 1888
Fax: (02) 6277 1046