Medication Short Courses

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication – GROUP BOOKINGS ONLY

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HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

This two day course provides the skills and knowledge required to safely prepare for and provide support to clients requiring assistance with medication or assistance to self-medicate. 

The course is relevant to carers and support workers currently working in aged care or disability support settings with authority in their state or territory to assist with medication administration.

Participants successfully completing this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication, a nationally recognised unit of competency.

Course pre-requisites

This course is open to aged care and disability support workers who have a minimum Certificate III qualification in either sector. In addition, participants must have at least 3 months of relevant and current work experience in aged care or disability support.

We are currently only accepting enrolments for this course from residential aged care and residential disability support employers wishing to enrol a group of students.

All participants must attend a Pre-Training Review which includes an interview and a language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine eligibility to enrol in the course.

All participants must have a current National Police check clear of any disclosures to undertake this course.

Course structure and assessment 

Theory -Upon successful enrolment, participants will be sent a comprehensive workbook that includes self-directed learning activities that must be completed before attending the practical training.

Participants will also receive a link to our online campus, where you can access further resources and the theory assessment. Approximately 25 hours of self-directed learning is required to complete the self-directed learning activities and theory assessment successfully.

The theory assessment is due no later than 7 days after the practical training.

Practical workshop –Participants must attend a 2-day practical training workshop. This involves reviewing the knowledge attained during your self-directed learning and a series of practical activities such as preparation of different forms of medication, using medication documentation and mock medication rounds. A practical simulation assessment is undertaken during this workshop.

Work Placement

Participants must complete a four-hour work placement where they will assist clients with medication administration in their own workplace.

During your work placement, you will be fully supervised by a staff member and an EmployEase trainer and assessor who is a Registered or Enrolled Nurse.

If a participant is not successful at their first placement attempt, one further attempt is permitted. A $100 rebooking fee will be payable.

Work placement must be completed no later than 30 days after attendance at the practical training workshop. All components of the course are compulsory and must be completed to gain a Statement of Attainment.

Start dates and locations

For further information about start dates and locations, please contact the Industry Training Manager on 03 9761 2156.

What will you learn?

Participants will gain an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Relevant Legislation and industry standards
  • What is medication and what does it do?
  • Medication names and terminology
  • Medication forms and types
  • Medication orders
  • Preparing the client for medication administration
  • Preparing and checking medication – the “rights” of medication administration
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Assisting with administration of medication via oral, topical and inhaled routes
  • Side effects and adverse reactions
  • Safe storage, handling and disposal of medication
  • Reporting and post administration documentation

“I recently completed the Cert III Individual Support and having no previous experience I was given a job within days of finishing placement. I could not ask for a better company and trainers to get me through!”

    Erin K, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community) Graduate

    “I’m studying my Cert IV in Disability with EmployEase. The Trainers are so flexible with studying around existing work and family life.”

    Ross C, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Graduate

     “I qualified with my Cert III in Individual Support last year and gained employment where I did my placement. This course and the team at EmployEase changed me and my children’s future. Thank you so much.”

    Mell M, Cert III Individual Support Graduate

     “I learned so much from my training with EmployEase. I not only gained valuable industry knowledge a passion for an industry I now love. Thank you for helping me find direction in my work life.”

    Rosemary S, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability graduate