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Learn how to assist clients with medication

Learn the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, complete medication documentation and support a client to self-administer medication.

Understand the importance of checking and confirming the care plan and details, client identity, correct medication including expiry dates,  correct dosage instructions and how to conduct pre and post administration client checks, cleaning equipment, disposal and storage of medications according to organisation procedures.

This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.



What will you learn?

  • Understanding safe practices and legislative requirements for giving medications
  • Learn about types of medication and associated terminology
  • Safe storage and contingency planning when assisting with medication


Upon successful completion, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the following units of competency:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Workplace Assessment

To achieve this unit a student must demonstrate skills in a health care workplace/setting.


When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen course. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

  • must be 18 years of age and over
  • Working in a health care workplace/setting

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills
  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.

Digital literacy skills – Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:



While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.


Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Fee For Service
$AUD 317.50 (incl. GST)

There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.


genU Training offer HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication, in the following format:


Course component 1 (Induction) – Interactive induction session (Virtual)

Virtual (day/night) – Study in real time online instructor-led session via video conferencing.

Session times:

          • Morning sessions from    9:00am – 12:00pm ; or
          • Afternoon sessions from 1:00pm – 4:00pm; or
          • Evening sessions from      5:00pm – 8:00pm

Course component 2 (eLearning) – Self-paced interactive eLearning module (Online)


A self-paced eLearning module (takes 10 hours to complete), comprising of learning and assessment tasks.

Course component 3 (On-campus simulated assessment) – Simulated environment assessment tasks (conducted in person either on-campus or at-location)

Please ensure your e-learning is completed prior to this workshop

Session times:

          • Morning session from 9:00am – 1:00pm; or
          • Afternoon session from 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Course component 4 (Workplace practical assessment)


Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


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Assist clients with medication

Course Code:

Study Mode:
eLearning (self-paced) & on-campus (day) and Workplace assessment

Course Length
eLearning prework (approx. 10 hours), plus 1 x on-campus session (9:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm)

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Monday, 7th Nov 2022

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Highton
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Vacancies: 11

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