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Learn how to assist clients with medication

Learn the skills and knowledge required to prepare 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.

To be awarded HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication, a student must successfully complete a total of one (1) unit of competency, consisting of:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Learners will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for all successfully completed units.

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

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Zoom video conferencing software.

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

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

Fee For Service
$AUD 317.50 (incl. GST)

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

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

Course component 1 (Virtual) – Interactive induction session. Study virtually with an 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 (online).
This eLearning module takes approximately ten (10) hours to complete and comprises of learning and assessment tasks.

Course component 3 (On-campus) – Simulated environment assessment tasks conducted in person either on-campus or at-location.
Your e-learning must be completed prior to this workshop.
Session times:

  • Morning session from 9:00am – 3:00pm, or
  • Afternoon session from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Course component 4 (Workplace practical assessment)

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. You can find out more about the application process.

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Assist clients with medication

Course Code:

Study Mode:
Blended - Virtual, eLearning and face-to-face

Course Length
1 virtual session (day or night) via Zoom video conferencing + eLearning + 1 on-campus session + workplace assessments.