HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Course Entry Requirements:

The Training Package for this unit requires a student to be physically able to assist clients with medication.

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by CAS Training Services.

Course Delivery:

The full course requires 14 hours of face-to-face training and assessment


Onsite training is available at your venue.

Student Handbook:

The student handbook Can be found HERE

Theory Assessment Requirements:

Completing 10 questions detailing the knowledge from the Training Package
Completing 8 written tables detailing the knowledge of medications

Practical Assessment Requirements:

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

To complete the practical skills, you will be assessed on performing medication scenario and task demonstrations for:

– Prepare to assist with medication
– Support client with administration of medication
– Handle medication contingencies
– Clean up, dispose of waste and store medication
– Provide assistance with medication – uncooperative client
– Provide assistance with medication – adverse reaction
– Provide assistance with medication – with clients in the workplace
– Complete an incident report form
– Complete and follow a care plan for medication

Course requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.

Course Outcome & Renewal:

On successful completion of this nationally recognised training you will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with medication

It is recommended that this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards.

Course Fees and Payments   – $500.00 per person

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