HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication

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 Content

Includes one (1) unit of competency covering:

  • Legislation, regulation framework, policy and procedures
  • Providing assistance to a client with medication using Webster pack (dose administration aid)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Medication hazards
  • Common terms and abbreviations
  • Forms and effects of common medications
  • Assessments include practical demonstration followed by explanation of the assessment that must be completed in the workplace as per unit requirements.

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RTO No: 51960

  • Duration

    1 day face-to-face and 8-12 hours of onsite assessment

  • Work Placement

    Must be completed in a work place

  • Fee For Service


    The student tuition fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fee.

  • Award

    Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency

  • Funding

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