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Assist clients with medication

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Course Description and Application

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance to a variety of clients and to support a client to self-administer their medication using the relevant mode of administration.  It also involves reading, understanding and accurately completing medication documentation such as care plans and medical charts after administration of 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 are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Although there are no prerequisites for this unit of competency.

It is recommended that the student is currently employed entering into a role requiring them to dispense medication.

The student will also be required to meet the foundation skills when enrolling into this unit of competency.

The target group for this program is typically existing workers within the health care industry who will be expected to administer medication or assist clients with the administration of medication.

Existing workers include:
• Disability Support Worker
• Aged Care Worker
• Community Care Worker
• Personal Care Worker
• Respite Care Worker

After completing this course students can administer medication in the following settings:
• Healthcare services
• Disability services
• NDIS services
• Community services
• Enrolled or registered nurse
• Personal caregiver

This course is delivered as a standalone unit of competency.
Sample Timetable:

Unit/s of competency Hours Delivery mode
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with Medication Day 1 of 2
7.5 1 x full day workshop (Face to Face or Virtual)
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with Medication Day 2 of 2
7.5 1 x full day workshop (Face to Face)
Access to assessor and LLN support (not mandatory)
2 MS Teams
Student Support

Applicants’ LLN needs are informally assessed during the enrolment process by RTO staff. It is a requirement that you can understand spoken and written English and perform basic mathematics.

You are required to be:
• currently employed or entering into a role requiring you to administer medications to calculate and check correct dosage of medication, expiry dates and client information. This includes basic calculations of ratios and volume.
• to correctly check and interpret client information and dosage instructions LLN Test is conducted a the pre enrolment stage of the student’s enrolment.

Where a student has completed another VET or Higher Education course or equivalent to year 10 or 12 at school, they will not be required to complete this test. Should you require support, MediLearn can assist in identifying the appropriate support service as
well as organising access to such services. Services referred to may include but are not limited to language, literacy and numeracy or counselling. It should be noted that such services may attract an additional fee to be paid to the service provider. Such fees are the responsibility of the Student.

Should you or your trainer/assessor identify that you require any additional support, to be provided by MediLearn we will work with you to develop an Individual Support plan to ensure that we can provide the required support required.


At the end of this program student will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of Competency.

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Medilearn does not engage with any third parties for the delivery and assessment of this course and does not guarantee that a student will successful complete this course or particular employment outcomes.

During this course you will gain the skills and knowledge to:

1. Prepare to assist with medication
2. Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
3. Support clients with administration of medication
4. Handle medication contingencies
5. Complete medication distribution and documentation

You will be given two week access of the online portal after the end date of your course. For further information relating to logging into the Student Login contact the Medilearn Communication and Training Coordinator or send an email to Include your full name and contact number in your email.

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