Health & Nursing Courses

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication


8 hours +

Online | Blended

Domestic Students
International Students
1 0
Ongoing intakes


This short course is designed for support workers who require the skills and knowledge required to prepare and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation. This short course also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. It is best suited to support workers who are employed or who are otherwise able to demonstrate competency in a suitable workplace.


  • Prepare to assist with medication
  • Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
  • Support clients with administration of medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and documentation

Enrolment Options

Participants select one of two convenient enrolment options:

Option 1:  Participants complete our online course and receive a Certificate of Completion.  This option does not require completion of the Workplace Observation assessment and is ideal for those seeking a professional development course without the nationally recognised unit of competency.

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Option 2:  Participants complete a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medications.  This option requires participants to complete all assessment requirements.  Participants seeking a Statement of Attainment must have access to a suitably qualified workplace supervisor  (i.e. Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse) who will verify competency prior to completing the short course.

The short course is offered online on our Open Learning course site or in a blended campus delivery mode.  In the blended delivery mode, participants complete theoretical knowledge in a self-paced mode, followed by 8 hours of clinical simulation and practice and an assessment with our qualified Assessor in your workplace.

Click here to enrol in the nationally recognised short course.

Subsidised Cost (for eligible South Australians): AUD $75 | General Cost: AUD$445

The skills in this unit are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Subsidised Training

Are you eligible for subsidised training?  South Australian residents may be eligible for training subsidised by the Government of South Australia.  Check your eligibility using the Government of South Australia’s Skills Finder or contact us here.

Please note: Participants enrolling in subsidised training will be required to meet language, literacy and numeracy assessment requirements prior to commencing.

Subsidy available


Traineeship available


Entry Requirements

This short course is best suited to support workers who are employed or who are otherwise able to demonstrate competency in a suitable workplace.

Participants must have access to a computer and internet access to complete this short course.

Domestic Study Mode

Online | Blended

Domestic VET Student Loans Eligible