Assist Clients with Medication

Course Code 3120HLT018
Locations Warrnambool, Hamilton

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Study Mode On Campus, Online, Short Course
Length Six weeks
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Self-paced study over six weeks, with an assessment on campus in the final week
Course Overview

If you are currently working in the aged care or disability sectors, this course will give you the relevant knowledge required to assist clients with medication. You will gain the skills to complete medication documentation and support a client to self-administer medication.

This course applies to current employed workers in the aged care and disability sectors to assist with the administration of medication. Completion of this course does NOT qualify you to be medication-endorsed.

What will I Learn?

  • how to prepare and provide medication assistance
  • how to complete medication documentation
  • handling medication contingencies
  • preparing to assist with medication
  • preparing the client for assistance with administration of medication
  • supporting clients with administration of medication
  • handling medication contingencies
  • how to complete medication distribution and documentation.

Mode of delivery

The course is a self-paced model delivered to industry workers and completed over a six-week scheduled timetable.

On Week six, you will be required to attend the Warrnambool or Hamilton campus for simulated assessment, and the final assessment will be observed in your workplace.

This industry-based training is conducted via nine sessions within a six-week period as follows:

  • Session 1: Induction to SW TAFE Online via Webex with a teacher – two hours
  • Session 2: Prepare to assist with medication via online self-directed learning –
    six hours
  • Session 3: Prepare the client for assistance with medication via online self-directed learning – six hours
  • Session 4: Support clients with administration of medication via online self-directed learning – six hours
  • Session 5: Handle medication contingencies via online self-directed learning – six hours
  • Session 6: Complete medication distribution and documentation via online self-directed learning – six hours
  • Session 7: Demonstration of the application of medications on campus (location to be confirmed) – two hours
  • Session 8: Simulated assessment delivering medications to clients on campus (location to be confirmed) – one hour
  • Session 9: Observation of applied skills in the workplace conducted at the student’s current workplace (time to be confirmed) – one hour.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for this course.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You must be employed within residential aged care or the disability sector, and will be required to undertake written assessments, as well as observations within your workplace.

For this course, you will need to:

  • provide photo ID to the trainer on the first day of the course
  • have access to a computer and internet for online learning.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After booking

Once you have booked your place in a short course, you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course, and instructions on the next steps of your enrolment process. A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you at the time of purchase. 

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Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online. This evaluation helps us ensure you receive any necessary support to achieve a successful outcome for your course. Failure to complete will incur a $20 administration fee for a booking cancellation or transfer.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

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Course Fees $240.00
No concession or government funding applies
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book for a short course

There are four simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Get ready – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course from the short course team. The email will also include the next steps with links to complete a pre-training review and to create a unique student identifier. You will need to follow the links to complete the pre-training review and create or confirm your unique student identifier. Your enrolment form will also be attached in this email.
  3. Enrol – upon completion of the pre-training review, you need to sign and return your enrolment form including your unique student identifier number and photo ID. We will then process your enrolment in the short course.
  4. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion of the short course, you will be sent a Statement of Attainment for the accredited units completed within 30 days.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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