Gain and develop the skills to assist clients with medication through practical and theoretical training.
1 Day Practical + 1 Day Theory
80 Hours
$250
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This unit provides 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 form the building blocks to achieving full qualifications or nationally recognised certificates.

Assist Clients with Medication

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

This unit covers 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.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace unless state or territory legislation prevents this from occurring with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Enable College students with current enrolment for:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Holders of the following qualifications:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
    or equivalent
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent

In Addition:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of
    course induction
  • Fee for service students
    • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable
      College LLN test
    • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal
      Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)
  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email,
    and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness or
    capability to lift a child aged 0 – 6 years.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service
$250

A $75.00 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

The Nationally Recognised Training

It is recommended for people working, or expecting to work, in various care and support roles in the community services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self‐administer medication.

This course includes following:

  • Storage and handling of medications
  • Self preparation before assisting a client with medication
  • Client preparation before assisting with medication
  • Confirming procedures for medication to be administered
  • Personal hygiene procedures in assisting with medication
  • Duty of care procedures
  • Commonly used medications and terminologies to be aware of
  • Completing the required documentation
  • Appropriate action to take when incidences occur
  • Supervision of Clients during their self administration of medication
  • Possible reactions and side effects from medications
  • Assist/support medication administration according to prescription/instructions
  • The Rs (rights) of medication such as correct person, dose, route, etc
  • Complying with organisation’s procedures and procedures for handling the range of issues/ contingencies which may arise
  • Polypharmacy issues
  • Completing medication distribution and documentation.

Recognition of prior learning
RPL fees are $200.00


A combination of the following to suit the individual;

  • In-class –face to face delivery where a facilitator assists students in the learning process for some units & practical sessions.
  • Blended/Distance learning –- uses computer technologies and the internet
    • Students will need access to a computer and the internet and have intermediate computing skills
  • Study on Campus
  • Study Online

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