Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set


This skill set reflects the skill requirements to provide support a person to self-administer medication. This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.

Who is this for?

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to study the Assist with Medication Skills Set applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age and possess sound written and oral English language skills. All applicants will be required to complete an induction including a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

  • Currently working in Disability/Aged Care Support role where you directly assist people to take medication.

Units of Study

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    Skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
    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 skills set will be run over 8 weeks for existing workers with a blend of face-face, Work based Instruction and Assessment, Practical Workshops and self-paced activities.

This course will be run as follows:

  • Weekly face to face/ practical workshops (3 hours per week)

  • Workplace Instruction and Assessment

  • Self-study will be done using learner guides and booklets/online materials monitored through face to face classes.


Assessment that you will undertake to complete your course may include:

  1. Online Quiz

  2. Simulated in-class observations/assessment

  3. Work Based Observations

  4. Open Book Exam

Important Information about Assessments:

To be deemed competent in this skill set candidates must provide assistance with medication:

  1. to at least 5 different clients according to their care plans

  2. with at least 5 different types of medications

  3. used at least 3 different modes of administration

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning for any learning gained through previous employment or study. You may also apply for any credit transfer on units already completed. Please discuss this further by contacting us on 1300 404 514.

How To Apply

  1. Check your eligibility listed under Entry Requirements.

  2. Request an Enrolment Form and Student Handbook Pack by contacting SET2LEARN on 1300 404 514.

  3. Read the information in your pack carefully and assess your suitability for the course. Feel free to ring us directly with any enquiries you may have.

  4. Set up your Unique Student Identifier (your pack explains what this is and how to set it up).

  5. Complete and send in your Enrolment Forms and Proof of Citizenship Status to SET2LEARN.

  6. All learners will be asked to participate in a Pre-Training Review and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment or alternatively provide a copy of a Certificate or Statement of Attainment for a Certificate IV qualification or higher. This is to ensure we meet your needs as a learner and you are suitable for the course.

  7. Receive notification of the outcome and confirmation of fees if you are accepted.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

Full fee for service:  $399

A $99 per person deposit is required upon commencement and the balance can be paid by regular fortnightly instalments.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for further information on payments policy.

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