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Course Name

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Course Cost


Course Delivery

Blended - Self-paced, online learning + in person training and assessment

Course Duration​

3 Hours (In person training + Assessment)

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Also Known as

Medication Administration Course

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Medication Administration Course

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication provides Tasmania’s prospective healthcare workers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide patients medication, complete medication documentation and support clients in self-administering their medication.

By completing this course students will learn a variety of critical skills needed for medication administration which includes checking care plans, ensuring the proper medication is administered , and using, cleaning, and storing  medication equipment. Not to mention, participants will also gain insight into the incredible levels of compassion and dignity required to work in the healthcare industry.

This  course is perfect for anyone who is looking to enter the healthcare industry in Tasmania. Healthcare professionals seeking professional development opportunities, NDIS providers or carers, or disability workers will also find completing this medication administration course to be a huge boon for their career. 

This comprehensive  training received during this medication administration will help you in applying for entry level positions across various health care services, community services, personal caregiver roles, and enrolled or registered nurse positions.

At First Aid Courses Tasmania, the course for HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication is provided via a mix of online and in-person  training. Enrol today to start learning crucial skills for medication administration.

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Medication Administration Course Overview:

For $249, our medication administration course is designed to be as comprehensive as possible so students can leave with the essential skills, practical experiences, and in-depth knowledge required to handle medication and administer it to clients correctly, effectively and safely.

Through a blend of self-paced at-home learning and in-person training you’ll learn skills for addressing medical errors, preventing and controlling infections, the requirements of medication documentation, the use and cleaning of medication equipment such as a webster pack, and much more.

Career Opportunities

First Aid Courses Tasmania is a registered training organisation. This means that upon the successful completion of your medication administration course you’ll be qualified to receive the nationally recognised certification – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

You can expect to receive your medication administration certificate within 24 hours after your completion of  the in-person practical training component.

From that point on you’ll be in an terrific position to start your healthcare career in any of the following entry-level roles:

  • Healthcare services
  • Disability services
  • NDIS services
  • Community services
  • Enrolled or registered nurse
  • Personal caregiver

What You’ll Learn:

During your medication administration course studies and training you’ll acquire vital knowledge from the self paced learning module. In the practical medication administration training component you’ll learn the crucial real-world skills to safely administer medication followed by a competency assessment to prove your new skills at the completion of your course.  

Among the new knowledge and experience you’ll have acquired at the completion of your course, you will be able to:

  • Understand your responsibilities, including regulations and any organisational guidelines behind safely administering medication to clients.
  • Prepare the administration of medication by complying with infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Understand various medication terminologies, shorthand terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.
  • Be conscious of the different types of medications and the different handling and administration techniques behind each.
  • Instruct and support clients in self-administering medication.
  • Complete medication documentation and records including but not limited to a medication log.
  • Safely use medication facilities and a variety of medication equipment.
  • Manage medication schedules to ensure correct dosages are taken at correct times, by the correct person, and in the correct manner
  • Comply with Workplace health and safety.
  • Safely and correctly store medications when not in use and replenish stock when needed
  • Establish a medication agreement with clients.
  • Handle medication contingencies such as out of date medication or adverse patient reactions by appropriately recording, reporting, and responding to the event.
  • Understand your clients’ specific medication needs, and recognise any behavioural or physical changes which could impact how their medication affects them.
  • Carry out your duties with confidence, care, and compassion.
  • Understand the 7 rights of medication administration
  • Hygienically dispose of medication waste, and clean and store medication equipment.

Course Delivery

The medication administration course is delivered through a blended theory and practical training conducted across self-paced online learning followed by three hours of in-person practical sessions. Depending on how fast you complete the online learning, you can basically complete your course in one day. But ultimately how long it takes will be up to you.

The in-person portion of your medication administration training can take place at one the following locations:

Course Fees

The medication administration course consists of a single upfront payment of $249.

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Entry Requirements

There are no previous academic requirements for students to attend a medication administration course. At the minimum, all attendees must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills, and the physical capacity to interact with clients and provide them with medication, operate medication equipment and to store said equipment correctly after use.

Attendees will also need a device with an internet connection to complete their at-home eLearning and theoretical portions of the medication administration training.

Same Day Certification

Those who successfully complete our medication administration training course will receive a same day certification. While they can expect to receive the actual, physical certificate within only 24 hours, they will still be qualified to utilise what they’ve learned immediately. 

The instant validation of skills increases our students’ confidence in their new knowledge, not to mention their future employer’s confidence too. It also means students are able to apply for jobs in healthcare or progress in their career as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon the completion of this course you’ll be able to safely provide medication to clients or assist them in self-administering medication, complete medication documentation, and store and dispose of medication and related equipment correctly.

While the self-paced theoretical portion of this course is completed online from the comfort of your home, the mandatory practical component must be completed in person with a trainer.

The in-person practical training element takes three hours to complete. However, the online portion is self-paced and can be completed at your own leisure.

With this qualification you’ll be open to join entry-level healthcare positions such as healthcare services, community services, NDIS services, an enrolled or registered nurse, or even a personal caregiver.

As a nationally recognised qualification, HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication can be used anywhere in Australia.

No, there’s no previous academic or practical experience required to apply for this qualification

Medication administration and first aid are separate disciplines, and so first aid training is not included as part of this course. However, obtaining a first aid qualification as well will afford you the best and widest range of opportunities if you are looking to begin a career in healthcare.

Yes. While this course is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in the healthcare industry, it also offers the potential for personal and professional advancement for those who are already employed in this field. Check with your employer, as it may satisfy any professional development activities in your workplace.