CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

Introduction

Do you want to improve your medical assisting skills?

Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to assist clients with medication in a safe way.

This course is designed for individuals who have a Certificate III or higher in an area that involves providing direct care or support to clients, or who work in various care and support roles in health care settings and want to learn how to assist clients with their medications. It provides you with the opportunity to develop real-world skills that organisations in the health sector are looking for.

You will learn how to adequately assist a person with medicine administration in this three-week (blended delivery) course. Additionally, you’ll learn about

  • Commonly prescribed medicines and their potential side effects.
  • The safe administration of oral drugs, drops, creams, and lotions, as well as how drugs interact with the body’s systems
  • Legislation and guidelines for medication administration in residential, community, and disability settings

This is a concise course offering that can provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and work in diverse health care settings.

Course Start Dates

Course Details

CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set
Amount of Training:  150 hours
Course Delivery : Blended Mode
Campus : Melbourne
IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms
Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

  • Amount of Training is 150 Hours
  • Blended Mode
  • The theory component is provided through a supervised, structured online mode of delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 150 hours, which will include online theory, as per the session plan, simulation training and self-paced structured e-learning.
  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with medication

HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the 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.

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

HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with medication

This unit describes 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 applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

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

This skill set applies to community services and health personnel with the authority to assist with medication. The following roles may entail a diverse set of skills that this course will help them develop:

  • Assistant in Home Care
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Aged Care Service Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Nursing

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be aged 18 years or over
  • Applicants must be employed in an Aged Care, Disability or Health Support setting with a minimum of 6 months experience.
  • In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 2 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

If a candidate believes there would be a disclosable issue on their national police check, a confidential conversation will be required prior to enrolment to determine suitability for work.

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $660 If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

*Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

You can apply online using the “Apply online” link below.

Please Note: You will be required to complete an E-Learning Assessment by the night before you come into face to face training.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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