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The course applies to individuals working in the health and community services sectors such as Aged Care Workers, Community Care Workers Disability Support Workers, Personal Care Workers and Respite Care Workers who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication and complete medication documentation, according to the relevant Federal and state/territory legislation, regulations, codes or practice and workplace policies and procedures. This course also applies to individuals who need to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology as well as work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

Students will also develop an understanding of the various forms of medication, the different modes medication can be administered as well as the characteristics of several commonly used medications, including both prescribed and over the counter medication.  In addition, students will assist with providing medication using at least five (5) different types of medications and at least three (3) different modes of administration as well as complete medication documentation.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recommends Medication Management training is refreshed annually to stay current with policies, procedures and techniques.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 16 Hours
Online with face-to-face assessment Face to Face contact time of at least 2 Hours

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • ability to work with basic information about the human body and use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology
  • Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills
  • Numeracy skills to calculate and check correct dosage of medication, expiry dates and client information including basic calculations of ratios and volume
  • Reading skills to correctly check and interpret client information and dosage instructions
  • Language skills to appropriately greet and converse with clients to explain medication requirements and obtain client consent

Online study options: students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online studies.

The Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment delivery mode includes video assessment questions. Occasionally the student will be required to make a video of themselves, either verbally explaining or demonstrating the required assessment outcome. If you do not wish to complete video assessment questions, please consider an alternative mode of delivery (for e.g. a full face to face course).


Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.


Please note: The Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment delivery mode includes video assessment questions. Occasionally the student will be required to make a video of themselves, either verbally explaining or demonstrating the required assessment outcome. If you do not wish to complete video assessment questions, please consider an alternative mode of delivery (for e.g. a blended or full face to face course).

The units have the following recommended renewal periods:
Unit Period
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems Not applicable
HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication Not applicable

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks:

  • Name the body systems
  • Name the organs/components
  • Matching body system functions & common conditions/diseases
  • Interrelationships between body systems

 Practical scenarios: 

  • Scenario 1 – Provide assistance with medication – Asthma
  • Scenario 2 – Provide assistance with medication – Anaphylaxis
  • Scenario 3 – Provide assistance with medication – PRN Liquid Paracetamol
  • Scenario 4 – Provide assistance with medication – Eye Drops
  • Scenario 5 – Provide assistance with medication – Tablets

Documentation:

  • Incident Report Forms
  • Medication Administration Forms

Case studies - The student must use the information presented in the case study and complete all related assessment questions

Theory assessment -   A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909