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Prescription Medication

Medication Support

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication

This accredited 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.

Topics include:

Prepare to assist with medication

Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication

Support clients with administration of medication

Handle medication contingencies

Complete medication distribution and documentation

Course Duration:

  • The Assist clients with medication unit of competency consists of a theory component which is usually completed face-to-face with simulations, scenarios, practical assessment and observation.


  • Workplace research and observations of performance (Third Party Report)

Performance Requirements:

provided assistance with medication:

  • to at least 5 different clients according to their care plans

  • with at least 5 different types of medications

  • used at least 3 different modes of administration

consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication, including:

  • checked the care plan

  • checked medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions

  • confirmed client identity

  • calculated correct dosage

  • conducted pre and post administration client checks

  • cleaned equipment and disposed and stored medications according to organisational procedures

  • completed accurate documentation


Statement of Attainment - HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards.

Course Fees:

$225.00 per participant (Minimum 5 Participants)

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