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CHCSS00070 - Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

Course Details

Course Summary

The Medication Assistance Skill Set combines two very practical accredited units, Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001) and Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006) delivered by CQUniversity Health Professionals. With Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001) you will learn to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006) focuses on your ability to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.

This is a concise course offering that can provide an opportunity for you to upskill and work in diverse health care settings.

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

Students are required to complete the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment. Every student is required to attend a minimum 40 hours vocational placement as scheduled by CQuniversity in conjunction with the school.

All students will need to comply with the Compulsory Pre-Placement Requirements and relevant cut off dates to be eligible for vocational placement.

Course Details

Course Type Skill set
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Short Course

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 2 core units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

12 weeks

  • Mixed Mode
Required Units
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Details
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication More Information Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
2 HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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