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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.

Students must be currently employed in the Community Services or Health Services industry.

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 simulated assessment and work integrated learning.

Every student is required to attend work integrated learning at their place of employment to be deemed competent in the workplace.

Course Details

Course Type Skill set
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $940.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $470.00 (2023)
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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 or health 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

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

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

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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

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community or health services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication.

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Domestic 2023 Availabilities

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