Gain nationally accredited skills in order to safely administer medication to clients in a range of health care settings.
Facilitated by a Registered Nurse, the HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication unit of competency will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively assist clients with medication.
For existing workers:
- Disability Support Worker
- Aged Care Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Personal Care Worker
- Respite Care Worker
Job Trainer Fund
The Australian and Queensland Governments are providing joint funding to deliver additional training places in accredited short courses and qualifications to Queensland job seekers, school leavers and young people. This funding will provide the skills need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities as Queensland’s economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
From 1 October 2021, a new focus of the JobTrainer Fund is provision of aged care, childcare, disability care and digital skills.
The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers.
Can I enrol in more than one short course or qualification?
Under JobTrainer you may only complete one qualification, but you can enrol in multiple short courses. You also can’t enrol in more than one short course or qualification at a time.
And if you have previously completed a qualification you may still be eligible to enrol in a JobTrainer short course or qualification, as JobTrainer is about offering people a chance to retrain and gain new skills and qualifications.
Am I eligible to undertake training?
To be eligible to enrol in a short course or qualification funded under JobTrainer you must:
- permanently reside in Queensland, and
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen, and
- have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled), and
- not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses), and
- not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund, and
- either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person.
For more information on the JobTrainer fund visit:
Full fee $250
Job Trainer $0
Government Funding Available
Flexible Delivery Options
Study with Industry Experts
Whether you are looking to upskill or gain recognised training for employment opportunities, this course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively assist clients with medication.
Students will learn how to prepare for and provide medication assistance, complete medication documentation and support clients to self-administer 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.
To achieve the HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication unit of competency you must meet all the requirements of the unit.
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
There must be evidence that the candidate has:
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
AND consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication, including:
∙ checked the care plan and confirming details
∙ 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 organisation procedures completed accurate documentation
There are no formal entry requirements for this course however this is an accredited unit for existing workers in the community services and health industry who are assisting clients with medication.
Akadia Training does require that you complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) assessment to determine your ability to successfully complete your training. If you believe you may experience difficulties with any aspect of LLN assessment, please talk to us and we will be able to help you.
Course Delivery | Duration
The HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication unit of competency consists of a theory component which can be completed face-to-face or online and a practical assessment and observation.
Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.
Higher Level Skills Program
Funded by the Queensland Government the Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. To access the Higher Level Skills program funding for the HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication unit students must enrol in CHCSS00070 Assist clients with medication skillset. This priority skillset includes the following units:
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication
If students have completed HLTHPS001 – Recognise healthy body systems as a part of their Certificate III in Individual Support then this will be recognised via a credit transfer.
Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the CHCSS00070 Assist Clients with Medication skillset under the Higher Level Skills Program.
For more information on the Higher Level Skills Program visit: