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Course Name

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Course Delivery

Blended – Self-paced online learning + in-person, practice training and assessment

Course Duration

3 Hours Face-to-Face training session

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Course Cost


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Medication Administration Course

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication gives students the skills and knowledge they need in order to provide their patients medication, complete medication documentation and support clients self-administer medication.

When you complete this course you’ll unlock a range of skills essential to medication administration, which includes how to check care plans, how to ensure the right medication is given, and how to use and clean medication equipment. Not to mention, students will also experience the incredible levels of compassion and dignity required to work in the healthcare industry.

This is the ideal course for anyone who is considering entering the healthcare industry. Healthcare professionals who are looking for professional development opportunities, NDIS providers or carers, or disability workers will also find  completing this medication administration course immensely beneficial. 

This comprehensive medication administration training will help individuals in applying for entry level positions in healthcare services, community services, personal caregiver roles, and as enrolled or registered nurses.

At First Aid Course Melbourne, HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication is offered via a blended delivery mode with a mix of online and hands-on training elements. Enrol today to start learning skills needed for medication administration.

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Medication Administration Course Overview

For a fee of $249, our comprehensive medication administration course can equip you with the essential skills, practical experience, and comprehensive knowledge that you need in order to handle medication and to administer it to clients effectively and safely.

Through a blend of at-home and in-person learning sessions, you’ll learn how to identify and respond to medical errors, control infections, complete medication documentation, how to use and medication equipment such as a webster pack, and much, much more.

Career Opportunities

First Aid Course Melbourne is a registered training organisation. Upon successfully completing your medication administration course you’ll be awarded with a nationally recognised certification – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication.

You can expect to receive your medication administration certificate within 24 hours of your completion of the in-person practical training.

From here you’ll be in an unparalleled position to work in any of the following entry-level jobs:

  • Healthcare services
  • Disability services
  • NDIS services
  • Community services
  • Enrolled or registered nurse
  • Personal caregiver

What You’ll Learn From Medication Administration Training

Across the duration of your medication administration course training, you’ll receive crucial knowledge from your self-paced online learning. During the practical medication administration training you’ll learn the vital skills needed to safely administer medication, proven through a competency assessment to complete your course.  

Among the new skills you will have gained the completion of your course, you will be able to:

  • Understand your responsibilities, including regulations and any organisational guidelines behind safely administering medication to clients.
  • Prepare the administration of medication by complying with infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Understand various medication terminologies, shorthand terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.
  • Be conscious of the different types of medications and the different handling and administration techniques behind each.
  • Instruct and support clients in self-administering medication.
  • Complete medication documentation and records including but not limited to a medication log.
  • Safely use medication facilities and a variety of medication equipment.
  • Manage medication schedules to ensure correct dosages are taken at correct times, by the correct person, and in the correct manner
  • Comply with Workplace health and safety.
  • Safely and correctly store medications when not in use and replenish stock when needed
  • Establish a medication agreement with clients.
  • Handle medication contingencies such as out of date medication or adverse patient reactions by appropriately recording, reporting, and responding to the event.
  • Understand your clients’ specific medication needs, and recognise any behavioural or physical changes which could impact how their medication affects them.
  • Carry out your duties with confidence, care, and compassion.
  • Understand the 7 rights of medication administration
  • Hygienically dispose of medication waste, and clean and store medication equipment.
Webster Pack - Medication Administration Training

Course Delivery

Our medication administration course is delivered through a blend of theory and practice conducted across self-paced online learning followed by three hours of in-person practical training from our classroom in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Depending on how quickly you are able to finish your online learning, you can effectively complete your studies in only a single day. Ultimately, how long the course takes is up to you and your abilities.

The in-person component of your medication administration training takes place at our Melbourne CBD location: 

Entry Requirements:

There are no academic requirements necessary to enrol in a medication administration course. At the very minimum, our students must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills, and the physical capacity to interact with their clients to provide them with medication, operate medication equipment and to properly store medication equipment after use.

Students will require a computer, laptop, tablet, or any other device with an internet connection in order to complete their at-home eLearning and the theoretical portion of their training.

Course Fees

Our medication administration course consists of a single upfront payment of $249.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Upon the completion of this course you’ll be able to safely provide medication to clients or assist them in self-administering medication, complete medication documentation, and store and dispose of medication and related equipment correctly.

While the self-paced theoretical portion of this course is completed online from the comfort of your home, the mandatory practical component must be completed in person with a trainer at one of our Melbourne training venues.

The in-person practical training element takes three hours to complete. However, the online portion is self-paced and can be completed at your own leisure.

With this qualification you’ll be open to join entry-level healthcare positions such as healthcare services, community services, NDIS services, an enrolled or registered nurse, or even a personal caregiver.

As a nationally recognised qualification, HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication can be used anywhere in Australia.

No, there’s no previous academic or practical experience required to apply for this qualification.

Medication administration and first aid are separate disciplines, and so first aid training is not included as part of this course. However, obtaining a first aid qualification as well will afford you the best and widest range of opportunities if you are looking to begin a career in healthcare. Browse our first aid courses here.

Yes. While this course is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in the healthcare industry, it also offers the potential for personal and professional advancement for those who are already employed in this field. Check with your employer, as it may satisfy any professional development activities in your workplace.