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Medication Administration Course

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication​

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Course Snapshot: Medication Administration


HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication


Price: From $249

Delivery Method

Online + 3 Hour In Person


No previous qualifications necessary

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

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

By completing this course you’ll learn a range of important skills in medication administration, including how to check care plans, how to ensure the right medication is given, and how to use and clean medication equipment. Not to mention, participants will also experience the incredible levels of compassion and dignity required to work in the healthcare industry.

This is the perfect course for anyone who is looking to enter the healthcare industry. Healthcare professionals seeking professional development opportunities, NDIS providers or carers, or disability workers will also benefit from completing this medication administration course. 

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

At First Aid Pro, HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication is offered as a blended delivery course with a mix of online and hands-on training. Enrol today to start learning crucial skills for medication administration.

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Medication Administration Course Overview

Our comprehensive medication administration training for support workers equips individuals with the essential skills, practical experiences, and in-depth knowledge required to handle medication and administer it to clients effectively and safely.

Through a blend of at-home and in-person learning you’ll learn how to address medical errors, control infections, the ins and outs of medication documentation, the use and cleaning of medication equipment such as a webster pack, and much more.

Enrol today to enjoy our special introductory pricing of $249!

Career Opportunities

First Aid Pro is a registered training organisation. Upon the successful completion of your medication administration course you’ll receive the nationally recognised certification – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication.

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

From there you’ll be in an excellent position to start in any of the following entry-level roles:

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

What You’ll Learn

Through your medication assistance course you’ll acquire vital knowledge from the self paced online learning. During the practical medication administration training you’ll learn crucial real-world skills to safely administer medication followed by a competency assessment to complete your course.  

Among the new range of skills you’ll have acquired at 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.

Course Delivery

The 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. 

Depending on how quickly you complete the online learning, you can essentially complete your course in a single day. Ultimately how long it takes will be up to you.

Among the new range of skills you’ll have acquired at the completion of your course, you will be able to:

We’re excited to be offering the in-person portion of your medication administration training at the following locations with plans to expand nationwide!

Can’t find a location near you? Contact our team directly to see if we have a course available near you.

Entry Requirements

There are no prior academic requirements necessary to attend a medication administration course. At the minimum, attendees must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills, and the physical capability to interact with clients and provide them with medication, operate medication equipment and to store said equipment correctly after use. Attendees will also require a device with an internet connection to complete the at-home eLearning and theoretical portions of their training.

Same Day Certificates

When you successfully complete our medication administration training you will receive same day certification. While you can expect to receive the actual, physical certificate within a 24 hour period, you’ll be immediately qualified to utilise what you’ve learned.

The immediate validation of your skills increases students’ confidence in their new knowledge. It also means students are able to apply for jobs in healthcare or progress in their career as soon as possible.


Course Fees

We’re celebrating the introduction of our medication administration course with a special offer! With a regular price of $485, for a limited time only we’re offering this course starting from just $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.

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.

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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.

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