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CHCSS00070

Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

This skill set will give you the essential, entry-level skills you need to safely support a client to self-administer medication in a range of health care settings. 

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Springfield Start date: 14 Nov 2022 Duration: 3 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$45
Subsidised
$130
Full Fee
$545
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Course overview

Develop the essential, entry-level skills you need to safely support a client to self-administer medications. This skill set will prepare you to provide medication assistance in the community services and health care industries.

In this introductory course you'll learn basic information about the human body, how to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy bodily functions, and use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology. You'll also discover how to prepare for and provide medication assistance, complete medication documentation, and support clients to self-administer medication.

Successful completion of this skill set will prepare you to seek work providing medication assistance in a range of community services and health care contexts.

What can I do?

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Direct Support Worker
  • Personal Carer

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Skill sets defined

Sometimes you need skills, but don't need a full qualification. That’s where skill sets can help. A skill set is one or more competencies grouped together to give you the skills and knowledge to perform practical tasks. They can be non-accredited resulting in a statement of participation, or accredited resulting in a statement of attainment.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all units listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTHPS006
    Assist clients with medication
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTHPS006
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist clients with medication
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
14 Nov 2022
3 months
1 day workshop
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $130
  • Full fee: $545
Springfield
02 May 2023
3 months
1 day workshop
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $130
  • Full fee: $545
Springfield
10 Oct 2023
3 months
1 day workshop
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $130
  • Full fee: $545
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
13 Feb 2023
3 months
1 day workshop
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $130
  • Full fee: $545
Toowoomba
31 Jul 2023
3 months
1 day workshop
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $130
  • Full fee: $545

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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set (CHCSS00070)

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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

COURSE CODE: CHCSS00070
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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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.

Selection criteria

The cost of this skill set is covered by the Queensland Government. However, eligibility criteria applies. For you to be eligible, you need to be:

  • a Queensland resident; aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school; is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, and
  • you must be an existing worker in the Community Service and Health industry, this includes parents and unpaid carers of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, and
  • a job seeker, and can provide evidence of access or intent to access the Australian Government’s JobSeeker payment, or a copy of an Australian Government-issued concession card or evidence that I have applied for an Australian Government-issued concession card or
  • a worker who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, experiencing circumstances such as one or more of, but not limited to the following; displacement, loss of income, reduced hours of employment, stand-down or other such circumstance, and if asked, could provide evidence of this.
Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Students must wear neat comfortable clothing with enclosed shoes for the practical sessions.

Need to know

You can only apply for one skill set at a time. Once you have completed you can apply for another. 

During the course you will be required to complete 2 practical face-to-face workshops of 3 hours per workshop.  These workshops will be scheduled throughout the duration of the course and you will be advised when to attend.

You will also be required to complete one day in industry and have a third party report completed in order to meet the workplace assessment requirements.

It is expected that you will complete on average 3 hours per week of self directed learning to meet study and assessment  requirements.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.