HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication | Short Course

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About this qualification

Course code: HLTHPS006

This course is recommended for people who prepare and provide medication assistance or support to clients who self-administer medication.

The skills are applied in accordance with legislation, regulation, government policy and industry guidelines

This unit may be used as a credit towards other qualifications in the health or community sector


Entry/eligibility requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills; and
  • Provide proof of identity

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide:

  • Current National Police Clearance

Students must be able to follow and recall instructions and information provided by the trainer in English in order to complete all the required course activities for assessment. 

The unit of competency standards requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. 

Due to the potential risk to health and safety, any worker who does not have the physical ability to meet the competencies standards of assessment will not be issued a Statement of Attainment.



ALTI ensures all AQF qualifications, statements of attainment, and transcripts of results are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Duration, learning method and assessment

  • Duration: 8-hour face-to-face workshop, plus 1-hour workplace observation (we can organise at one of our Residential Care facilities.  
  • Learning method: Face-to-face workshop, including on-course assessment consisting of written and verbal questioning, workplace practical skills observation
  • Assessment: On-site practical assessment.

Units of competency

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication



After completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Prepare and support clients with administration of medication
  • Complete medication administration records according to organisation procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Document and address all inconsistencies according to organisation guidelines and procedures
  • Complete medication distribution and documentation
  • Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
  • Confirm that equipment and all forms of medication to be administered are complete, ready for distribution and up to date
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Establish scope of own ability to provide assistance with medication according to organisation guidelines and jurisdictional regulatory requirements
  • Check individual client medications according to organisation procedures

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You might already possess some of the skills or knowledge being assessed on this course. If so, you may not be required to complete one or more of the units of competency. You first need to apply to have your knowledge and skills assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This must be done when you enrol in the course.

To find out more about ALTI’s RPL process, please contact our Student Support Officer on 1300 492 703.


$250 incl. GST

Please call 1300 492 703 to book or if you have any further queries.

Alternatively, you can email us at training@amanaliving.com.au

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