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Assist Clients with Medication


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Skill Set Overview

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication.

Units included in Skill Set:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 

Course Dates

16 May & 12 September 2023. 

Course dates to be confirmed and minimum numbers apply.


At the successful completion of this unit, you will receive a nationally recognised CHCSS00070 – Assist clients with Medication Statement of Attainment.

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Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care Service Employee
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant with
  • Endorsements
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse

Units of Competency

HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication.
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems.

Delivery Method


  • 2 days of face-to-face learning and 32 hours of work placement. 


  • 2 days of face-to-face learning and 8 hours of work placement. 
  • Approx 2-6 weeks dependent on work placement requirements.

Course Duration


  • 12 hours face to face class time
  • 32 hours of work placement
  • 36 hours of self directed learning


  • 12 hours online tutorials and simulation
  • 8 hours of written assessment booklets
  • 50 hours of self directed learning

Work Placement

You will be required to complete work placement in a health service environment. Alpine Institute will organise placement within Alpine Health or other Health Services.

Placement will commence following the successful completion of all assessment requirements.



To achieve the qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace.
  • Successfully complete all assessment including WrittenAssessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment.

Entry Requirements

First Nations people, people with a disability, and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This course is open to candidates 18 years of age and over. Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • Certificate III level qualification or currently undertaking training in, individual support, aged care, community care or similar, and will be enrolling to meet job role requirements for personal care workers.
  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 36 months
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Current COVID-19 Vaccination is a requirement. 
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.

Course Fees


Full Rate:   $941.50

Subsidised Standard:  $347.50

Subsidised with Concession:  $149.50

  • Course Fees include all materials and resources.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.
  • HLTAAP002 Recognise health body systems unit of competency credit transfer will incur no tuition fee cost. Refer to the Fee Schedule for further information. 
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives. Visit: 
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
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