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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

young female worker assisting older man to take his medication

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

Contact Alpine Institute on 03 5751 9400 for course dates. Minimum numbers apply.


At the successful completion of this unit, you will receive a nationally recognised CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set 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

This course is delivered by a combination of online weekly tutorials, face-to-face learning and work placement. 


Course Duration

The duration of this course on average will be completed over eight weeks


•    6 hours online tutorials
•    3 hours face to face / SIM
•    32 hours of work placement
•    39 hours of self directed learning


•    6 hours online tutorials
•    3 hours face to face / SIM
•    8 hours of work placement
•    53 hours of self directed learning


To achieve the qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace.
  • Successfully complete all assessments including written assessments, case studies, simulation/observation, online quizzes 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. This includes COVID-19 Vaccinations.
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to enrolment.

Course Fees

Full Skill Set

  • Full Rate:   $991.50
  • Subsidised Standard:  $397.50
  • Subsidised with Concession:  $199.50

If HLTAAP001 is a Credit Transfer then HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set costs are:

  • Full Rate $598.80
  • Subsidised Standard $282.00
  • Subsidised with Concession $176.40


  • Course Fees include all materials and resources.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $150.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.
  • HLTAAP001 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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Alpine Institute

30 O'Donnell Avenue

Myrtleford VIC 3737

t 03 5751 9400

E [email protected]

Alpine Health acknowledges the many Traditional Owners of the Alpine region and their connection to the mountains, rivers and valleys. We pay our respect to these groups, their history and culture, and their Elders past and present.

We strive to create a health service and a community that is respectful and inclusive for people of all backgrounds, cultures, genders and abilities.