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Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Further your community services or health career with this advanced skill set, which will add value to your existing industry qualification.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Direct Support Worker
  • Personal Carer
COURSE OUTCOME

Statement of Attainment - Accredited Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your community services or health career with this additional skill set. This course will add value to your existing qualification, giving you the skills to confidently offer assistance to clients requiring medication. The health and ageing sector is experiencing strong growth. This additional skill set will give you the competitive edge in your career as a personal carer in a range of community, residential and health care settings.

This course covers core ethical and legislative guidelines needed to assist clients with medication and also gives you the knowledge you need to recognise and understand healthy body systems in a health care setting. Our industry-relevant teachers offer one-on-one guidance to help you succeed in your studies no matter what flexible study option you choose.

Successful completion of this skill set will qualify you to assist clients with medication in residential, community and health care settings.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTHPS006
Assist clients with medication
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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

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. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry. Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland