If you work in the health or community care sector, this online professional development program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to assist clients with their medication needs.
The Certificate of Client Medication Assistance will show you how to provide assistance with medication in response to an assessed need identified by the client or their substitute decision-maker. You will learn how to assist with medications in accordance with the health, support, and care plan, and in line with jurisdictional requirements, under the direction of nursing staff.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to facilitate and administer medication under supervision to a client in an aged care facility, home or community care setting.
Unit 1 - Assist clients with medication
Prepare medication for distribution
Authority to administer medications
Delivery to client
Infection prevention and control
Verify client details
Prepare client for medication
Administering medication and rules
Timing of medication
Dose administration aids
Ingestion and effects
Recording medication administration
Reactions to medications
Changes in client needs
Unit 2 - Administer and monitor medications
Time management issues
Drugs and poison schedules
Delegated medication administration
Support worker roles
Dose Administration Aids (DAA)
Functions of prescribed medication
Explanation to client
Client observations after ingestion
Disposal of sharps and unused medication
Accurate medication information
Acute and adverse reactions
Hypersensitivity reaction (HSR)
Contaminated or expired medication
Storage of medication
Disinfection and sterilisation
Care plans and treatment sheets
Medical chart storage
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.