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Certificate of Client Medication Assistance


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Assist clients with medication

  • Prepare medication for distribution
  • Authority to administer medications
  • Medication equipment
  • Delivery to client
  • Client understanding
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Verify client details
  • Prepare client for medication
  • Administering medication and rules
  • Timing of medication
  • Dose administration aids
  • Check dosage
  • Client cooperation
  • Injections
  • Ingestion and effects
  • Recording medication administration
  • Observing patients
  • Medication contingencies
  • Reactions to medications
  • Out-of-date medications
  • Changes in client needs
  • Waste disposal
  • Safe storage
  • Medication security
  • Drug groups

Unit 2 - Administer and monitor medications

  • Substance identification
  • Substance incompatibility
  • Time management issues
  • Contraindications
  • Allergies
  • Drugs and poison schedules
  • Delegated medication administration
  • Medication management
  • Support worker roles
  • Dose Administration Aids (DAA)
  • Infection control
  • Medication storage
  • Administration procedures
  • Functions of prescribed medication
  • Drug groups
  • Dosages
  • Medication preparation
  • Client identification
  • Organisation guidelines
  • Explanation to client
  • Side effects
  • Client observations after ingestion
  • Disposal of sharps and unused medication
  • PRN medications
  • Medication documentation
  • Accurate medication information
  • Acute and adverse reactions
  • Hypersensitivity reaction (HSR)
  • Emergency responses
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Pain levels
  • Pain medications
  • Medication contingencies
  • Medication refusal
  • Contaminated or expired medication
  • Storage of medication
  • ACOC symptoms
  • Equipment management
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection and sterilisation
  • Care plans and treatment sheets
  • Privacy
  • Medical chart storage


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

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Professional Development For:-

  • Aged Care Support Workers
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Nurses Aids
  • Best value option
  • Includes 12 months access


  • $150 deposit
  • $25/week
  • No credit checks required