CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

This course is best suited 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.





Entry Requirements

  • Be the minimum age of 18 years old
  • Be employed in the Health and Community Services Sector
  • Be proficient in the English language, with a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills including: 1) Numeracy –to calculate and check correct dosage of medication, expiry dates and client information. This includes basic calculations of ratios and volume; and 2) Reading – to correctly check and interpret client information and dosage instructions.
  • Have access to internet, webcam, email and MS Word, Adobe software and computer no older than 5 years
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Have access in the workplace of use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including: 1) Placebo medication, administration equipment, charts and documentation; and 2) Individualised plan

Career Opportunities

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.

Training and Assessment Strategy

Classroom Training – 4 x 8-hour classroom session. Learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge, and workplace skills will be practiced and placed into context.

eLearning Modules – Learners are required to complete five eLearning modules online, approximately 16 hours duration including formative assessment e.g.: short quizzes. Note: Learners are instructed to complete online learning modules before attending classroom sessions for this unit.

Assessment Support Sessions – Assessment support sessions will be offered to support learners in the completion of their assessments. Learners will be invited to attend either face to face sessions or online support sessions.

Coaching Sessions – 1:1 Assessment Support sessions are scheduled, as required with up to 1 x1 hour session per learner over the duration of the course.

Workplace Observation – The Trainer/Assessor schedules a visit to each learner at their work placement location, where practical demonstration is observed and assessed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer


Students who believe they are already competent in parts of the course may apply for RPL. An application for RPL may only be made after enrolment and must be made using the RPL Application Form that will be provided. RPL is a form of assessment and requires the same application of the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence which are applied in any form of competency-based assessment.

Credit Transfer

Students who have completed units of this course at other registered training organisations will be given a credit transfer on presentation of a verified transcript, award or Statement of Attainment.

If you believe you have relevant prior learning for RPL or Credit Transfer and can gather evidence to support this, please feel free to send us a message to discuss this with our team.

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