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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.

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CHCSS00070 ASSIST CLIENTS WITH MEDICATION SKILL SET
ONLINE LEARNING, CLASSROOM, WORKPLACE
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

This skill set reflects the skill requirements to provide support a person to self-administer medication and applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

 

Course Duration: 4-5 months

Learners are given 4-5 months to complete all learning and assessments. Classes will be scheduled one per month over the first 2 months.

 

Study Commitment: 10 hours per week

It is anticipated that a learner would need to dedicate 10 hours per week. This time may include:
- Classroom training
- Assessment support sessions (online or in the classroom)
- 1:1 Coaching sessions
- Completing assessments
- Self-directed learning activities
- Self-directed research
- Work placement

 

The units that this skill set covers are:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

  • 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

  • Classroom Training – 3 x 8-hour classroom session. Learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge, and workplace skills will be practiced and placed into context.

    eLearning Modules (HLTHPS006 only) – 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.

    Role Play/ Demonstration Assessment: Following completion of the classroom training sessions, learners are required to return to class to complete any Role Play, Demonstration and/or Practical assessment components not covered in the classroom sessions.

    Self-paced Learning – Learners are encouraged to undertake 10  hours per week of self-paced learning throughout the duration of the course. This time may include classroom training, assessment support sessions (online or in the classroom), 1:1 coaching sessions, completing assessments, self-directed learning activities, self-directed research and workplace assessment.

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

    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.

    RPL

    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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