Assist Clients with Medication

Learn to provide medication support.

Assisting clients with medication is an important aspect of many community service roles, including support workers, and carers. Our accredited and nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication course is specifically designed for the community services sector and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication

After completing this nationally accredited unit, you will be able to administer and assist clients with medication under both state and federal government guidelines. Adding this skill to your toolkit will enhance your ability to deliver comprehensive care and could expand your employment prospects.

Why study with Breakthru College?

Courses at Breakthru College are delivered by highly qualified and experienced professionals who actively work in the community services sector. Our trainers practice what they teach and stay up to date with industry best practice and changes to legal requirements and guidelines.

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Course overview

Accredited Unit


Course Duration

One-day workshop and online theory


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Career Opportunities

Disability Support Worker, Aged Care Worker, Community Care Worker, Respite Care Worker.

Key Benefits of the Assist Clients with Medication Course

This unit will teach students the skills and knowledge required to safely assist with medication while following guidelines. This unit will cover the key elements and performance criteria including:

Enhance organisational culture

Understand medication support

Learn to confidently offer medication support, such as administering medications for Asthma, reacting to anaphylaxis, assisting with tablets, and more. Working with clients to facilitate medication administration can be significantly beneficial, aiding health care provision and self-care. 

Respond with compassion

Foster trust and confidence

When you possess the ability to safely assist medication, your clients will have greater confidence in your skills, leading to enhanced trust. This will enable you to provide thorough care that is beneficial for your clients and your community service, while helping you to form strong relationships with those you work with. 

Develop informed communication

Avoid serious consequences

Having the correct knowledge and competencies when working with medications is crucial for positive outcomes and for avoiding serious consequences that may affect your client’s or your health and safety. You will learn to confidently work with incident report forms and medication administration forms

What you will learn during our Assist with Medication course

As a support worker, you may need to assist with various types of medications, such as prescription or over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and topical treatments. These may be used for managing or preventing a range of concerns like chronic health conditions, pain, or mental health issues. To do this, you must understand the many aspects of medication administration to provide high-quality and reliable care. You will discover how to work with and identify contraindications of medication and how different medications interact with each other, while also learning how to appropriately care for clients that have existing or multiple health conditions.

Our comprehensive course covers the elements that are required to be competent to assist a variety of clients with different types of medications including: 

  • Preparing and supporting clients with administration of medication
  • Completing medication administration records according to organisation procedures and regulation requirements
  • Handling medication contingencies including identifying and reporting any concerns or inconsistencies
  • Completing medication distribution and documentation including the disposal of waste, cleaning and storage of equipment, and storage of medication, charts, and care plans


Delivery Methods

This course is delivered as a one-day face-to-face workshop. Students will also be required to complete prerequisite readings and assessments prior to attending the workshop.


Our trainers can deliver the course at your workplace.


We are currently delivering this course in major cities right across Queensland and New South Wales, dependent on trainer availability. If you would like to know more about our upcoming course locations, please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should study Assist with Medication?

Anyone that works with vulnerable people can benefit greatly from enhancing their knowledge and studying Assist with Medication. Students that have studied with Breakthru College find the most benefit when working in the following industries:

  • Aged Care
  • Disability Services
  • Hospitals & Healthcare
  • Allied Health
  • Childcare
  • Youth justice
  • Emergency services
  • Homelessness services
  • Veterans services

Why should I study Assist with Medication?

This Assist with Medication course will allow you to safely assist with medication, improving the level of care you can offer and ensuring greater comfort for vulnerable people. You will also learn about managing risks and contraindications with medication, promoting greater safety and a higher standard of care.

How quickly can I start this course?

The face-to-face workshop timing can vary depending on trainer availability. For more information, please get in touch.

Ready to learn about Assisting with Medication?


We are happy to discuss any questions you have regarding Breakthru College courses. Please contact our friendly team by phone or email or by completing our contact form.

1800 767 212

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