Course Title: Assist clients with medication

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3304

Course Title: Assist clients with medication

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013

Course Contact: Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare you as a care or support worker to assist clients with medication.
You will learn how to physically assist clients with medication or support clients with self medication of both prescribed and over the counter medications within a residential care facility, or in a home or community setting. You will learn how to assist and support this according to prescriptions or instructions. You will learn about how to comply with an organisation’s procedures for handling the range of issues/ contingencies which may arise.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however you will need to obtain a police check in order to participate in the practical placement and gain work in the sector as per legislative requirements.
You need knowledge of spoken English, as well as English literacy to a standard that is likely to meet workplace needs to enter the course. If you would like advice on the standard of English that is recommended for the course please contact the Course Co-ordinator via the details above.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication


1.Prepare to assist with medication

2.Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication

3.Assist/support client with administration of medication

4.Assist/support medication administration according to prescription/instructions

5.Comply with organisation's procedures for handling the range of issues/ contingencies which may arise

6.Complete the distribution and administration of medication

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In this course you will be assessed on the knowledge and skills that you have developed to meet the competency requirements of this unit. You will complete small knowledge tests throughout the course that ensure you are equipped to perform your job role in the Aged Care sector, and the second method of assessment is where you give practical demonstrations of the tasks required in the job role for this unit. These assessment tasks are conducted after you have had adequate preparation for the assessment and you will be supported through out the assessment process. Some of the practical tasks will be done in the purpose-built facilities at RMIT, others will be done in your placement in a workplace setting. The written knowledge tests are done at RMIT campus.