Disability Services

Skill Set Assist Clients with Medication

The Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set provides the knowledge and skills required by Carers and Support workers to safely assist clients with medication within a range of settings, the skill set combines HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body systems and HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication and is contextualised around the relevant industry framework.

The complete skill set will consist of the below workshops plus assessments:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – 2 day workshop
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems – 1 day workshop

This program requires participants to:

  1. Register for the course by calling TasTAFE on 1300 655 307.
  2. Complete reading of written information provided at the time of enrolment before the 2 day workshop.
  3. Attend a 2 day workshop, where participants will learn about commonly used medications and potential side effects, the safe administration of oral medication, drops, lotions and creams and the relationship between medications and body systems. Participants will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a simulated, hands-on learning environment
  4. Be observed in the workplace over a period of time by their nominated workplace supervisor*. Participants will be given an assessment book to complete, which combines practice sessions in the workplace with some written activities. This workbook must be completed before final assessment.
  5. Undergo assessment by a qualified TasTAFE assessor in the workplace, on more than one occasion, within a variety of circumstances and medication types. This will include TasTAFE staff visiting the workplace at pre-arranged times to complete discreet, thorough assessments. (Where workplace assessment would cause undue stress to clients, simulated assessment may be negotiated).

Please note, you cannot complete this course without the support from your workplace.  Registration for this course must come from your employer.

Location, dates and times

Please note, course dates set subject to demand. Please express your interest by contacting us on 1300 655 307.

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – Workshop Dates:

Clarence Campus – 9am to 4pm

  • 12 & 13 November, 2019

Launceston Campus (minimum class size is 10)

  • No dates are scheduled

Medication Refresher

Clarence Campus

  • Dates to be advised

HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems – Workshop Dates:

Clarence Campus – 9am to 4pm  

  • Dates to be advised

Launceston Campus (minimum class size is 10)

  • No dates are scheduled

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

$347.11 (Please note this is the funded price for students undertaking both HLTAAP001 and HLTHPS006 3 day workshop).

$420 (Individual unit cost for HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – 2 day workshop, program costs can be negotiated for single employer groups).  A concession rate is not available for this course.

$190 (Individual unit cost for HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems – 1 day workshop).  A concession rate is not available for this course.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


A Statement of Attainment for the units listed below.



Get in contact with us

Express your interest

Find out more about this course

Course Units

Find a Course