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).

Course Dates

You cannot complete this course without the support from your workplace.  Registration for this course must come from your employer.

Please express your interest as course dates are set subject to demand.

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – Workshop Dates:

Clarence Campus

  • 23 & 24 January 2018
  • 20 & 21 February 2018
  • 20 & 21 March 2018
  • 23 & 24 April 2018
  • 21 & 22 May 2018
  • 19 & 20 June 2018
  • 21 & 22 August 2018
  • 18 & 19 September 2018
  • 23 & 24 October 2018
  • 27 & 28 November 2018

Launceston Campus (minimum class size is 10)

  • 2018 dates to be advised
  • Call 1300 655 307 to register your interest


HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems – Workshop Dates:

Clarence Campus

  • 6 February 2018
  • 10 April 2018
  • 5 June 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 6 November 2018
  • Call 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Launceston Campus (minimum class size is 10)

  • To be advised
  • Call 1300 655 307 to register your interest


$337  (Please note this is the funded price for students undertaking both HLTAAP001 and HLTHPS006 3 day workshop).

$400 (Individual unit cost for HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – 2 day workshop, program costs can be negotiated for single employer groups)

$180 (Individual unit cost for HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems – 1 day workshop)


Participants who display competence against the requirements of the units will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units listed below.



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