This unit will provide 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.
Due to the high risks associated with medication administration and the requirements of the training package, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment have the following requirements;
- You must be currently employed in the community services sector.
- You must hold a minimum of a Certificate III in a Health/Community Services qualification or be currently enrolled in such a program. Certified evidence of this must be provided prior to enrolment.
- You must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment on enrolment.
- If you need assistance obtaining a USI, please contact our office. The LLN assessment does not affect the outcome of your course, it is simply a tool to establish your needs as a learner.
- The content of the unit will be delivered over two (2) face to face workshops. Attendance at both workshops is MANDATORY. If a student cannot attend they will need to make up the class with another group when a workshop is available. Students will not be given the assessment until they have attended the workshops.
- On the job training and workplace observation must be completed by your organisation. This needs to be provided by a Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse or Registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. (We will provide the assessment tool that needs to be completed).
- An Essential Skills Trainer and Assessor will contact the person undertaking the workplace observation to verify the evidence provided. If this person also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment will need a certified copy of this for our records.
- After attending the two (2) day workshop, students should receive on the job training prior to being assessed in the workplace. On the job training should be provided by a Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse or Registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner.
- When ready, students should be assessed in the workplace by an ESTR assessor or ESTR can provide the assessment tool and students can be assessed by a Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse or Registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner who also holds the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within your organisation. ESTR will require the workplace assessors current registration number and a certified copy of their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for our records. ESTR will verify the evidence provided.
The cost of this unit is $600. This fee must be paid in full prior to commencement.
Next intake: Wednesday 14th August 2019 (day 1 of 2) Wednesday 28th August (day 2 of 2)
Duration: 2 days (mandatory attendance for both days)
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face workshops