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;

Eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be currently employed in the community services sector.
  2. 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.
  3. You must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment on enrolment.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Cost

The cost of this unit is $600. This fee must be paid in full prior to commencement.

Program Details

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