This skill set has been endorsed by industry as appropriate for people who hold a community services or health qualification at Certificate III level or higher or commensurate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.
It provides a set of skills for assisting with medication administration and must be applied strictly in accordance with legislation, regulations, government policy and industry guidelines.
Skill set requirements:Units
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (pre-requisite- HLTAP301B)
Skill set units and key content
1. HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
• Basic structure and functions of the body systems and associated components
• Basic maintenance for a healthy body
• Apply knowledge of the basic structure of the healthy human body
• Apply basic knowledge of factors that support healthy functioning of the body
2. CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (pre-requisite- HLTAP301B)
• Prepare to assist with medication
• Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
• Assist/support client with administration of medication
• Assist/support medication administration according to prescription/instructions
• Comply with organisation's procedures for handling the range of issues/ contingencies which may arise
• Complete the distribution and administration of medication
• Basic knowledge of commonly used medicines/drugs, including prescribed and over the counter medications, expected effects of medication being assisted, side effects, medication errors
• Infection control measures
• Legislation, duty of care, lines of authority
• Correct handling of medications, appropriate storage
• Organization procedures related to medication including use of medication charts and documentation
• Handling contingencies / emergencies
• Role of a care worker who is trained in assisting clients with medications
• People who hold a community services or health qualification at Certificate III level or higher or
• People who hold proportionate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements:
As per the unit of competency mandatory requirements, assessment will include a written assessment of functional English language, literacy and numeracy skills appropriate to the level of responsibility of the care worker. This assessment is conducted pre-enrolment. IHNA has adopted the tool for assessing skills in language, literacy and numeracy from Australian Council for Educational research (ACER) matched to the latest Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The required overall entry level for direct entry into the skill set is level 2 in line with ACSF guidelines (Reading = 2, Writing = 2, Numeracy = 2).
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Delivery of the unit HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context:
The unit of competency HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context will be delivered in a blended mode (online learning and assessment completion via Moodle + 1 day simulation based training and assessment at IHNA Campus).
Delivery of the unit CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (pre-requisite- HLTAP301B):
This unit will be assessed only after the achievement of the related unit HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context.
The unit CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication will be delivered in the classroom (face to face mode) supported by access to online learning materials and includes a work-based training of 22 hours.
The unit will be delivered over 5 days. This includes:
• 2 days of full time study (14 hours of classroom based student contact hours over 2 days including simulation based training and assessment)
• 3 days of practical placement- (22 hours)
Student may do their placement at the place of their current practice (subject to approval by Course Coordinator) or placement can be arranged by IHNA. Please contact IHNA for arrangement of placement venue if required.
This course is delivered by professional and fully qualified trainers and assessors, with several years of experience.
Our assessments methods are as follows:
• Participation in class discussions
• Oral questions and written assignments
• Practical assessment on correct medication administration assistance and infection control skills
• Work place assessment
On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.
Successful completion entails:
• Theory and assessment completion
• Classroom sessions at IHNA (theory and simulation)
• Supervised practical placement in a health or community care facility
The course provides care workers skills and for assisting with medication administration from dose administration aids (i.e. Webster packs and sachet systems) and must be applied strictly in accordance with legislation, regulations, government policy and industry guidelines.
Please contact our institute for the next date. Extra training session can be arranged depending on the requirements and enrolment numbers.
Number of enrolments: 5-20 students
Please note that IHNA reserves right to cancel the batch, in the unlikely event of minimum number of enrolments not met.
Skillset course schedule at IHNA Campus
CHCCS305C unit delivery schedule
25, 26, 27 August 2014
26, 27 August 2014
17, 18, 19 September 2014
18, 19 September 2014
27, 28, 29 August 2014
28, 29 August 2014
11, 12 December 2014
18, 19 December 2014
Please contact the institute for alternative dates and extra delivery sessions of the skills set.