Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set: Refreshed short course

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Organisations which invest in the knowledge and skills of their people are rewarded with better business outcomes – and this is particularly true of the aged care sector.

With a Royal Commission exploring aged care quality and safety in full swing, the spotlight is on this important industry which is set to care for a record number of elderly Australians and continue to generate billions in revenue over the coming decade.

A key part of the Royal Commission’s investigation has been analysing the skills of the aged care workforce, with an emphasis on the need to engage workers with regular, high-quality training.

This is reinforced by the Australian Aged Care Sector Committee which, in its roadmap for future planning for the sector, highlights that the ‘aged care sector must be considered a desirable and rewarding place to work… [by] maintaining a well-led, flexible and responsive workforce.’

In response to these needs, Royal College of Healthcare is leading the way with short courses, certificates and diplomas designed to support workers to adjust to the needs of older Australians and provide world-class care. We’re excited to announce our latest refreshed short course designed to empower aged and disability care workers with greater confidence and skill in administering medication.

The Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set, Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set (CHCSS00070) is a nationally-recognised qualification delivered through a mix of online and face-to-face learning modes. Designed for those currently working in care and support roles, the course explores how to safely support clients to administer their medication.


Key benefits of the Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set with Selmar include:

  • Designed to industry standards and delivered by leading facilitators, meaning quality outcomes for staff
  • A combination of online and face-to-face learning gives students the best of both training modes (including flexibility to learn anywhere, anytime for the online component)
  • Workshop component is hands-on, giving students relevant and practical experience
  • Seamless online registration and enrolment makes starting easy
  • The course is relevant for both carers working in aged and disability care
  • Training not only improves skills and knowledge, but can benefit staff retention by promoting the engagement of your team


Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set (CHCSS00070) runs for approximately 5-6 weeks and requires participants to hold a Certificate III or higher qualification relevant to direct client care or support. Units of competency undertaken as part of the course include, HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems and HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication.


For more information about this course, including how you can arrange a group booking, get in touch with the Royal College of Healthcare team.

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