The course applies to individuals working in various care and support roles in the community and health services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication and completing medication documentation.
The course content has been guided by the WA HACC Program’s Medication Policy Framework and Guidelines.
The Disability sector considers refresher training every 3 years as best practice; however, it is not legislated. Refresher training would generally consist of a shorter course covering recent changes in medication policy, procedure and best practice and may include a review of competency.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Practical scenarios :
- Scenario 1 – Provide assistance with medication – Eye Drops
- Scenario 2 – Provide assistance with medication – Tablets
- Incident Report Forms
- Medication Administration Forms
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.