National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Medication Assistance for Ageing

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Overview About this course

Upskill yourself and dispense medication to elderly clients safely and effectively. Be part of an overall push to lift the quality of care for Australia's ageing population.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand the basics of medication

  • Complete medication documentation

  • Prepare and provide medication assistance

  • Support clients to self-administer medication

  • Handle medication changes

  • Grasp health and safety and legal requirements in relation to the storage of medication

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in aged care

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Skills in dispensing medication to clients in a simulated environment

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A certificate III or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support, such as the Certificate III in Individual Support, as evidenced by a transcript

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Some experience as a support worker

  • Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid, like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

  • The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances

  • Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others

  • Basic digital literacy

  • Capability to read and understand medication labels and charts

  • Proof that you are 18 years of age, such as a driver's license or identity card

  • Reading and writing skills to a Year 10 level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: aged care support worker in residential and homecare, disability support worker in group home or homecare


A Working with Children Check (WWCC), a National Police Check, a National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Check (NDISWC), and vaccinations and health screenings are generally required to work in the industry.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Medication Assistance for Ageing does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 4 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Medication Assistance for Ageing does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist clients with medication HLTHPS006

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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