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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
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The Statement of Attainment in Medication Assistance for Ageing does not have any related courses.
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