Identify situations that are a potential risk to the safe administration of medications

This micro skills course describes the skills and knowledge required to administer medications to people and monitor them, as per the delegation from a relevant health professional, in accordance with legislation and the employing organisation€™s medication and delegation policies and practice. This micro skills course applies to community services and health workers with the relevant authority in their state or territory to administer medication and monitor them as per the delegation from a relevant health professional.
Ongoing requirements to demonstrate competency in drug calculations may apply, and users should refer to relevant state/territory regulatory requirements.

Delivery Mode
Workplace and On-Campus
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider

What will I learn?

  1. Access and read information to enable identification of substance incompatibilities based on care plan and delegation
  2. Identify environmental and time management issues that may impact on or contraindicate administration of medication
  3. Report potential risks related to medication administration to delegating health professional
  4. Confirm client identity and if any allergies exist
  5. Identify drugs and poisons schedules and classifications as determined by law
  6. Pro-actively identify any limitations in own capability in relation to undertaking delegated medication administration function and report to delegating health professional


  • This skills course may contain references to Australian laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This skills course may not be available in your country.
  • This skills course is delivered by a certified Talisium trainer and assessor in your workplace and requires active student participation including practical skills demonstrations for assessment.