Prepare to assist with medication

This micro skills course describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This micro skills course applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

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. Establish scope of own ability to provide assistance with medication according to organisation guidelines and jurisdictional regulatory requirements
  2. Identify lines of authority to delegate the task, accountability and actions to be taken to handle contingencies
  3. Confirm that equipment and all forms of medication to be administered are complete, ready for distribution and up to date
  4. Confirm with supervisor the authority to proceed with assisting in the processes used in delivery of medication to clients
  5. Follow infection prevention and control procedures


  • 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.