Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

At a glance

Further your community services or health career with this advanced skill set, which will add value to your existing industry qualification.


  • Aged Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Direct Support Worker
  • Personal Carer


  • Statement of Attainment 

Course overview

Advance your community services or health career with this additional skill set. This course will add value to your existing qualification, giving you the skills to confidently offer assistance to clients requiring medication. The health and ageing sector is experiencing strong growth. This additional skill set will give you the competitive edge in your career as a personal carer in a range of community, residential and health care settings.

This course covers core ethical and legislative guidelines needed to assist clients with medication and also gives you the knowledge you need to recognise and understand healthy body systems in a health care setting. Our industry-relevant teachers offer one-on-one guidance to help you succeed in your studies no matter what flexible study option you choose. 

Successful completion of this skill set will qualify you to assist clients with medication in residential, community and health care settings.

Study your Own


We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you.Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below.

Entry requirements

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.

Resources required

  • No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.
  • Students must wear neat comfortable clothing with enclosed shoes for the practical sessions.
  • It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access , and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry. Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at IXCEL, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning.

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at IXCEL


An educator will directly observe your performance of activities in a real or simulated workplace, role play or exercise, or a demonstration of practical skills.

Written assessment

Written assessments can take a number of forms including case studies, assignments, projects, workbooks, presentations, reports, reflective tasks, self evaluation, and research projects. Your educator will indicate what kind of written assessment you are expected to submit for each unit.


Questioning could take the form of written question and answers, such as examinations, tests or online quizzes. It could also be spoken questions and answers.


A portfolio is a collection of evidence of your skills. This could include collections of samples of your work, observation checklists, third-party reports, products with supporting documentation, historical evidence, training records, and journals, logbooks or work diaries.

Work samples

Work samples are products or items that you produce during your studies or project work.

Third-party feedback

Third-party feedback is information we gather from the people training or supervising you throughout your studies. Examples of things we might gather include: interviews with employers, supervisors or peers; testimonials, reports or references from employers or supervisors; evidence of workplace training or vocational placement; and peer observation.


All information was accurate at time of publication, however IXCEL policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.


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