HLTHPS006 Assist Clients With Medication

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HLTHPS006 Assist Clients With Medication
HLTHPS006 Assist Clients With Medication


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HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
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This Student Assessment Booklet-I includes Task 1 for assessment of HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication.


This unit requires that you complete 3 assessment tasks. You are required to complete all tasks to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Assessment TaskAbout this task
Assessment Task 1: Written questionsYou must correctly answer all questions to show that you understand the knowledge required of this unit.
Assessment Task 2: Role playsYou must complete three role plays during which you will assist three clients with seven different types of medication using four different modes of administration.
Assessment Task 3: Workplace observationYou must assist two clients with the administration of medication. (This task will be simulated if legislation and/or workplace policy do not allow you to assist clients with medication.) You will also be required to answer a set of verbal questions.

How to submit your assessments

When you have completed each assessment task you will need to submit it to your assessor.

Instructions about submission can be found at the beginning of each assessment task.

Assessment Task Cover Sheet

At the beginning of each task in this booklet, you will find an Assessment Task Cover Sheet. Please fill it in for each task, making sure you sign the student declaration.

Your assessor will give you feedback about how well you went in each task, and will write this on the back of the Task Cover Sheet.


The prerequisite for this unit is NIL.


The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • provided assistance with medication:
  • to at least 5 different clients according to their care plans
  • with at least 5 different types of medications
  • used at least 3 different modes of administration
  • consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication, including:
  • checked the care plan and confirming details
  • checked medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions
  • confirmed client identity
  • calculated correct dosage
  • conducted pre and post administration client checks
  • cleaned equipment and disposed and stored medications according to organisation procedures completed accurate documentation

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace policies, including:
  • commonwealth and state/territory legislation regarding the administration of medication including the Drugs and Poisons Act
  • Disability Services Acts (commonwealth and state)
  • Aged Care Act
  • duty of care
  • work health and safety
  • standard and additional infection control precautions
  • roles and responsibilities of those involved in medication administration and limitations of own role in only providing assistance
  • basic medication terminology
  • forms of medication, and how they are handled, administered and stored, including:
  • capsules
  • drops
  • inhalants
  • liquids
  • lotions and creams
  • ointments
  • patches
  • powders
  • tablets
  • wafers
  • pessay
  • suppository
  • characteristics of at least 10 commonly used medications in the area of work, including prescribed and over the counter medications, including:
  • purpose
  • expected effects and potential reactions
  • contraindications for use
  • consequences of incorrect use
  • storage requirements
  • disposal requirements
  • documentation requirements for the administration of medication, including:
  • purpose
  • potential impacts of errors and reasons for error medication charts, their role and procedures for use

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Students: Please fill out this cover sheet clearly and accurately for this task.

Student Name 
Assessor Name 
Unit:  HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
Assessment Details
Assessment Type   Written/Oral questions
Agreement by the student
Read through the assessments in this booklet before you fill out and sign the agreement below. Make sure you sign this before you start any of your assessments.
Have you read and understood what is required of you in terms of assessment?    Yes    No
Do you understand the requirements of this assessment?             Yes    No
Do you agree to the way in which you are being assessed?    Yes    No
Do you have any special needs or considerations to be made for this assessment?  If yes, what are they?  …………………………… ………………………… ………………… ……… … … .………………………………………….    Yes    No
Do you understand your rights to appeal the decisions made in an assessment?    Yes    No
None of this work has been completed by any other person.    Yes    No
I have not cheated or plagiarised the work or colluded with any other student/s.    Yes    No
I have correctly referenced all resources and reference texts to complete these assessment tasks.    Yes    No
I understand that if I am found to be in breach of policy, disciplinary action may be taken against me.    Yes    No



I,____________________________________________________ ,  certify that the statements I have attested above have been made in a good faith, are true and correct. To the best of my knowledge and belief, these tasks are my own work.


Student Signature: ……………………………                                                       Date: …………… /……………../……………………………..

Result – Attempt 1Satisfactory (S)   Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)   

ASSESSOR FEEDBACK – Attempt 1 (Assessment Task 1)


Assessors: Please return this cover sheet to the student with assessment results and feedback.


Assessor signature:                                                               Date: 

Re-assessment Result (if NYS in Attempt 1)Satisfactory (S)   Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)   

ASSESSOR FEEDBACK – Attempt 2 (Assessment Task 1)


Assessors: Please return this cover sheet to the student with assessment results and feedback.


Assessor signature:                                                               Date:

Re-assessment Result (if NYS in Attempt 2)Satisfactory (S)   Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)   

ASSESSOR FEEDBACK – Attempt 3 (Assessment Task 1)


Assessors: Please return this cover sheet to the student with assessment results and feedback.


Assessor signature:                                                               Date:


I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have observed the student demonstrate unit outcomes through consistent and repeated application of skills and knowledge over a period of time and provided appropriate feedback.   Signature:     Date:  


Fill in the declaration below if you have received a not yet satisfactory (NYS) result in all three attempts. 

You can make an appeal about an assessment decision by putting it in writing and sending it to us. Refer to your Student Handbook for more information about our appeals process.

 I have received my assessment result and I am satisfied with the given feedback for this assessment.

 I am not satisfied about my result and I would like to appeal regarding my result.


Student Signature: ……………………………                   Date: ……… /………../………………

Task summary: This is an open book test – you can use the Internet, textbooks and other documents to help you with your answers if required.You must answer all questions correctly. Write your answers in the space provided. If you need more space, you can use extra paper. All extra pieces of paper must include your name and the question number/s you are answering.You may like to use a computer to type your answers. Your assessor will tell you if you can email them the file or if you need to print a hard copy and submit it.

What do I need in order to complete this assessment?

  • Access to textbooks and other learning materials.
  • Access to a computer and the Internet (if you prefer to type your answers).

When do I do this task?

  • You will do this task in the classroom or as homework – your assessor will advise.

what do I need to do if I get something wrong?

If your assessor marks any of your answers as incorrect, they will talk to you about resubmission. You will need to do one of the following:

  • Answer the questions that were incorrect in writing.
  • Answer the questions that were incorrect verbally.

Instructions to students:

Provide answers for each of the following questions.

Question 1

  • What is the name of the legislation (Acts and Regulations) that covers the administration of medication in your state/territory? How does this relate to you assisting clients with medication? (25 – 50 words)
  • What is the name of the Commonwealth Act that covers Aged Care in Australia?
  • What is the name of the Commonwealth Act that covers Disability Services in Australia
  • What legislation, regulations and codes of practice cover WHS procedures in your state or territory? How does this relate to you assisting clients with medication? (25 – 50 words)

Question 2

  1. You have been delegated to assist with the administration of medication in your service.  In one paragraph, describe your duty of care to your clients.
  • What legislation covers the duty of care procedures? What information does it tell you about assisting clients with medication? (25 – 50 words)
Jenny is administering the medication in the aged care residence today. She has left the medication trolley unlocked in the middle of the passageway outside the client’s room. 
  • What are two work health and safety hazards that Jenny has allowed to happen in this situation?

Question 3

  1. When are additional infection control precautions needed?
Anneka does not wash her hands before and after putting on gloves when handling a client. She says that the gloves are sterile so there is no need for her to wash her hands all the time. 
  • Is this correct – why/why not?

Question 4

In the following table describe the characteristics of each of the medications listed.

DrugPurposeExpected effectsPotential reactionsContraindications for useConsequences of incorrect useStorage requirementsDisposal requirements
Augmentin Duo       
Valium (Diazepam)       
 Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)       
Panadeine forte       
Captopril (ACE inhibitor       

Question 5

In the following table provide a short explanation of the medical terminology and abbreviations.

Medical term/abbreviationShort explanation
Drug interaction 
Drug of dependence 
Controlled drug 
Drug half life 
Acute pain 
Chronic pain 
Aqueous solution 
Transdermal patch 

Question 6

In the following table provide a short explanation of how each form of medication is handled, administered and stored.

Form of medicationHow it is handledHow it is administeredHow it is stored
Lotions and creams   

Question 7

  1. What are three purposes of a client medication chart? 
  • What are three purposes of the client’s care plan
Jemima was very busy today. When she did the medications round she tried her best to do everything in line with policy and procedures but she was seriously short of time. She was distracted after giving Mrs Flowers her evening medication and she forgot to record it on her medication chart.
  • What are three possible consequences of this?

Question 8

Mrs Jumbleweed requires her antibiotics are regular intervals throughout the day and night. She needs to take four doses each day.
  1. How many hours apart must each dose be administered?
Mr Blenkinsop is prescribed 2grams of medication three times a day.  His medication comes in tablets of 500mg. 
  • How many tablets does Mr Blenkinsop take each day?
Miss Higginbottom is prescribed a cream that must be mixed in a ratio of 1:4 with water. 
  • If 20 ml of cream is to be applied, how much water should this be mixed with?
Mr Billingsworth-Smyth has been prescribed a liquid medication. He is to have 10ml twice a day. The bottle holds 100ml.
  1. How many days’ worth of medication does he have?

Question 9

  1. According to medication guidelines, when is a care worker able to assist clients with medications?
The Registered Nurse on duty is busy and has asked you to give Mrs Jones her Endone tablets as she is in pain. Additionally, the RN also asks you to give Mrs Jones a suppository as she is suffering from constipation.
  • Are you able to give Mrs Jones her medication? Explain your answer
  • What are five things should you never do when it comes assisting clients into administration of medication?
  • List three place you can find information if you are unsure of what your role, responsibilities and limitations are? Give 3 answers
  • What are the five responsibilities you have as a care worker when assisting clients with medication?


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