How You Can Assist Your Client With Self Medication

For support workers who work in a client’s home or community setting

Duration: 8 mins 30 secs

This video is based on realistic work situations and is targeted at support workers in a home or community setting who assist clients who self medicate.

It can be used in the induction and orientation of new staff, as refresher training and for learners undertaking accredited courses in the Community Services Training Package.

The resource also includes Trainers’ Notes and Learners’ Worksheets which can be customised for your organisation.

Project developed by Fran Haarsma Productions and Community Services and Health Industry Training Board. Funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


Topics covered:

  • About medication
  • Following workplace guidelines
  • How you can assist your client with self medication
  • Observing clients
  • When things go wrong
  • Report and write
  • Protecting yourself

Resource Material for:

Community Services Training Package

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

To support the competency:

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

The resource is also relevant to the following competencies with strong reporting and recording requirements:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct care work
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

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