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CPD20 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication


At a glance

This one hour short course is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge regarding the safe support and assistance of medications for clients in the Community Care environment.  The course provides an overview on medication forms, routes, the six 'rights' of medication and delivery of selected medications.

Please note that this course does not provide endorsement to administer medication.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

This is a two hour course completed online.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded one CPD hour.


Course Summary

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • identify the common forms of self-administering medications and medication routes.
  • recall the “Six Rights” of medication and the essential parts of a drug order.
  • identify what medication support or assistance means in the context of community care workers.
  • describe the process of assisting safely with the client’s medication.

Delivery method

Access to this course is through our Learning Management System at

Program Structure

Self-directed online course with quiz.

How to Apply


To enrol in this short course, please visit and register your attendance at