Training

Understanding Medication

Helping people you support to understand and manage their medication.


For many people medication is a part of their recovery journey. For people living with a mental health condition, having an understanding of the impact of medication can increase their sense of control over their health and recovery.

Feel more confident to support people when self-administering medication and to understand the impact medication can have on people’s lives. Learn about the policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication.

Who is this for?

This course is for frontline mental health support workers, occupational therapists, social workers and community members who support people that use medication as part of their recovery plan.

Course fee

MHCC Members Non-members
$409 $498

Completion options

Face-to-face Workshop
Participation requires attendance at 2 full-day face-to-face training session.

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training session.

Successfully complete the assessment component to attain the nationally recognised unit of study (HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication) towards the completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Course content

Key Learnings

  • Understand how medication aligns with the recovery framework
  • Appreciate individual choice and the role medication can play in recovery
  • Explore attitudes and beliefs about medication
  • Learn about commonly prescribed medication storage, administration and side-effects
  • Demonstrate the skills to follow policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication administration and side-effect
  • Explore strategies for managing emergencies
  • Discuss strategies for effectively communicating with people about medication

Units of Competency
Successful completion of this course can contribute towards the completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (nationally recognised unit of competency – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication).