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FREE: CHCSS00070 Assist clients with medication skill set

30 Jun. 2020
Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT would like to bring the following FREE course to your attention. As an initiative of the Northern Territory Government to re-skill and upskill Territorians, free short courses are being offered to NT residents.

Through Charles Darwin University, to study the CHCSS00070 Assist clients with medication skill set, students must be employed in a health care facility/clinic or community service where they have access to appropriate medication administering facilities.

To be eligible for a free place, you must be:

• A resident in the Northern Territory, and
• An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or a New Zealand citizen resident in Australia for a minimum of six months or a Permanent Humanitarian visa holder, and
• At least 17 years of age (if you are 15 or 16 years of age, contact us, and we’ll assess your eligibility)
• Apply & Enrol by 30 June 2020

This skill set covers two (2) units of competency taken from the CHC Community Services Training Package, which is recognised nationwide. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems and HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication administration delivered over a period of three (3) months part-time.

This training is available in Katherine, Alice Springs and Darwin at Casuarina. 

Theory training is undertaken externally but is supplemented with tutorials provided via video conferencing, Skype, emails and/or telephone conversations. Practical work is undertaken in a health or community service where candidates may be currently employed. The students will follow Australian Government advice regarding social distancing, personal hygiene, and when and how to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will also need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – apply now if you don’t have one yet.

To find more information regarding eligibility for NTG subsidised training places, please visit the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation policies page.


This course is currently free for eligible NT domestic students. Applications will be accepted between Monday 11 May and Tuesday 30 June 2020 for this free short course. If your application and enrolment are received after this period, standard tuition fees will apply.

Please contact Student Central T. 1800 238 838 E. for more information.