Medication Administration Course for Enrolled Nurses

Program code HLT51612
Start date(s) February/July
Program lengthPart time: 18 - 22 weeks
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International program No
  • Program Overview

    This course will enable nurses to become qualified in medication administration. When completed, you will be able to administer medications, within the defined limits which are prescribed by the scope of registration determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

    Students will be required to complete two weeks of clinical placement. 

  • Program Structure

    You are required to complete all units, and successfully complete your designated work placements.

    HLTAP501C Analyse health information
    The application of in-depth knowledge of anatomy and
    physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided.

    HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
    The skills and knowledge required of Enrolled Nurses to administer and monitor medications and evaluate their effectiveness for clients within a health environment.

    Supervised Clinical Practice.
    Two weeks of supervised clinical placement at the completion of the theory components.
    These units are accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The units are aligned with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse and will be delivered in accordance with the Scope of Practice of the Enrolled Nurse in Victoria.


    Each unit is assessed separately using a variety of methods including practical demonstration, assignments, minor project, written examinations and self-reflective practice.

    A pass must be obtained in all parts in both HLTAP501C and HLTEN507C, including demonstration of essential professional and clinical component of HLTEN507C. HLTEN501C must be successfully completed prior to commencing HLTEN507C and students must demonstrate essential knowledge and clinical competency in underpinning skills prior to commencing clinical placement.

    Core Subjects

    • HLTAP501C Analyse Health Information
    • HLTEN507C Administer and Monitor Medications in the Work Environment
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    The following prerequisite units may have been completed as part of the Certificate IV in Nursing course (or equivalent). 

    1) HLTEN509B     Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

    2) HLTEN502B     Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

    All applicants must: 

    • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse
    • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills to the entry level of Diploma of Nursing or equivalent
    • Have completed an approved Division 2 nursing course from 1995 or onwards, or, if qualification was obtained prior to 1995, an approved Anatomy & Physiology update course, incorporating basic mathematical competency or the equivalent
    • Provide a Victoria Police Records Check and meet vaccination requirements prior to clinical placement
    • Be motivated to practise safely and professionally within the defined and extended Scope of Practice of the Enrolled Nurse
    • Have relevant work experience.

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Successful completion of the units and all assessment tasks will enable you to apply for removal of notation from your registration to administer medication to clients, within the defined Scope of Practice of the Enrolled Nurse. A statement of attainment and statement of results will be provided on successful completion.

    Since July 2010, enrolled nurses no longer require an endorsement to administer medications. Nurses who are not qualified in medications administration will have a notation placed on their registration indicating that they are not permitted to administer medications.


    Successful completion of the Medication Administration course will enable you to undertake the Intravenous Medication Administration course for Enrolled Nurses.

    Career Opportunities

    • Enrolled nurse qualified in medication administration
  • How to Apply


    Directly to Holmesglen

    More information about the Direct Application process.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Health, Science & Biotechnology Department
    03 9209 5606

  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.

Nursing Open Days

  • 17Sep

    Holmesglen's health precinct at our Moorabbin campus has invested over $5 million to create the highest standard of health training equipment and facilities in Victoria. With dedicated nursing wards and a simulation centre, you will spend a lot of your time simulating real nursing practices in a safe learning environment.

    Visit us on Open Days to find out how you can start a rewarding career in Nursing.

    Join us for a presentation highlighting course information and career opportunities followed by a tour of the simulated nursing facilities.

    - , Wed 17 Sep - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia