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HLTENN007 – Administer and Monitor Medicines and Intravenous Therapy

HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

The HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy unit provides the skills and knowledge required to diligently administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy. Students will learn how to work out precise dosage calculations based on patient requirements, and correctly interpret written instructions from an authorized prescriber. They will be able to perform an assessment of the patient for medication effectiveness and side effects, and can effectively respond to an allergic pharmacological reaction.

Course Delivery : Blended
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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Course Overview

This course will be delivered and assessed over 250 hours.

The course will be offered in blended learning approach.

Applicants seeking entry into this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Must hold current registration as an enrolled nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and AHPRA
  • Current Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Basic computer skills

They must produce evidence of vaccination supplied prior to clinical placement.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both formative and summative methodology.

The assessment tools are mapped to the current version of the unit of competency elements, performance criteria, knowledge evidence, performance evidence and assessment conditions.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Theory Assessment - Questions and answers, work sheets, individual and group presentation, examination
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Unit Code

Unit Title


Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Unit Outline and Breakdown of Hours

Nominal hours

250 hrs.


108 hrs.

SBA(Simulation Based Assessment)

56 hrs.

SDL(Self Directed Learning)

22 hrs.

PEP(Professional Experience Placement)

64 hrs.

The total tuition for HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy is AUD $2,900

No government funding available for this course.


Australia (Online)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

North Melbourne Campus

203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne,
VIC 3051, Australia

Melbourne (CBD) Campus

Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne,
Victoria - 3000, Australia

Perth Campus

Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, WA - 6000, Australia

Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia

Blended Mode Theory is delivered online and its SBA's will be carried out at the above facility or any other facilities approved by IHNA. Students enrolled for the blended mode of delivery can attend the simulation workshops at an agreed campus.

The application process involves 5 steps: application, interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy), offer letter, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application online.

Applications can be completed online by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 (TOLL FREE).

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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