Course Summary:

Registered nurses require annual revision of drug administration calculations and an understanding of roles and responsibilities in administration. Medication errors have the potential to cause great harm, or even death and can be preventable at any point of administration. This online Short Course reviews and highlights the registered nurses' responsibilities and the safe administration of medications.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Revise drug calculations commonly used in medication administration
  2. Identify relevant legislative requirements for medication administration
  3. Outline safe medication practices
  4. Identify strategies to decrease the risk of medication errors
  5. Prepare for drug competency assessment in the workplace.
Assessment:  Online quiz and workbook

Fee:  $300

Duration:  20 hours

CPD Hours:  20


Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online 

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.


Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  cpd-enquiries@cqu.edu.au

CQUni Handbook:  

Course Summary:

Medication is a significant factor of the treatment of ill health, the prevention of disease, increased life expectancy and the improvement of health outcomes.  However, medication also has a high potential risk to cause harm or even death.  This online Short Course introduces the legislative controls and professional obligations of the administration of medication.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify relevant aspects of common law pertaining to medication administration 

2. Outline the professional and ethical implications of medication administration

3. Identify the medication standards and legislation on medication administration.

Assessment:  Quiz

Fee:  $90

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Hours:  4

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

CQUni Handbook: