HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

This course is designed for Enrolled Nurses who are seeking to become medication administration endorsed and have the notation ‘Does not hold Board-approved qualification in administration of medicines’ removed from their registration.

Students will learn how to safely administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy, and to calculate precise dosage calculations based on patient requirements. They will gain practice in correctly interpreting written instructions from an authorized prescriber. Additionally, they will learn to assess the patient for medication effectiveness and side effects, and can effectively respond to an emergent situation involving an allergic pharmacological reaction.


Course code HLTENN007
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode This course is a blended delivery, both self-directed online study, lectures and practical workshops.
Duration 16 weeks
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Applicants must supply evidence of their Enrolled Nurse qualification at the time of enrolment
  • Currently employed and practising regularly in a clinical environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculating dosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and side effects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.

This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

Course duration: 16 weeks

No funding is available; this course is self-pay

Currently not taking enrolments. Please keep checking the website for regular updates.

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