Medication safety

Healthcare professionals in Australia are highly trained, dedicated and caring. The thought of making an error to most is devastating, but unfortunately the majority of us will be involved in an error at some point during our careers.

This course is designed to explore the various causes of medication errors and equip you with the knowledge and skills to help prevent errors from occurring in your workplace. It focuses on the things we can do as individuals to increase safety for our patients.

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Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting. Medical, nursing and pharmacy students looking towards hospital practice

Open to: All health professionals and students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Self-directed CPD - view details



Getting started - 2018 enrolments

2018 enrolments - click start now. Previous enrolments see below.

2019 - New version coming in February

We are currently reviewing and updating this course and hope to release the new version in February 2019. Until then please complete the 2018 enrolments version.

Previous enrolments

Use the links below to access one of the previous enrolment years if:

  • you partially completed the course in a previous year and wish to finish it without starting from scratch.
  • you completed the course in a previous year and need to reprint your Certificate of Completion.

Course links

All versions of the course have the same content. The yearly versions are provided simply to facilitate annual completion of the course if required.



CPD points and practice incentives

Continuing professional development


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Last modified: Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:35 PM