Purpose: These are the competencies necessary for performance practice. They supplement continuing education program's and meet minimum standards for Common Induction and NVQ standards.

To meet the competency standard, the employee must demonstrate proficiency in performing the procedures as evidenced by the specific criteria listed below.

Core Competencies:

Standard precautions for infection control are applied

Medication records are available

Medication records are read and followed

Identity of individual to receive medication is checked

The service user's consent is obtained

Medication is selected and dispensed correctly

Medication is safely administered

The service user is checked as having taken medication

The service user's condition is monitored throughout (if adverse affects noticed, appropriate action is taken

Records are completed accurately and clearly

Medication is returned to its correct place for storage

Medication records are returned to their agreed place for storage

Refused medication is stored and recorded in accordance with ACS policy (question if not observed)


Is the observation conducted satisfactory

Comment on employee's competency:

I can confirm that I have witnessed the named person complete all core competencies

Signature of observer:
Signature of carer
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.