Antineoplastic drug administration course (ADAC)

A mandatory competency

Frequency: Once on commencement or following break of continuous service. Bi-annual reassessment of competency.

Target audience: all staff who administer INTRAVENOUS cytotoxic medications.

Content includes:

  • Module 1: Handling antineoplastic drugs and related waste safely
  • Module 2: Understanding how antineoplastic drugs work
  • Module 3: Reviewing protocols and prescriptions
  • Module 4: Educating the patient and carer
  • Module 5: Assessing patients
  • Module 6: Administering oral antineoplastic drugs
  • Module 7: Administering intravenous antineoplastic drugs

 Allocated hours: 12 hours (1 hour = 1 CPD point)


CHSA staff should contact Tamika Calver for information and enrolment into training modules for Cytotoxic Handling / Chemotherapy.

SALHN staff should contact Sandra Ridings for information and enrolment into training modules for Cytotoxic Handling/Chemotherapy.