HLT40221 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Next intakeJuly, 2024
Study modeMixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units19
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024

Overview

Advance your career in Indigenous health by studying a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice with CQUniversity.

HLT40221 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice reflects the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. It is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. They provide culturally safe health and wellbeing promotion, preventative health care and clinical treatment services in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners use initiative and judgement within the parameters of practice standards, treatment protocols and clinical supervision arrangements established by the employing organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are registered through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA) - only when registered, can practitioners use the protected title of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. However, registration is not automatically linked to an individual’s certification in this qualification. Current requirements for practitioners to complete an accredited program of study, and how training organisations accredit their program, are managed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee (ATSIHPAC). NOTE: CQU holds accreditation for HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice. The required transition to HLT40221 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice will require a re-accreditation of CQUniversity's program, by application to AHPRA.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of health care settings including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisations, and the public or private health sector. Aboriginal Health Practitioners form part of a team providing clinical and primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, families and community groups. They work with patients, clients and visitors to hospitals and health clinics and assist in arranging, coordinating and providing health care in community health clinics. Roles could include Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Health Worker (Generalist), Outreach Worker, Mental Health Worker, Family Health Worker, Sexual Health Worker, Education Officer, Hospital Liaison Officer, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Environmental Health Worker, Community Worker, Healthy Living Worker, Vascular Health Worker, Pharmacy Health Worker, Maternal and Perinatal Health Worker, Otitis Media Health Worker, Nutrition Health Worker, Eye Care Coordinator or Primary Health Care Practice Manager.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:
 

This program is typically delivered over a 69 week period, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

 


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAWOR002Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
HLTAWOR004Provide support to address social and cultural determinants of client and community health
HLTAADV002Support the rights and needs of clients
HLTASEW002Assess and support the social and emotional wellbeing of clients
HLTAHCS006Implement complex health care plans
HLTAHCS004Complete comprehensive physical health assessments
HLTAWOR003Use and promote reflective practice in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care
HLTAHPR007Promote lifestyle change
HLTAMED003Administer medications
HLTAMED002Support the safe use of medications

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
HLTAHCS010Provide support to clients with chronic disease
HLTASEW001Work according to the principles of social and emotional wellbeing care
HLTASXH001Promote men’s sexual health
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
HLTASXH002Promote women’s sexual health
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care

RPL Structure

Duration:

This structure provides the opportunity for experienced workers to have their knowledge, skills and experience recognised.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAMED003Administer medications
HLTAMED002Support the safe use of medications
HLTAWOR003Use and promote reflective practice in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care
HLTAHPR007Promote lifestyle change
HLTASEW002Assess and support the social and emotional wellbeing of clients
HLTAHCS006Implement complex health care plans
HLTAHCS004Complete comprehensive physical health assessments
HLTAWOR004Provide support to address social and cultural determinants of client and community health
HLTAADV002Support the rights and needs of clients
HLTAWOR002Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
HLTAHCS010Provide support to clients with chronic disease
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
HLTASXH002Promote women’s sexual health
HLTASXH001Promote men’s sexual health
HLTASEW001Work according to the principles of social and emotional wellbeing care
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode
July, 2024Mixed Mode
Standard Course Structure
Residential School Information
LocationRockhampton North
Room
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes

Residential schools for this course are conducted on the Rockhampton North campus.


Throughout the duration of this course, students will be required to undertake 2 blocks of residential schools (4 days each).  Residential school dates will be confirmed by your teacher in accordance with your commencement intake and course progression. 


Students are advised to confirm dates with their teacher prior to making travel and personal arrangements.

Mandatory requirements:  500 clinical hours are required to complete the qualification as per the training package and AHPRA registration requirements for Aboriginal Health Practitioners. Students must either be currently working in or have access to volunteering in relevant clinic, facility or organisation and have a suitably qualified supervisor to sign off on industry reports. These reports assess students' ability to perform tasks in the workplace and are referred to as 'third party reports'. Some units within the course will require students to complete specific tasks in the workplace and are identified in the assessment requirements for that unit.

Requirements

Students must either be currently working in or have access to volunteering in relevant clinics, facilities or organisations and have a suitably qualified supervisor from that sector to sign them off on industry reports. Students will be required to complete 500 clinical hours are required to be completed to gain qualification as per the training package and AHPRA registration requirements for Aboriginal Health Practitioners. Industry reports assess your ability to perform tasks in the workplace, they are referred to as 'third party reports', for example, 'Clinical Logbook' and or 'Simulation Logbook'.

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

Students must be 18 years of age upon completion of the course to gain AHPRA registration.

Provide Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity documentation. This course is an Indigenous-specific program that allows Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for identified positions within the Health sector, such as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker. The University accepts any or all the following documents to verify an applicant as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or First Nations person:

(a) certified copies of the applicant’s Confirmation of Identity documents. A Confirmation of Identity document is usually provided by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisation. The documentation names the individual and confirms they are a recognised member of a specified Indigenous Australian community;

(b) Native Title documentation issued by a Prescribed Body Corporate which specifically names the applicant or provides other formal evidence of ancestral or familial ties; or

(c) in the absence of (a) or (b), an original Statutory Declaration signed by the applicant, accompanied by two supporting documents of verification from a recognised cultural consultant/referee.

Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements: As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, checks are now mandatory for any placement Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$13,015
Fee for service per unit$685
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Co-Contribution Fee$5,358
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$3,439
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$282
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$181

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Students must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander for Fee-Free TAFE Funding.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

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