HLT30121 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Next intakeJuly, 2024
Study modeMixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units15
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024

Overview

Boost your career in Indigenous health by studying the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care at CQUniversity.

HLT30121 Cert III Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care reflects the role of individuals working in health care support roles in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings. It is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who work under general supervision as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. At this level, work involves the provision of generalist health services and the use of some discretion and judgment within the parameters of clearly defined plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

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.



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.

At this level, work involves the provision of generalist health services and the use of some discretion and judgment within the parameters of clearly defined plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over a 46 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
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAADV001Support clients to access health services
HLTAMED001Work under instructions to support the safe use of medications
HLTAHCS002Assist with health assessments
HLTAWOR001Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health support role

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
HLTAHCS003COMPLETE ROUTINE PHYSICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
CHCAOD002Work with clients who are intoxicated
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
HLTASEW002Assess and support the social and emotional wellbeing of clients
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

RPL Structure

Duration:

RPL only


RPL Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAADV001Support clients to access health services
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAWOR001Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health support role
HLTAMED001Work under instructions to support the safe use of medications
HLTAHCS002Assist with health assessments

RPL Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAHCS003COMPLETE ROUTINE PHYSICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
CHCAOD002Work with clients who are intoxicated
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
HLTASEW002Assess and support the social and emotional wellbeing of clients

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode
July, 2024Mixed Mode
Standard Course Structure
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
LocationMackay City
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 campus in Mackay City and Rockhampton North campuses.


Throughout the duration of this course, students will be required to undertake a 1 x 5-day block of residential school.


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.

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 campus in Mackay City and Rockhampton North campuses.


Throughout the duration of this course, students will be required to undertake a 1 x 5-day block of residential school.


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 - 120 clinical hours are required to complete the qualification, as per the calculated volume of training hours. CQUniversity will support students to source placement in relevant clinics, facilities or organisations and have a suitably qualified supervisor from that sector to sign them off on industry reports. These reports assess students' ability to perform tasks in the workplace and are referred to as 'third party reports', 'Clinical Logbooks' and/or 'Simulation Logbooks'.

Requirements

Students are required to complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course. The BKSB assessment is not used to determine eligibility for entry, but to indicate where students may require further assistance to develop the literacy and numeracy skills embedded in the qualification.

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$8,670
Fee for service per unit$578
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$3,795
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$2,580
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$253
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$172
RPL Fee for service per Unit$289

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.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.