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HLT40113 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Are you interested in providing vital support to the nation’s Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander communities? If so, learn how to administer and manage primary health care services with CQUniversity’s Certificate IIV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery. 

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Mixed Mode, Noosa, Rockhampton

FULL COURSE COST

$8,715 (2021), $8,376 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$2,268 (2021), $2,163 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$651 (2021), $621 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

21 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Aboriginal Health Workers 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 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.

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who provide a range of non-clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs. These professionals can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

These may include, but are not, limited to:

  • assessment and screening of physical health and social emotional well being
  • health promotion for risk factors (e.g. tobacco, healthy eating)
  • providing health care in line with care plans and/or treatment protocols
  • supporting clients in self-management, including the safe use of traditional and Western medications
  • planning, delivering and evaluating population health programs
  • advocating for clients, including interpreting and translating language providing advice, support and training on providing culturally safe health services to other health professionals, policy makers, researchers and educators

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery. 

Core
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAHW005Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
HLTAHW006Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
HLTAHW022Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
HLTAHW018Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
HLTAHW017Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being
HLTAHW007Undertake basic health assessments
HLTAHW037Support the safe use of medications
HLTAHW021Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
HLTAHW019Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTAHW023Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs
Elective
HLTAHW026Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men
HLTAHW027Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
HLTAHW028Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
HLTAHW024Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDFV004Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTOHC001Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Standard Course Structure

2020 MayNoosa, Rockhampton
2021 JulyCairns, Rockhampton
500 hrs of Vocational Placement is required to develop skills and be assessed in competencies in the workplace environment. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Clinic, Facility or Organisation

Standard Course Structure

Residential School
CampusCairns
RoomNo Room Provided
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is delivered through a blended delivery method. Students will need to undertake a one-week block training component as part of their qualification.

Dates are to be confirmed.

Residential School
CampusRockhampton North
RoomNo Room Provided
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is delivered through a blended delivery method. Students will need to undertake a one-week block training component as part of their qualification.

Dates are to be confirmed.

500 clinical hours are required to complete to gain qualification. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Clinic, Facility or Organisation.

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

Minimum age to apply is 17 years

Provide evidence of 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 like Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health worker or Practitioner.

When you apply for proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage through an Indigenous organisation, they will probably ask you to explain your heritage to their committee or to provide documentation/information that confirms your heritage. For this reason it’s useful to find out as much as you can about your family history before you contact them. This is particularly important if you or your ancestors have been displaced from your heritage. This process can take some time, depending when the organisation has its meetings. A ‘letter of confirmation’ is usually obtained from an incorporated Indigenous organisation and must be stamped with their common seal.

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.

Aboriginal Health Workers 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 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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$8,376 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$2,163 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$621 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$399 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$103 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$30 (2020)
Fee for service$8,715 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$2,268 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$651 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$415 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$108 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$31 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$24 (2021)
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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