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HLT40213 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

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

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

Delivery will be over 18 to 24 months by mixed mode delivery. 

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Mixed Mode, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville

FULL COURSE COST

$8,253 (2021), $7,917 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

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

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$672 (2021), $630 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

21 units

JOB PROSPECTS

On completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Aboriginal health practitioner with the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice board. 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.

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. These services include,

  • assessment and screening of health and social emotional well being
  • advice and assistance with medication and administration of medication
  • providing health care in line with care plans and/or treatment protocols
  • advocating for clients, including interpreting and translating language providing advice, support and training on providing culturally safe health services to other health professionals

This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.

CQU has applied for this course to be an approved program of study and for accreditation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board.

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

Delivery will be over 18 to 24 months by mixed mode delivery. 

Core
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAHW022Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
HLTAHW006Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
HLTAHW005Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
HLTAHW018Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
HLTAHW017Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being
HLTAHW016Assess clients well being
HLTAHW020Administer Medications
HLTAHW037Support the safe use of medications
HLTAHW019Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTAHW021Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
Elective
HLTAHW023Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs
HLTAHW028Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
CHCDFV004Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTAHW024Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTOHC001Recognise and respond to oral health issues
HLTAHW027Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
HLTAHW026Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men

Standard Course Structure

2020 MayNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 JuneNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 JulyNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 AugustNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 SeptemberNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 OctoberNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 NovemberNoosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 JulyCairns, Rockhampton
500 hrs of Vocational Placement are required to develop skills and be assessed within competencies in the workplace environment as per the training package and AHPRA registration requirements for Aboriginal Health Practitioners.

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

This course is delivered through a blended delivery method - Mixed Mode.  Students will need to undertake two one-week residential schools as part of their qualification.   This will be offered in Rockhampton or Cairns. 

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

This course is delivered through a blended delivery method - Mixed Mode.  Students will need to undertake two one-week residential schools as part of their qualification.   This will be offered in Rockhampton or Cairns. 

Dates are to be confirmed.

Students must be currently working in industry, in a clinical role to meet the 500 clinical hours requirements.

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.

On completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Aboriginal health practitioner with the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice board.

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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$7,917 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$2,163 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$630 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$377 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$103 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$30 (2020)
Fee for service$8,253 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$2,268 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$672 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$393 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$108 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$32 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$24 (2021)
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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