HLT40213Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication.

These workers 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Units
Course Outline
For more information, please view the Fact Sheet

 

Work legally and ethically
Core
Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
Core
Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
Core
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Core
Participate in workplace health and safety
Core
Assess client's physical well-being
Core
Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
Core
Assess and support client's social and emotional well-being
Core
Administer medications
Core
Support the safe use of medications
Core
Provide first aid
Core
Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care content
Core
Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Core
Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
Core
Provide antenatal health care
Elective
Provide postnatal and infant health care
Elective
Provide information and strategies in maternal and infant health
Elective
Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
Elective
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Elective
Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
Elective
Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
Elective
Delivery

The full qualification will be delivered over 12 months and consists of:

  • 8 blocks
  • 3 work placements of 3 weeks each
  • Students will have self paced instructions of 2 hours each day of self paced learning in their own time
Dates

Intake 1/2021: 1st February 2021 to 10th December 2021
Intake 2/2021: 2nd March 2021 to 10th December 2021
Intake 3/2021: 14th June 2021 to 30th June 2022

Career Opportunities

Aboriginal health worker

Senior Aboriginal health worker

Torres Strait Islander health worker

Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker

Pricing

Concession Rate – $400.00

Non-Concession Rate – $1,200.00

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. VET Student Loans (VSL) are available (subject to eligibility) for the Diploma qualifications #

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