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

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

(HLT40213)

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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.

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Course Outline
Total number of units: 21
Core units: 14
ELective units:7

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Core

HLTAHW005

Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context

Core

HLTAHW006

Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members

Core

HLTAHW016

Assess client's physical wellbeing

Core

HLTAHW017

Assess and support client's social and emotional wellbeing

Core

HLTAHW018

Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context

Core

HLTAHW019

Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

Core

HLTAHW020

Administer medications

Core

HLTAHW021

Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care

Core

HLTAHW022

Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health

Core

HLTAHW037

Support the safe use of medications

Core

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Core

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Core

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Core

HLTAHW010

Identify community health issues, needs and strategies

Elective

CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Chronic Disease Care Elective

HLTAHW028

Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care

Chronic Disease Care Elective

CHCNET404B

Facilitate links with other services

Chronic Disease Care Elective

HLTAHW029

 Provide information and strategies in maternal and infant health

Perinatal Elective

HLTAHW057

Provide antenatal health care

Perinatal Elective

HLTAHW059

Provide postnatal and infant health care

Perinatal Elective

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The full qualification will be delivered over 12 months and consists of 6 three-week blocks and 5 placements. This qualification is block mode to allow access for regional and remote students. These blocks are delivered on site at Marr Mooditj Training facilities.  

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Aboriginal health worker

Senior Aboriginal health worker

Torres Strait Islander health worker

Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker

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