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Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice (HLT40213)
Target audience: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are working in a Aboriginal primary health care setting
Course summary: This qualification reflects the diverse roles within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker profession. Graduates can work in varied roles in Aboriginal community controlled organisations, mainstream health institutions or a range of other workplaces. Roles may include, generalist clinical work, social emotional wellbeing, maternal and child health, sexual health, drug and alcohol support and hospital liaison.
There are no prerequisites for admission to this course.
Over a two year period students need to complete fourteen core and seven elective units to achieve the qualification of HLT40213. Elective units comprise of four prescribed units and three units to be determined after a pre-training review.
The course covers a range of topics such as:
- working legally and ethically
- working in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
- facilitating and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
- assessing clients physical wellbeing
- assessing and supporting client’s social and emotional wellbeing
- planning, implementing and monitoring health care in a primary health care context
- delivery of primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
- administering medication
- addressing social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
- planning, developing and evaluating health promotion and community development programs
- supporting the safe use of medications
- administering first aid
- complying with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
- providing information on smoking and smoking cessation
- reflecting on and improving own professional practice
- responding to loss, grief and trauma.
Fee payable: Yes
Delivery mode: Face to face workshops, flexible self-paced learning and on the job training
Financial assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Yes
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