HLT30113 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Course Details

Course Summary

The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker (ATSIHW) is fundamental in improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers provide clinical and primary health care for individuals, families and community groups. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers work in a variety of environments from health services in the Government Health Sector or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers also work within mainstream services such as general practices and community organisations. 

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working at the entry level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Certificate III may be regarded by many jurisdictions as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $5712 (2018)
$6069 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1428 (2018)
$1530 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $357 (2018)
$391 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $357 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $90 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $23 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met.

Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements
As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards, Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Aboriginal health worker or Torres Strait islander health worker. This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working at the entry level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Certificate III may be regarded by many jurisdictions as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 12 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information
HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members More Information
HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context More Information
HLTAHW009 Provide information about social and emotional support More Information
HLTAHW010 Identify community health issues, needs and strategies More Information
HLTAHW015 Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication More Information
HLTAHW008 Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care More Information
HLTAHW007 Undertake basic health assessments More Information
HLTAHW011 Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services More Information
Elective
HLTAHW022 Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health More Information
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment More Information
HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues More Information
CHCDFV004 Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities More Information
HLTAHW024 Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
1 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
2 HLTAHW022 - Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
2 HLTAHW006 - Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
2 HLTAHW005 - Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
3 HLTAHW009 - Provide information about social and emotional support
3 HLTAHW010 - Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
3 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
4 HLTAHW015 - Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
4 HLTAHW011 - Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
4 HLTAHW007 - Undertake basic health assessments
4 HLTAHW008 - Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
5 HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues
5 CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
5 HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

There are currently no intakes for this course.
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

2018 Mixed Mode

There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and July.
12 - 18 months full-time
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode, where students study online and will also be required to attend two compulsory, on-campus four day residential school blocks (eight days in total) during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement. 

Students must have approximately 16 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, phone and email. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Additional Resources and Textbooks
To complete the course you will need access to a computer and the Internet. However by request written learning guides and assessments can be offered.


Practical Placement Information

Practical work placement is compulsory for the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care qualification. Placement is to be obtained prior to enrolling into this qualification.


Demonstration of performance will be provided through a practical logbook to ensure students are fully equipped to enter the workforce after the completion of the qualification.


Throughout the duration of this course, all students will undertake a minimum of 250hrs of vocational placement


Mandatory checks must be completed before going on placement


Residential School Information 

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