Version Effective: 1st of June, 2018
Version Effective: 1st of June, 2018

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 $6069 (2019)
$6443 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1530 (2019)
$1632 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $391 (2019)
$425 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $357 (2019)
$379 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $6443 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $379 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $90 (2019)
$96 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $23 (2019)
$25 (2020)
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

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

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 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
1 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 HLTAHW022 - Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
2 HLTAHW005 - Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
2 HLTAHW006 - Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
3 HLTAHW010 - Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
3 HLTAHW009 - Provide information about social and emotional support
3 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
4 HLTAHW007 - Undertake basic health assessments
4 HLTAHW008 - Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
4 HLTAHW015 - Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
4 HLTAHW011 - Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
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

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Noosa.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
August: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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


IMPORTANT:  Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements

Mandatory checks must be completed before going on placement


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.

  • Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.
  • Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks.  You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
  • Hepatitis A: Evidence of a positive serology OR at least the 1st vaccination by the cut-off date.  If a negative serology is received, ensure you allow enough time to get your 1st vaccination by the cut-off date. Full course of vaccinations required if negative serology or no previous vaccinations.
  • Influenza: The currency of the vaccination is until the 31/3/[the following year] Eg: Obtained in November 2017: Renewal due = 31/3/18; Obtained in January 2018: Renewal due = 31/3/2019

 

Mandatory cut-off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks can be found by clicking here.  You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline.  


Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. 


Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.


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