This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who provide a range of non-clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs. These professionals 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
These may include, but are not, limited to:
500 clinical hours are required to complete to gain qualification. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Clinic, Facility or Organisation.
Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
Minimum age to apply is 17 years
Provide evidence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity documentation.
This course is an Indigenous specific program that allows Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for identified positions within the Health sector like Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health worker or Practitioner.
When you apply for proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage through an Indigenous organisation, they will probably ask you to explain your heritage to their committee or to provide documentation/information that confirms your heritage. For this reason it’s useful to find out as much as you can about your family history before you contact them. This is particularly important if you or your ancestors have been displaced from your heritage. This process can take some time, depending when the organisation has its meetings. A ‘letter of confirmation’ is usually obtained from an incorporated Indigenous organisation and must be stamped with their common seal.
Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements: As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, checks are now mandatory for any placement Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.
The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Additional information500 hrs of Vocational Placement is required to develop skills and be assessed in competencies in the workplace environment. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Clinic, Facility or Organisation
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Aboriginal Health Workers form part of a team providing clinical and primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, families and community groups. They work with patients, clients and visitors to hospitals and health clinics and assist in arranging, coordinating and providing health care in community health clinics.
Roles could include Health Worker (Generalist), Outreach Worker, Mental Health Worker, Family Health Worker, Sexual Health Worker, Education Officer, Hospital Liaison Officer, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Environmental Health Worker, Community Worker, Healthy Living Worker, Vascular Health Worker, Pharmacy Health Worker, Maternal and Perinatal Health Worker, Otitis Media Health Worker, Nutrition Health Worker, Eye Care Coordinator or Primary Health Care Practice Manager.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.
Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery.
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid - This unit will be credit transferred and not delivered by CQUniversity.
|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|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW022||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW006||Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW005||Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW007||Undertake basic health assessments||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW017||Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW018||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW019||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW037||Support the safe use of medications||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW023||Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs||More Information||Training.gov Details|
Students must chose one of the following units as appropriate to their culture:
HLTAHW026 - Provide information strategies in sexual health for men
HLTAHW027 - Provide information strategies in sexual health for women
|HLTAHW026||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW028||Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW027||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||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|
|CHCDFV004||Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTOHC001||Recognise and respond to oral health issues||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||HLTAID003 - Provide first aid|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|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||HLTAHW007 - Undertake basic health assessments|
|3||HLTAHW017 - Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being|
|3||HLTAHW018 - Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
|4||HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications|
|4||HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|4||HLTAHW019 - Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|5||HLTAHW023 - Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs|
|5||HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men|
|5||HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care|
|5||HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women|
|6||CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues|
|6||HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|6||CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities|
|7||HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues|
|7||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
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Additional Resources and Textbooks
To complete the course you will need access to a computer and the Internet.
Practical Placement Information
Practical work placement is compulsory for the Certificate IV 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 500hrs of vocational placement
IMPORTANT: 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.