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:
Mandatory requirements - 500 clinical hours are required to complete to gain qualification. Students will be required to either be working in or have access to volunteering in relevant clinic, facility or organisation and have a suitably qualified supervisor from the that sector to sign you off on industry reports. These reports assess your ability to perform tasks in the workplace, they are referred to as '3rd party reports'. Some units within your course will require you to complete these workplace task and are identified in the assessment requirements for that unit.
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.
500 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
Mandatory requirements - You will be required to either be working in or have access to volunteering in relevant clinic, facility or organisation and have a suitably qualified supervisor from the that sector to sign you off on industry reports. These reports assess your ability to perform tasks in the workplace, they are referred to as '3rd party reports'. Some units within your course will require you to complete these workplace task and are identified in the assessment requirements for that unit.
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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.
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||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|
|HLTAHW022||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW017||Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW007||Undertake basic health assessments||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW018||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW037||Support the safe use of medications||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW019||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities||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|
|HLTAHW027||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHW028||Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental 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|
|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|
|1||HLTAID003 - Provide first aid|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|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|
|2||HLTAHW022 - Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health|
|3||HLTAHW017 - Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being|
|3||HLTAHW007 - Undertake basic health assessments|
|3||HLTAHW018 - Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
|4||HLTAHW019 - Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|4||HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|4||HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications|
|5||HLTAHW023 - Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs|
|5||HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men|
|5||HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women|
|5||HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care|
|6||CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues|
|6||CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities|
|6||HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|7||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|7||HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues|
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As this course is delivered through a blended delivery method (Mixed Mode), students will need to undertake two one-week residential schools as part of their qualification. These residential schools are offered at the Rockhampton North campus on the below dates:
Rockhampton North Campus
Monday 20th February - Thursday 23rd February
Monday 21st August - Thursday 24th August
When attending residential schools, classes will be held from 8:30am - 3pm each day.
More information regarding room schedules for the residentials schools will be provided to admitted students.
It is a requirement that you have access to internet connection to access online resources which would include email, ZOOM, Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.
All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.
Throughout the duration of this course, all students will undertake a minimum of 800hrs of workplace. Students must be employed as an Aboriginal Health Worker in a Primary Health Care facility to enrol in this course.
Interested students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.