This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 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 workers 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.
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|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
It is a requirement for entry into the course that students are currently working in industry.
Students are to apply directly to the Australian Federal Police, in Canberra ACT, for a national criminal history check.
Working With Children Check
Students are required to apply to their state or territory’s relevant body for the Working With Children Check. Either the card or letter which includes the reference number and expiry date can be submitted as evidence.
Hepatitis B serology test indicating immunity status
Students are required to consult their General Practitioner (GP) and arrange a blood test indicating evidence of their titre level (level of immunity status).
Hepatitis B vaccination schedule
This is not a current requirement for Queensland placements however this is a requirement for all other states and territories.
Tuberculosis screening - Mantoux Test
Students are required to consult their GP for a private referral, attend a Chest Clinic of their relevant State Health Authority, or an annual on-campus clinic (subject to availability and not provided at all campuses) in order to undertake Tuberculosis screening. The pathology report or a GP’s letter should be provided as evidence of the test.
Students are required to consult their GP or provide appropriate vaccination records in order to provide evidence of Pertussis vaccination. Previous exposure to Pertussis or serology evidence is NOT acceptable as suitable evidence because the student needs to ensure their continued immunity by way of vaccination.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Vaccinations
Please note that the MMR and Varicella vaccinations are NOT a requirement for Queensland placements, but mandatory for all other states and territories. However CQUniversity do recommend that students are adequately vaccinated to undertake clinical placement within a health care setting and should discuss this with their GP.
Please note that the Influenza vaccination is only mandatory for Victorian and South Australian students. However CQUniversity do recommend that students are adequately vaccinated to undertake clinical placement within a health care setting and should discuss this with their GP. Students are required to consult their GP or provide appropriate vaccination records in order to provide evidence of Influenza vaccination. The vaccination should be undertaken in March or April of each calendar year.
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.
Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery. Students will have access to on-line or written resources and assessments . Students will further be supported with telephone, email and ZOOM sessions. Students will also have access to on-line Library resources and learning support. Students will also be required to complete on the job assessment with third party verification. Residential school of approx. one week duration will be held once a year.
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|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||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|
|HLTAHW018||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context||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|
|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|
|HLTAHW024||Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities||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|
|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||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||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||HLTAHW018 - Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
|3||HLTAHW017 - Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being|
|3||HLTAHW007 - Undertake basic health assessments|
|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||HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|6||CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues|
|6||CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities|
|7||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|7||HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues|
|Third Party Verification|
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 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 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 email@example.com 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 will need to undertake a one block training component as part of their qualification. This will be offered in Rockhampton, Townsville and Noosa. Dates are to be confirmed.