Version Effective: 5th of April, 2019
Version Effective: 5th of April, 2019

HLT40113 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $8211 (2019)
$8376 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $2121 (2019)
$2163 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $609 (2019)
$621 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $391 (2019)
$399 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $8376 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $399 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $101 (2019)
$103 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $29 (2019)
$30 (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
  • Health
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

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.

Pertussis Vaccination
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.

Influenza Vaccination
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.

Full details are available via the Mandatory Checks Requirements and Clinical Placement Guidelines.  

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 14 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units
Standard Course Structure

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.

  • Online
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core

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
Elective

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

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 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


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
Project
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 Cairns.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
April: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

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

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Additional Resources and Textbooks

To complete the course you will need access to a computer and the Internet. 

Required text:  Marieb's, Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook: A Complete Study Guide, Global Edition, 12e


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 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 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.