Future Course Details

Please note that the information shown below is for a future version of the course. This content is relevent from the 5th of April, 2019.

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)
Subsidised Full Fee $2121 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $609 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $391 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $101 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $29 (2019)
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

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 following link Pre-WIL Compulsory Conditions (Mandatory Checks) All Courses

It is a requirement for entry into the course that students are currently working in industry

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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.

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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context 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
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
HLTAHW023 Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs 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
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

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
HLTAHW027 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW026 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men 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

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 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
1 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 HLTAHW005 - Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
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
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 HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
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 HLTAHW023 - Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs
5 HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications
5 HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
5 CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
6 HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
6 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
6 HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men
6 CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
6 HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

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
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details
No additional details have been provided.