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HLT40213 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Course Details

Course Summary

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. These services include,

  • assessment and screening of health and social emotional well being
  • advice and assistance with medication and administration of medication
  • providing health care in line with care plans and/or treatment protocols
  • advocating for clients, including interpreting and translating language providing advice, support and training on providing culturally safe health services to other health professionals

This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.



Entry Requirements

Mandatory requirements - 500 clinical hours are required to complete to gain qualification as per the training package and AHPRA registration requirements for Aboriginal Health Practitioners. Students must either be currently working in or have access to volunteering in relevant clinics, facilities or organisations and have a suitably qualified supervisor from that sector to sign them off on industry reports. These reports assess your ability to perform tasks in the workplace, they are referred to as '3rd party reports', for example, 'Clinical Logbook' and or 'Simulation Logbook'.

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course. The 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. You will need to apply for proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage through an Indigenous organisation. 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.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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.


Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

Mandatory requirements - 500 clinical hours are required to complete to gain qualification as per the training package and AHPRA registration requirements for Aboriginal Health Practitioners.. Students must either be currently 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.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $8,757.00 (2022)
$9,114.00 (2023)
Subsidised Full Fee $2,415.00 (2022)
$3,108.00 (2023)
Subsidised Concession Fee $714.00 (2022)
$1,617.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $417.00 (2022)
$434.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit $115.00 (2022)
$148.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $34.00 (2022)
$77.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $25.50 (2022)
$57.70 (2023)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

On completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Aboriginal health practitioner with the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice board.

Aboriginal Health Practitioners 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 Aboriginal Health Practitioner, 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

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
Standard Course Structure

Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery. 

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core

HLTAID011 - 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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 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
HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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
HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW016 Assess clients well being More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW020 Administer Medications More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW037 Support the safe use of medications 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
Elective

Students must choose 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

HLTAHW023 Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW028 Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care 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
HLTAHW024 Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW027 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW026 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men 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 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
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
2 HLTAHW005 - Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
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
3 HLTAHW016 - Assess clients well being
4 HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications
4 HLTAHW020 - Administer Medications
5 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 HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
6 CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
6 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
6 HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
7 HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
7 HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
7 HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men
7 HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues


QAIHC Cohort

Delivery will be over 18 months by mixed mode delivery. 

  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid - This unit will be credit transferred and not delivered by CQUniversity.

Students that have not credited HLTAID003 will need to complete HLTAID011 NOT both.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 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
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
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
HLTAHW016 Assess clients 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
HLTAHW017 Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW020 Administer Medications More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW037 Support the safe use of medications 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
Elective

Students must choose 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

HLTAHW023 Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW028 Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care 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
HLTAHW027 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAHW026 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men 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 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
1 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
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 HLTAHW016 - Assess clients well being
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
4 HLTAHW020 - Administer Medications
4 HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications
5 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 HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
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
6 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
7 HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
7 HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
7 HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men
7 HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

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.

Residential Schools/Workshops

Standard Course Structure

This course includes compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops. Select your preferred location for further details.
Cairns
Residential School
Location Cairns
Start Date To Be Advised
End Date To Be Advised
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Rockhampton North
Residential School
Location Rockhampton North
Start Date To Be Advised
End Date To Be Advised
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time

QAIHC Cohort

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
May: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

QAIHC Cohort

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
June: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
June: Full Time

QAIHC Cohort

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
March: Full Time
June: Full Time

QAIHC Cohort

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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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


Vocational Placement Information

Throughout the duration of this course, all students will undertake a minimum of 800hrs of vocational placement.  Students must be employed as an Aboriginal Health Worker in a Primary Health Care facility to enrol in this course.  


Interested students should contact Wendy Turner or Rachel Walker prior to enrolment to discuss the requirements for this course.  


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.