Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. These services include specific health care programs, advice and assistance with medication and administration of medication. 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. 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
CQU has applied for this course to be an approved program of study and for accreditation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board
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|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
Required: Completion of the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrollment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
On entry to the Cert IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary health Care Practice students must supply evidence of the following mandatory checks:
Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Criminal History Check.
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.
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.
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
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.
Delivery will be over 18 to 24 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 schools of approximately one (1) to two (2) week/s will be offered and students will be expected to attend as per their individual training plan requirements.
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid - This unit will be credit transferred and not delivered by CQUniversity.
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||More Information|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information|
|HLTAHW022||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health||More Information|
|HLTAHW005||Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context||More Information|
|HLTAHW006||Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members||More Information|
|HLTAHW016||Assess clients well being||More Information|
|HLTAHW017||Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being||More Information|
|HLTAHW018||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context||More Information|
|HLTAHW019||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities||More Information|
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care||More Information|
|HLTAHW037||Support the safe use of medications||More Information|
|HLTAHW020||Administer Medications||More Information|
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
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||More Information|
|HLTAHW028||Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care||More Information|
|HLTAHW023||Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs||More Information|
|HLTAHW027||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women||More Information|
|HLTAHW026||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men||More Information|
|HLTAHW024||Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities||More Information|
|CHCDFV004||Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities||More Information|
|HLTOHC001||Recognise and respond to oral health issues||More Information|
|1||HLTAID003 - Provide first aid|
|1||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|1||CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|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|
|2||HLTAHW006 - Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members|
|3||HLTAHW016 - Assess clients well being|
|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||HLTAHW023 - Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs|
|4||HLTAHW028 - Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care|
|4||HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|4||HLTAHW019 - Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|5||HLTAHW020 - Administer Medications|
|5||HLTAHW037 - Support the safe use of medications|
|6||HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women|
|6||HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men|
|6||HLTAHW024 - Work in alcohol, other drugs and mental health care with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|6||CHCDFV004 - Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities|
|6||HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues|
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