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 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|
Completion of the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment is required prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
It is a requirement for entry into the course that students are currently working in industry. It is strongly advised that students contact Teaching Staff (see More Details for contacts) to discuss this course prior to enrolment.
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:
Full details are available via the following link Pre-WIL Compulsory Conditions (Mandatory Checks)
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.
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.
|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|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||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|
|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|
|HLTAHW027||Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically|
|1||HLTAID003 - Provide first aid|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|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||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||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||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|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|
|7||HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|7||HLTAHW026 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men|
|7||HLTOHC001 - Recognise and respond to oral health issues|
|7||HLTAHW027 - Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women|
|Third Party Verification|
Additional Resources and Textbooks
To complete the course you will need access to a computer and the Internet.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Cairns, Townsville and Noosa. Dates are to be confirmed.