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HLT30113

Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Kick start your career in Indigenous health care with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as an Aboriginal Health worker in admin support, health promotion or aged and disability care.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$340
Subsidised
$340
Full Fee
$6,935
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Course overview

Begin your career in health with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the core skills needed to address health issues faced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as Indigenous health workers grew very strongly over the past five years. Stable future growth is predicted in this industry with employers looking for candidates who are caring, compassionate and have good social skills. 

This course will give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake basic health assessments, identify community health issues, needs and strategies, provide information and strategies in chronic condition care, and assist with basic health screening, promotion and education. Our highly-experienced and passionate teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to become an Aboriginal health care worker in an admin support, health promotion, or aged and disability care role.

What can I do?

  • Aboriginal Health Worker as Admin Support
  • Aged and Disability Care or Health Promotion
  • Indigenous Healthy Housing Worker

Course outcome:

HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Learning support options

We have numerous support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre, located in most campus libraries, is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with basic and complex skills. Studiosity is an online after hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research and referencing, as well as subject-specific questions.​

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.  You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW005
    Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to deliver primary health care services within the context of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health. It provides an understanding of historical, political and other significant factors impacting on the current health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW006
    Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the required knowledge and skills for primary health care workers to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities to understand their rights and communicate their needs within a self-determination framework. This includes the use of interpreter and translation services to liaise with service providers to enable clients to access a range of health services. This unit does not assume the individual worker has interpretation and/or translation qualifications to provide these services themselves.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW007
    Undertake basic health assessments
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW007
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to undertake a range of basic health assessments of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, including infants, children and adults.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake basic health assessments

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW008
    Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the required knowledge and skills to assist in the planning and implementation of a health care plan to address findings from clinical assessments. Actions as part of the plan may include delivering information, supporting healthy lifestyle practices, and explaining and supporting medication use and specific medical procedures.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW009
    Provide information about social and emotional support
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate with clients requiring social and emotional support and provide information about available referral options. It provides basic skills and knowledge in social and emotional support required by those involved in face-to-face delivery of primary health care services.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide information about social and emotional support

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW010
    Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, interpret and act upon information about the community's health. It covers the collection of information for a specific purpose, such as developing a program or project, or for the purpose of maintaining a community health profile to identify and address issues impacting on community health.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify community health issues, needs and strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW011
    Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW011
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to identify community health information needs and to implement and evaluate routine health promotion, education and screening programs within that community. Information, education and promotion services may include nutrition, healthy lifestyle and promotion of holistic health.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHW015
    Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHW015
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to support clients to use medication safely and under instruction.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID003
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide first aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF001
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
17 Apr 2023
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 7 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Bowen
18 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 7 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Mount Isa
08 Aug 2022
1 year
Full time 4 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Toowoomba
17 Apr 2023
up to 1 year
Part time 5 x 5 day blocks
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 7 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Bowen
18 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 7 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
Mount Isa
08 Aug 2022
1 year
Full time 4 blocks per course
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $6,935
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (HLT30113)

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Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

COURSE CODE: HLT30113
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Students are advised that they will need to evidence maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.
The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. Please see the following link for the accepted vaccines.

If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course TAFE Queensland will arrange a vocational placement for you in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care facility, so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Before commencing clinical placement you will need to complete a:

  • Criminal History Check (yellow card);
  • apply for a Blue Card (working with children check); and
  • complete a First Aid Certificate (including CPR), which can be obtained through TAFE Queensland.

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

You are to apply for your NDIS Worker Screening Check once enrolled as you will be considered a volunteer and TAFE Queensland will need to verify your application as a student.

You may also be required to complete a vaccination record or full immunisation. Recommended vaccinations include:

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation.
  • hepatitis A
  • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) (persons born during or since 1966 who have only received one dose of the MMR vaccine should have a second dose)
  • chickenpox (if not previously infected)
  • pertussis (whooping cough - an adult booster dose)
  • influenza (annual vaccination)

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Future students are advised that access to public and private health facilities or organisations in your State for vocational placement assessment may require evidence of commencement or full vaccination for COVID-19.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised price, you must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate III or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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