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  • HLT30113

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

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • 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

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Course overview

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. The health care sector is experiencing strong growth, with current research highlighting the merits of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. You will get the specific skill set needed to work in a culturally-competent work place, practicing holistic, whole-of-life care.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
HLTAHW005
Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
HLTAHW006
Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
HLTAHW007
Undertake basic health assessments
HLTAHW008
Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
HLTAHW009
Provide information about social and emotional support
HLTAHW010
Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
HLTAHW011
Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
HLTAHW015
Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
M00VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCMM201A
Communicate in the workplace
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
BSBWOR204A
Use business technology
HLTAHW034
Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice
HLTAHW014
Work with Elders in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTAHW021
Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
HLTAHW028
Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
BSBCMM201A
Communicate in the workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

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 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

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.

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

  • 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)

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

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate III or higher level qualification.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland