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  • HLT50113

Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

At a glance

At a glance

Further develop your primary health care service skills with this advanced course in the delivery of health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
  • Health Professional
  • Health Worker
  • Senior Torres Strait Islander Community Health Worker
  • Senior Aboriginal Health Worker
  • Senior Aboriginal Community Health Worker
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HLT50113 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

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Course overview

Course overview

Further develop your existing primary health care service skills with this advanced course in the delivery of health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. As a qualified senior health worker you will positively impact on the lives of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas. The health care sector is experiencing strong growth, with current research highlighting the merits of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Building on your existing skills and knowledge in primary health care, you will gain the specific skill set needed to work in a culturally-competent work place practicing holistic, whole-of-life care. As an advocate for the community you will also be qualified to assess and support clients' social and emotional wellbeing as well as engage in community health research.

With three different study streams to choose from including chronic disease, administration and human resources, or workplace training, this course allows you to specialise in an area you are passionate about. TAFE Queensland's passionate and experienced teachers will provide you with resources specific to individual learning styles, and the one-on-one support necessary to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a range of community health and health promotion roles within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 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
HLTAHW007
Undertake basic health assessments
HLTAHW017
Assess and support client's social and emotional wellbeing
HLTAHW018
Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
HLTAHW019
Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
HLTAHW021
Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
HLTAHW022
Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
HLTAHW023
Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs
HLTAHW037
Support the safe use of medications
HLTAHW043
Facilitate access to tertiary health services
HLTAHW044
Advocate on behalf of the community
HLTAHW047
Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients
HLTAHW048
Apply a strategic approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
HLTAHW061
Engage in community health research
HLTAHW062
Supervise health care team
HLTAHW065
Apply reflective practice in an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander primary health care setting
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTINF003
Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety
Darling Downs and South West
VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Darling Downs and South West
CHCEDU008
Share health information
CHCCCS014
Provide brief interventions
HLTAHW035
Provide information and support around cancer
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS001
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
HLTAHW028
Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour

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 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
  • 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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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is strongly recommended that you are employed in the primary health care industry and/or have completed a Certificate III and/or IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

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 750 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.

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)

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.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or 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 IV 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.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland