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HLT20113 Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Why should I choose this course?

This course is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people looking to take a step into a primary health care setting or to support the recognition of basic levels of skill and knowledge held by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people undertaking health-related work in community contexts.

It reflects the role of Aboriginal Health Workers who undertake a range of tasks under direct supervision to support the provision of primary health care services to Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

What are my career opportunities?

The Certificate II qualification is a means for encouraging the early development of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers as it:

  • provides an entry point for workers with limited English literacy and numeracy
  • provides guidance for trainers and employers preparing people for a range of work roles in Primary Health Care working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities (ie. as a ‘pre-vocational’ qualification)

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for admission to this course. Applications for this course are open only to people who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

*Please note that courses will only run with sufficient numbers.

Pathways

This course could provide a pathway to the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

The duration and training delivery

The Certificate II in Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is delivered flexibly to meet the specific needs of groups over a 12 month period.

Where students are not in employment then supervised practical placements will be arranged. Assessment approaches include individual tasks and projects aligned to the units of competency, group work and observation of skills demonstrated. Some skills will be practiced and observed in a simulated environment.

Where students are in employment, off-the-job delivery is through 2 – 3 day workshops held monthly. Off-the-job clinical skills are practiced and may be assessed in simulated workplace environments.

It is recommended that 50 hours of work placement be undertaken related to the core units of competency where students are not in employment.  The course coordinator will advise of this requirement.

Units of Competence

7 core and 3 elective

Core

  • HLTAHW001 Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities
  • HLTAHW002 Support clients to obtain access to health services
  • HLTAHW003 Provide basic health information to clients
  • HLTAHW004 Perform work role in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective (Example)

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
  • HLTCSD208D Transport clients
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