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.
The Certificate II qualification is a means for encouraging the early development of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers as it:
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.
This course could provide a pathway to the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
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.
7 core and 3 elective