The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is aimed at recognising and improving the skills and knowledge of Aboriginal health workers who are working in the community.
Completion of this qualification may be regarded as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work and provides broad entry level skills in primary health care.
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 and are working in a Aboriginal Primary Health Care setting.
*Please note that courses will only run with sufficient numbers.
The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care may be delivered in a flexible work-based mode combining on and off-the-job activities. Off-the-job delivery is through three-day workshops held monthly over a 15 month period. For off-the-job delivery clinical skills are developed and practiced in a simulated environment.
Where students are not employed in a role utilising clinical skills or with direct client interaction and care, practical placements or job rotations will be required.
Where students are not employed, practical placement will be required. It is recommended that 250 hours of work placement be undertaken across the core of the qualification.
12 core and 5 elective