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HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Why should I choose this course?

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.

What are my career opportunities?

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.

Pathways

This qualification can lead to other higher level Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) qualifications at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

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 and are working in a Aboriginal Primary Health Care setting.

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

The duration and training delivery

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.

Units of Competence

12 core and 5 elective

Core

  • 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
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Elective (Example)

  • HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
  • HLTAHW034 Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice
  • HLTCSD208D Transport clients
  • HLTPOP015 Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
  • HLTPOP016 Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent
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