Working in primary health care is rewarding and challenging. If you are passionate about high-quality health care that addresses issues of social justice and supports wellbeing, this qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge and clinical skills to contribute effectively to primary health care teams.
This qualification reflects the diverse roles within the Aboriginal Health Worker profession. For example, our students and graduates can work in
Aboriginal community controlled organisations, mainstream health institutions or a range of other workplaces in roles involving:
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.
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face workshops, private study, flexible self-paced learning and on-the-job training. The course will be delivered over a period of 2 years.
Pre-reading and guided study are required for some of the blocks. Clinical skills may be practiced and partially assessed within a simulated workplace environment.
Students spend a minimum of 800 hours in supervised clinical practice in an Aboriginal primary health care setting. This allows students to practice and use the skills learnt in the course, and to be assessed in a workplace environment. Clinical practice may be within your current job role, a job rotation within the workplace, or clinical placement at another health service. Students are required to undergo a police check, a Working With Children Check and meet immunisation requirements before starting clinical placements.
14 core, 7 elective 4 prescribed and 3 determined after pre training review
Please note: in Victoria some restrictions apply to the assessment of Administer medications