National code: HLT30113

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

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Overview About this course

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who wants to begin a career in primary health care for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients, this Certificate III course is the perfect opportunity for you to launch your career and help others.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Simplify and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of basic health care

  • Provide information about social and/or emotional support

  • Identify community health issues, needs and strategies

  • Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Complete social and emotional wellbeing assessments

  • Provide referral options

  • Work with your community

  • A strong pathway to further study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • You must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and have a confirmation of Aboriginality as a requirement of national registration at the end of your studies.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in the health sector

  • Empathy, patience and the ability to empower others

  • Good organisational skills and are able to multi-task and respond well to rapid change

  • A desire to empower fellow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    82%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    400 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    43 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,090

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    76% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 12 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services HLTAHW011

  • Provide information about social and emotional support HLTAHW009

  • Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members HLTAHW006

  • Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication HLTAHW015

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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