Upskill in your current role by learning to respond to grief, loss and crisis situations in the Indigenous community. Use as part of your continuing professional development to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's requirements for registration.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Contribute to the wellbeing and recovery of people
Deal with immediate safety concerns
Engage empathetically with grieving people
Make referrals to crisis intervention centres
Reflect on your own work
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
The ability to respond to situations of loss, grief, bereavement and trauma
The skills to provide crisis intervention activities for clients
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A background in the health care industry
An interest in mental health, particularly grief and loss support
This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field. If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Aboriginal health worker with the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Aboriginal health practitioner with the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care Practice and counsellor with the Diploma of Counselling.
Generally in order to work in the industry you will require a Working with Children Check, National Police Check, vaccinations and other health screenings.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Provide Grief and Loss Support Skills for Health Workers does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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