Course Start Date
08 Sep 2021
21.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is designed to launch the career of those who want to help others, and begin a career in primary health care for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Simplify and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
- Assist in 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
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Compassion, patience and an understanding nature
- Eagerness to help and make a difference
- Good communication and people skills
- An interest in the health sector
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course,.
Face to face BLOCKS will be on the following dates:
BLOCK 1: 16/11/2021 - 17/11/2021
BLOCK 2: 22/02/2022 - 23/02/2022
BLOCK 3: 05/04/2022 - 06/04/2022
BLOCK 4: 14/06/2022 - 15/06/2022
BLOCK 5: 02/08/2022 - 03/08/022
BLOCK 6: TBA
Please note timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher,
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.4 hours of class. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15.3 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 19.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including work placement, private study and assignment preparation.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working at the entry level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Certificate III may be regarded by many jurisdictions as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work. In some jurisdictions, however, individuals may start at Certificate II level and, when ready, progress to Certificate III. The qualification structure for Certificate III supports both these options. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled as block attendance. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|HLTAHW008||Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care|
|HLTAHW011||Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTAHW006||Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members|
|HLTAHW010||Identify community health issues, needs and strategies|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTAHW009||Provide information about social and emotional support|
|HLTAHW007||Undertake basic health assessments|
|HLTAHW005||Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAHW015||Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication|
|HLTPOP014||Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|HLTPOP015||Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation|
|HLTPOP016||Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent|
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Enrol Now
Dubbo, Myall Street
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601
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