Course Start Date
19 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication.
These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 19 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 18 months. Class attendance is Block Release requiring agreement with your employer. You are required to attend five days per week for six blocks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 19.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including (work experience).
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are Aboriginal Health Workers currently working in the health care sector.
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)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- 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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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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
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|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|
|HLTAHW017||Assess and support client's social and emotional wellbeing|
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|HLTAHW022||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health|
|HLTAHW037||Support the safe use of medications|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAHW010||Identify community health issues, needs and strategies|
|HLTAHW023||Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs|
|HLTAHW034||Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice|
|HLTAHW016-UNGRADED||Assess client's physical wellbeing|
|HLTAHW018-UNGRADED||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
|HLTAHW019-UNGRADED||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|CHCCCS001||Address the needs of people with chronic disease|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAHW015||Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication|
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.
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601
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