Course Start Date
19.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care allows you to pursue your passion for helping community, and turn it into a culturally rewarding career. Become a dynamic professional practitioner who ensures community health is a priority.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theoretical and practical coursework, learn to:
- Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander healthcare context
- Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients
- Assess and support clients physical, social and emotional wellbeing
- Administer medication
- Provide nutrition advice
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help get ahead:
- Caring and empathetic
- Passionate about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
- Connection to culture and community
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
- Eligibility to apply for registration as practitioner through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Register as a practitioner and begin an exciting healthcare career using a protected title:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
- Aboriginal health practitioner
- Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with a:
- Diploma of Nursing
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend 8 x 5 day blocks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, self-directed learning activities and work experience.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are working within primary healthcare settings/services, 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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There will be weekly video conference tutorial support to support you in your studies.
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 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 4.30 pm via block releases.
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
|HLTAHW021||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
|HLTAHW016||Assess client's physical wellbeing|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTAHW005||Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context|
|HLTAHW019||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
|HLTAHW017||Assess and support client's social and emotional wellbeing|
|HLTAHW018||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
|HLTAHW037||Support the safe use of medications|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAHW022||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTAHW006||Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members|
|HLTAHW028||Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care|
|CHCCCS001||Address the needs of people with chronic disease|
|HLTPOP015||Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|HLTAHW034||Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice|
|HLTPOP014||Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change|
|HLTPOP016||Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent|
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.
13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601
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