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

  • National Course Code: HLT40213
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT40213-01V03-21DUB-046

Location – Tamworth

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

19.7 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal person, and have a Confirmation of Aboriginality letter OR
  • Have the approval of the local Aboriginal community if you are a non-Aboriginal person, as evidenced by a letter of approval from the local Aboriginal community where you plan to study
  • You will also need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff to make sure this is the appropriate course level for you

Note: In NSW, a Confirmation of Aboriginality letter can be issued by any NSW-incorporated Aboriginal organisation or Local Aboriginal Land Council. Refer to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs for further details.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the health industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 500 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. This is an employment based qualification designed specifically for those working in the health industry, as a new or existing employee. If you have completed the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, you may be accredited up to 250 hours of workplace recognition.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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.

You need to be a registered practitioner in order to apply for jobs in the industry. Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care program approved by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia will mean you are eligible to apply for national registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.

Visit the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website for more information on registration.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Passion for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander healthcare
  • Empathetic, patient and compassionate
  • Be adequately fit and mobile to deliver First Aid, for performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you.

  • are employed with in the health sector, your teacher will contact you on enrolment before the first face to face block classes.
  • achieve Health Staff Requirements
  • mandatory requirements of employment- WWCC, NNC

To be able to successfully complete this course students are required to successfully complete all units of competency and successfully complete 500 hours of clinical placement.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

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

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
HLTAHW020 Administer medications
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Tamworth
13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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