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

Course: HLT30113

Location: Adelaide City

Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care introduces learners to the foundation of primary health care. The course work covers a variety of topics related to holistic health in order to equip learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of primary health care principles and work practices.

Students will learn how to interpret available information and to develop advocacy skills to assist community members, using discretion and judgment, and to take responsibility for their own work practices while under the guidance of others. This course is based on a set of national health worker competency standards, to provide learners with a nationally recognised qualification. Practical training will be supervised and/or provided with established guidelines.

Certificate III provides entry-level professional knowledge and skills for intending health workers and/or community workers. The program develops understanding and provides practical experience in working with Aboriginal people in a health setting. It also develops competent, confident and qualified Aboriginal workers, empowering them to bring about change in community settings. Graduates from the Certificate III program have the necessary basic skills to be employed as a Health Worker.

Further details, including the Course Description, Enrolment Requirements, Study Pathways, Delivery Mode and Fee Information can be found in the AHCSA 2020 Course Guide.

Additional Information

+-Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17, including:

12 core units
5 elective units

+-Core Units

There are a total of twelve core units included in this course.

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAHW005 Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
  • HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
  • HLTAHW007 Undertake basic health assessments
  • HLTAHW008 Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
  • HLTAHW009 Provide information about social and/or emotional support
  • HLTAHW010 Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
  • HLTAHW011 Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
  • HLTAHW015 Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

+-Elective Units

There are five elective units included in this course. AHCSA delivers the following pre-determined electives:

  • CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
  • HLTPOP005 Work in a population health context
  • HLTPOP006 Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
  • HLTPOP007 Contribute to population health project planning
  • HLTPOP009 Provide information and support on environmental health issues

+-Work Placement

This qualification is classified as full-time study if completed within a twelve-month period. Eight weeks of onsite face to face training is provided over a period of twelve months, with further study and set assignment work in between workshop visits.

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake supervised practice in a primary health care setting, supplemented by simulated practical application of skills and knowledge. Students who are not working in the health industry with access to the necessary experience will be required to complete a work placement of at least 250 hours, or 7 weeks full-time equivalent. Individuals must demonstrate consistency of performance over time to achieve competency outcomes.

Students will be required to complete course work between scheduled study workshops, such as projects, workplace practice and workbooks.

This study program is classified as full-time due to the significant amount of study that takes place outside of the classroom. Applicants should note that the
Training Workshops component of this study program is considered the smallest component, and commitment to the Work Place Evidence and Self-directed Learning components are essential to complete the qualification.

For further information, please visit the Training.Gov.Au course listing here.