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

Course: HLT40213

Location: Adelaide City

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice 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. These services include specific health care programs, advice and assistance with medication 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.

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

Specific details on how to apply for training can be found here.

Additional Information

+-Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 21, including:

14 core units
7 elective units

+-Core Units

There are a total of 14 core units in this course.

  • 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
  • HLTAHW016 Assess client’s physical wellbeing
  • HLTAHW017 Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
  • HLTAHW019 Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • HLTAHW020 Administer medications
  • 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

+-Elective Units

There are a total of seven elective units in this course. AHCSA delivers three pre-determined electives:

  • CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

Students then have the choice of two elective streams from either of the following options:

Sexual Health

  • HLTAHW026 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for men
  • HLTAHW027 Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
  • CHCCDE004 Implement participation and employment strategies
  • CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

Drug and Alcohol

  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • HLTAHW012 Assist with prevention and minimisation of substance misuse
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

+-Work Placement

This qualification is classified as full-time study if completed within a two-year period. Ten to Twelve (10-12) weeks of onsite face to face training is provided over a period of 24 months, with further study and set assignment work in between workshop visits. The duration of the course and number of face to face training workshops is dependent on the electives chosen. Specific workshops dates are determined based on a successful applicant’s enrolment into training modules. AHCSA offers a module-delivery structure which allows students some flexibility in training dates and course duration.

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 800 hours, or twenty 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.