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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. AHCSA holds current Approved Program of Study accreditation with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for this qualification and graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. More information on the registration requirements and process can be found on the AHPRA website here.
Students enrolled in this training program will be registered with the Board under the National Law. More information on Student Registration can be found on the AHPRA Website
Under limited circumstances Registered Students may be liable for mandatory notification to be made about them. It is important that prospective students are also familiar with AHPRAs Guidelines for Mandatory notifications about registered students.
Administration of Medications
Students looking to undertake the training program should be aware of legislative limitations and workplace policy or procedural requirements in relation to the administration of medications. This training program includes the delivery of two core units of competency that address performance evidence in relation to Administering Medications and Supporting with the Safe Use of Medicines. To ensure all students have the opportunity to gain competency in the knowledge and skills required for these units AHCSA attempts to fully replicate the resources, environment and time productivity pressures associated with these activities within its simulated learning environment. Students looking to go on to register with AHPRA must maintain current knowledge about the scope of practice of their role with regards to medicines within the State or Territory they intend to practice.
Further details including the Course Description, Enrolment Requirements, Study Pathways, Delivery Mode and Fee Information can be found on the AHCSA 2022 Course Guide
Specific details on how to apply for training can be found here.
For further information, please visit the Training.gov.au course listing here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Code of Conduct
More information on the Code of Conduct, including case studies and FAQs, can be found on the AHPRA Website.