This skill set provides a set for skills for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to specialise in the provision of eye care.
The aim of the Eye Health Coordinator skill set is to provide Regional Eye Health Coordinators (REHC) and current and aspiring Aboriginal Eye Health Workers (AEHWs) with the skills and knowledge to facilitate comprehensive eye care services for their communities, and enable accessible eye and vision care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The Eye Health Coordinator skill set is jointly presented by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Aboriginal Health College of the AH&MRC.
- HLTAHW030 Provide information and strategies in eye health
- HLTAHW043 Facilitate access to tertiary health services
- HLTAHW062 Supervise health care team
Current and aspiring Aboriginal Eye Health Workers (AEHWs) and Regional Eye Health Coordinators (REHC); followed by Aboriginal health workers involved in the provision of eye care; or eye care workers working in an Aboriginal context.
This skill set has been endorsed by industry for workers who hold a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or commensurate industry skills as evaluated through recognition of prior learning processes.
- Regional Eye Health Coordinator
- Aboriginal Eye Health Worker
- Aboriginal Health Worker
Blended learning involving face to face blocks and e-learning (online)
The Skill Set can be undertaken as a stand-alone course or can contribute toward qualifications higher than a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
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